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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:01   #1
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P90 & Tall People

I am 6'4 and I've been running M4/M16 rifles for a year now and I want to switch to some SMGs but I am kind of worried since SMGs are tiny, the P90 for example. Whenever I see people running P90s they are usually really short and I do not know if it is a good idea for me...
I never got a chance to hold one but people tell me it is super uncomfortable for tall people, is it true?
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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:06   #2
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i don't have experience with one but i think the easiest way to find out would be to go to your local shop and shoulder one to see if it's comfortable for you. since you are the one using it it should really only be your opinion of it that matters
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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:19   #3
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^that, im shortish (5'7) and i find it akward to wield. I.could likely get used to it, but i wont try lol
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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:37   #4
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6'1" ran a P90 for years without a problem. if you have orangutan arms you can get the buttstock extender for the P90 (allows for a larger battery as well)

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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:51   #5
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5'7"ish maybe 8"... it doesn't feel small in my arms, but in pictures it looks tiny in my hands. As long as it's comfortable to shoulder and shoot.

Just keep in mind that you shoulder it a little more centered than a normal rifle and you're often more squared to the target rather than weak shoulder forward like with rifles. Most people (who don't own one) don't hold it right before thinking it's not a good fit for them.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 12:03   #6
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I'm quite short at 5'7 and the P90 fits me very well. A guy I play with is 6'2 and runs a P90 and he quite likes it. As others have said, go to a game or a store and try one out to see if you like it. I find the P90 to be a really sold and compact cqb gun. And it really minimizes your profile.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 12:47   #7
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I have yet to find that picture of Red Tiger (6'8) holding a P90. The picture is worth the look hahaha. To make it short and to picture the guy, his single hand could probably wrap my entire head lol.

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Old July 29th, 2014, 13:14   #8
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You definitly need to test it for yourself. I'm 6'4" too and I dont really like how P90 are handled. However there is many different factors depending how your arms are and hand size. I would rather get a SMG with adjustable stock lenght so you can always make it longer if you feel the need to. But again, just borrow one in a game to check how you feel with it.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 13:19   #9
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P90 & Tall People

Looks like, at 6'9", when a GBB P90 comes out, I'll be passing it up, lol.
I don't mind saving my pennies for that KWA MP7 I've been eyeing in the classifieds. The TM one I had was super comfy for me because of that super-straight grip.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 22:34   #10
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At 6'3" I feel like i have T-Rex arms shouldering a P90.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 22:45   #11
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it honestly depends on the person and how they work with the ergonomics of the gun.
I stand 6'1 and I don't find the P90 all that comfortable for extended periods of time. However I've played with a guy who is round about the same height and has no problem.
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Old July 30th, 2014, 01:00   #12
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6'3" plus and I carry a pistol. So I don't see why you can't. A P90 would be a great secondary to a real gun. lol! ...sorry.

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Old August 2nd, 2014, 21:18   #13
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If you like m4/16's and want to go bull pup checkout magpul pts pdr. I've got one and it's great! Handles much like an m4, (it was designed to). same mags too so you don't have to buy any if you're already running an m4. I was a little worried about the internals but 2 seasons on an 11.1 lipo and no issues.
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 21:34   #14
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P90 + M16 length barrel + silencer.

Problem solved.
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 22:39   #15
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I'm 6ft tall, I ran a P90 and and MP7 with no issues but I run only CQB games.
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