CAA Tactical RONI G2 Update

My CAA Tactical RONI G2 enclosure for my NFA registered Glock Gen4 G19 was the least reliable out of the three enclosures I tested, with eight failures out of approximately 200 rounds fired. I posted about this in my review, and several of you were quick to point out that the rails were indicative of an Airsoft unit and not a RONI made for real firearms.

Thanks to the PR firm responsible for Command Arms, the US distributor of the CAA Tactical, I was able to get a testing and evaluation RONI Glock SBR enclosure yesterday.

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At their request, I am sending my personally owned RONI to Command Arms to see if they can discern if it’s an Airsoft model or not, and/or if there are any specific problems with the enclosure I purchased from Arms Unlimited.

In the meantime, Arms Unlimited was pretty quick to answer my questions, but also didn’t offer to help me in any way except give me the name of a VP at Command Arms. Not super helpful, and not the customer service I would have expected if I was just “a regular guy.”

Anyway, here’s a quick video about the “real steel” T&E unit versus the one I own.

Aside from the aluminum side rails, I couldn’t see any functional difference between the two units. Arms Unlimited suggested that someone at CAA may have put the wrong rails on my real steel RONI and that they had seen some bad quality control problems from them lately.

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So, almost three weeks after my RONI review and a month after my initial testing, I might be on the path to getting some resolution with my RONI.

I really like this enclosure, and if it had better reliability I’d recommend it due to the price-to-performance aspect. Maybe I just got a bum unit.

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Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.
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  1. Hayim Funes says:

    Hello Shortbarrel Shepherd,

    My name is Hayim Funes, and I am with CAA’s H.Q of Israel.

    I would like to thank you for reviewing our RONI conversion, and with your permission, would also like to further discuss about that with you via email and/or over the phone.

    I would very much appreciate if you could email me at: hayimf@caa-il.com.

    Thanks and and best regards,

    Hayim Funes
    CAA

  2. Daniel M. Ramos says:

    You are the first person that I have encountered on youtube that has been willing to compare carbine conversion kits. I hope you are able to update us on your progress with the RONI G2 and the help CAA was able to provide as they seem quite willing to address any problems with their product. Additionally, I wanted to see if you would be addressing using any of the carbine conversion kits as non-SBR products through the use of a carbine conversion barrel as those able to be purchased from IGB Austria (http://www.igb-barrels.com/index.php/vmshop/igb-carbine-barrels). As you can see they make a product that allows you to run various glock models in a RONI G2 enclosure as a non-SBR carbine. It would be interesting to see what kind reliability, accuracy, and power is achieved with a RONI G2 and a 16″ barrel.

    Great work on the excellent reviews!

  3. Daniel M. Ramos says:

    Shortbarrel Shepherd, I do not know if you are aware of a couple of things that have come out for the Roni. One is the addition of an M4 stock adapter (http://www.caa-il.com/viewProduct.asp?ID=387&catID=376). Another development that I think is quite interesting is a longer version of the Roni that does not require you to pay a tax for a short barreled firearm if I understand correctly (http://www.caa-il.com/viewProduct.asp?ID=388&catID=376). This was reported in thefirearmblog a while ago (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/05/04/caa-roni-16-barrel-glock-carbine-conversion/), but it looks like CAA has finally released it.

    FYI, I am not affiliated with CAA or any other company. I am a regular civilian.

    I hope to see more great content from your site.

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Hi there! Thanks for your comments. I was not aware of either of those! I will contact CAA about it; the older Firearms Blog post states it comes with a 16″ barrel and is only for the G17, while the product page you linked says it’s compatible for several models including the G19. I appreciate the tip!

  4. Jeremy J says:

    Just wondering if you had contacted CAA in regards to your issues? Do you plan to update us in regards to what was discussed? Please let us know whether you consider this review to be in progress or completed.

  5. Frank Motta says:

    Yes sir I also purchased the Roni kit for my G17. After viewing your video on YouTube my Roni also appears that my picitany side rails are plastic and my foregrip has 2 adjustments. However the barrel and top picitany are steal.im about to call zfi to ask which verision I have. I believe it has a serial number maybe that will help. I would appreciate any further info you can provide me with. Be advised that I have the Roni g2 BMX verision that’s legal in all States.

    Thank you
    Frank M

    Please let me know if you receive any updated info

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