Century C93 Sporter

"A pistol is what you use to fight your way back to the rifle you never should have left behind!" Clint Smith, Thunder Ranch

Moderators: Keith B, carlson1

Post Reply
User avatar

Topic author
jmorris
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 1201
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:41 pm
Location: Cibolo
Contact:

Century C93 Sporter

#1

Post by jmorris » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:10 pm

Got the email below from Bud's and I'm thinking of jumping on one. Any owners here? Good deal? Avoid? $549.99

Thanks
----------------------------------------------------------------
We recently purchased ALL of Century's remaining inventory of surplus C93 Sporters!
The receivers are stamped Century Arms C93 Sporter, but PTR-91 is manufacturing the barrels and other parts for these exclusive builds.
PTR will also powder coat, assemble, and warrant these C93s.
gun.png
Jay E Morris
Guardian Firearm Training, NRA Pistol, LTC
NRA Lifetime
NRA Recruiter (link)
Cibolo, TX

User avatar

SRO1911
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 784
Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 10:31 pm
Location: Abilene, TX

Re: Century C93 Sporter

#2

Post by SRO1911 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:27 pm

That is a really tough call. PTR is a great company, solid service and products.
Century scares the snot out of me.
When any govt, or church,says This you can't read, are forbidden to know, the result is tyranny and oppression. Little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked; no force can control a free man, not the rack, bombs, not anything, you can't conquer a free man, at most you can kill him.

User avatar

AndyC
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 10020
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Richardson, TX

Re: Century C93 Sporter

#3

Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:14 pm

If Century built it, no way in hell.
Remember Kitty Genovese

Image

Amateurs skip safety-checks - pros don't.
Preferred Travel Agent - 72 Virgins Dating Club
There's nothing quite like the offer of 230 grains to a man's chest to remind him of his manners

User avatar

Topic author
jmorris
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 1201
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:41 pm
Location: Cibolo
Contact:

Re: Century C93 Sporter

#4

Post by jmorris » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:47 pm

I was thinking about it because I'd read quite a few reviews that concluded like the below but it seems a consensus of two says "run away, run away":

https://www.outdoorhub.com/reviews/2015 ... c93-rifle/

What do shooters get for their hard-earned dough? A more-than-combat-accurate, roller-delayed, semiautomatic rifle in a common, soft-shooting caliber. While not the most inexpensive option for shooters looking for a modern black rifle, the C93 is a relatively cheap fix for HK enthusiasts who can’t afford to drop $2,000 on a rifle that takes $80 factory magazines. It may have it quirks, but for shooters not heavily invested in an AK or AR-15, the C93 makes a fine alternative. It’s one that can serve as a range-plinker, home-defense carbine, or HK-inspired addition to their collection.
Jay E Morris
Guardian Firearm Training, NRA Pistol, LTC
NRA Lifetime
NRA Recruiter (link)
Cibolo, TX


Rob72
Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 175
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:08 am
Location: Gulf Coast

Re: Century C93 Sporter

#5

Post by Rob72 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:54 pm

jmorris wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:10 pm

We recently purchased ALL of Century's remaining inventory of surplus C93 Sporters!
The receivers are stamped Century Arms C93 Sporter, but PTR-91 is manufacturing the barrels and other parts for these exclusive builds.
PTR will also powder coat, assemble, and warrant these C93s.


gun.png
Based on this, I'd jump, if I had the cash to hand. Part of the deal is that Century tries to crank things out, as fast as they can, and damn the positioning-jigs(which may be mixed surplus, or of Century's making)! It says PTR is assembling, and they've definitely earned their stripes, so... :cool:

User avatar

Bitter Clinger
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 2109
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:16 pm
Location: North Dallas

Re: Century C93 Sporter

#6

Post by Bitter Clinger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:32 pm

You can buy a decent AR for less currently. PASS.
"You may all go to H3ll, and I will go to Texas." - Davy Crockett
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." - Wyatt Earp
NRA Life Member
לעולם לא תשכח

User avatar

Topic author
jmorris
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 1201
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:41 pm
Location: Cibolo
Contact:

Re: Century C93 Sporter

#7

Post by jmorris » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:48 am

Of course, if your goal is something other than an AR, you want a roller block or you just like the H&K style or......

Sold out anyway.

Ted likes 'em.

Jay E Morris
Guardian Firearm Training, NRA Pistol, LTC
NRA Lifetime
NRA Recruiter (link)
Cibolo, TX

Post Reply

Return to “Rifles & Shotguns”