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Ever since I SBR’d my QC10 9mm AR I have wanted to put a Battle Arms VERT PDW Stock on it. I have the VERT PDW Stock on one of my other SBR’s and it truly is one of the only PDW stocks that I feel can be used on just about any AR, even full size rifles because of its integrated cheek rest. The only holdback was that the standard buffer. While it works great with 5.56 and 300BLK, it wasn’t designed to work with a 9mm AR’s. While similar to a standard AR, a 9mm AR is definitely a fickle beast. After some months of testing, fine tuning and tweaking, Battle Arms is ready to release their new 9mm Buffer for the VERT PDW Stock.

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The new Battle Arms 9mm Buffer weighs 5.7 ounces which is a little lighter than you might expect to run on your 9mm AR (I have run as high as 10 ounce buffers) but what makes this different and  is their patented, Recoil Reducing, Dual Spring Buffer Design which will help soften the recoil impulse and smooth things out considerably. 

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The BAD VERT 9mm PDW Buffer will be sold as an upgrade item for those of us who already have a VERT stock in hand and will also available as a complete 9mm VERT PDW Stock System as well. 

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No matter how you slice it, this is an awesome upgrade to one of, if not THE best PDW stocks on the market. I have a BAD VERT PDW Stock that has been waiting for this day and soon will get put to work on the 9mm QC10 SBR. You can buy the buffer or the complete stock system at the links below. If you snag one, make sure you tag us in your pics on Facebook and Instagram so we can see what you guys are all running. 

Battle Arms Development 9mm Buffer for VERT PDW Stock

Battle Arms Development 9mm Complete VERT PDW Stock System

If you’ve followed AR15NEWS for any decent length of time you’ve probably noticed we build lots of ARs. Some times, as an AR builder, it’s easy to get in a rut and kind of build the same thing over and over again which gets boring. All it takes is a bit of imagination and planning and your next build can be the best one you’ve ever put together. This is the very case with my most recent build. 

Believe it or not I had SBR’d this Rainier Arms forged lower well over a year ago but had no idea what I wanted to do with it. Then it came to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. From there it was just a matter of time before I had the parts in hand and ready to build.

Lets start out with a few closer shots. From this angle you can see the Rainier Arms ambi safety, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle and Scalarworks OPS (On Point Sights) fixed rear sight.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 1 - Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Juggernaut Tactical Ambi Charging Handle - Rainier Arms Ambi Safety

As I mentioned above, this build got started as a Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC lower that I bought and Form 1’d just before the ATF41P effective date. I added a Rainier Arms forged upper and ambi safety, CMC Triggers Flat 3.5lb Trigger and LPK, Superlative Arms Piston Kit, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle, Geissele MK4 rail and Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights and Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint T1 and a SureFeed Magazines 20 Round mag.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 2 - CMC Triggers Flat Trigger Geissele SMR MK4 rail Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Aimpoint Micro T1 Rainier Arms A-DAC

Of course as a Rainier Arms SBR build I chose to use their 10.5″ .223 Wylde barrel. Covered it with a Geissele MK4 rail, Arisaka Defense 300/IR Series Scout Light and Inline Scout Mount, SureFire SR07 switch, Scalarworks OPS Fixed Front Sight, Magpul vertical grip and Griffin Armament Taper Mount Supresspr Mount. The Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under there somewhere. 😜

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Geissele SMR MK4 - Arisaka Inline Scout Light Mount 300 Series Scalarworks OPS Front Fixed Sight magpul vertical grip Surefire SR07

Here’s another angle of the business end on the new Rainier Arms SBR build. From this angle you can now see how accessible the Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under the rail. This isn’t like many piston kits were you have one or two settings. Its more like a Piston Kit that has a built in fully adjustable gas block so you can really tune it in.

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Superlative Arms - Rainier Arms - Geissele - Scalarworks - Magpul = Arisaka Rainier Arms

This next shot gives you a better idea of how tidy things are on this build. It’s got everything I need and nothing I don’t. The Scalarworks OPS fixed sights and mount for the Aimpoint T1 are absolutely amazing. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms = cmc triggers = scalarworks = aimpoint t1 - juggernaut tactical - magpul - geissele

And here it is. Hope you guys enjoyed a pretty detailed look at my new Rainier Arms SBR build. In the end, this SBR turned out even better than I had pictured it but the initial imagination and passion to create another gun is what got it all started. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to just slap together the first complete rifle you can. Take your time with your next build, map it out, think about what would make you smile every time you see it and then build that. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms - geissele - cmc triggers - magpul - scalarworks - griffin armament - surefire = superlative arms piston kit - aimpoint juggernaut tactical

Here’s the full run down of parts for this build. If you want to copy it, be my guest. Would make for a great AR Pistol build too.  

Already had a chance to get the gas dialed in on the piston kit and man this thing is smooth. Will be getting some range time this week with this gun getting it sighted in. Will let you guys know how it runs soon.

KAK Industry manufactures barrels for some of the biggest name retailers out there and every once in a while ends up with a few barrels left over after a large production run. Right now he’s sitting on some 10.5″ 9mm barrels that he produced for PSA and is blowing them out at an amazing price of just $65. If you’re starting a new 9mm build or just want to build an extra cheap upper for your 9mm PCC, this is a no-brainer.

https://www.kakindustry.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/617/

KAK 10.5 9mm AR Barrel

KAK PSA 10.5 9mm Barrel

PSA 9MM NATO 10.5 INCH BARREL
– LIMITED SUPPLY
– PSA 10.5 INCH 9MM BARREL
– MELONITE FINISH
– 9MM NATO CHAMBER
– GOVT CARBINE STYLE PROFILE
– 1:10 TWIST
– 41V50
– MUZZLE THREADED 1/2-36
– MELONITE TREATED
– MARKED PSA, CALIBER AND TWIST 

https://www.kakindustry.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/617/

Angstadt Arms has now started taking pre-orders for their new UDP-9i Integrally Suppressed 9mm complete uppers, pistols, SBRs and Rifles which is a collaboration between Angstadt Arms and KG Made Suppressors. According to Angstadt Arms, the UDP-9i is the lightest and quietest integrally suppressed 9mm AR-15. 

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Angstadt Arms udp-9ir-suppressor

The following are the 5 different configurations that are available currently.

UDP-9iR: Full length rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, therefore only requiring a single suppressor tax stamp
– Weight 6.5 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iC: Short barrel rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 2 tax stamps (SBR and suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iP: Pistol with Shockwave stabilizing brace:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 1 tax stamp (suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Shockwave pistol stabilizing brace and KAK Industries pistol receiver extension with 12 length adjustment settings
– Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Full size length configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 16.1″ (8″ Barrel and 8.1″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Short barrel configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 11.9″ (6″ Barrel and 5.9″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

HIGHLIGHTS

Adjustable Port System
The port system on the UDP-9i series features 15 threaded holes that allow the end user to tune the velocity and sound signature based on their specific ammunition loads.

Lightweight and Balanced
A grade 9 titanium sleeve ensures a lightweight and perfectly balanced rifle.

Full Auto Rated
Responding to the needs of our law enforcement and military clients, the 17-4 heat treated baffle stack is fully automatic rated.

User Serviceable
The UDP-9i is user serviceable allowing easy maintenance and cleaning.

GLOCK® Magazine Reliability
The UDP-9 accepts all GLOCK® double stack 9mm magazines for proven reliability and features last round bolt hold open.

The UDP-9i series of firearms will be offered as an initial limited release only with a total of only 100 units available to customers. Pre-orders are open now and close on April 17th at 10 AM EST (unless they sell out earlier). Lead time for shipping to your local dealer is approximately 8 weeks. Full payment is due at the time of order.

Place your order now at https://angstadtarms.com/product/udp9i-integrally-suppressed/

A while back the guys at Andro Corp Industry ran a short term special on their M4QR 10.5″ Complete Railed Upper that was an awesome deal. At the time I missed it until it was too late. I decided to reach out to Jason at Andro Corp Industries to see if they would extend the deal for us and they were happy to do so. The M4QR complete upper includes an Milsepc Forged Upper complete with M4 Feed Ramps, Forward Assist and Dust Cover, M16 BCG, Charging Handle, 10.5″ 4150 CMV barrel with 1:7 Twist QPQ (Nitride) finish, 7″ 2-piece quad rail, F Marked FSB and A2 Flash Hider. All uppers are test fired prior to shipping to ensure a properly functioning upper. This would be an absolutely awesome start to an inexpensive SBR or AR Pistol build.

Andro Corp Ind M4QR Complete Upper 2

Usually this upper sells for $490 plus shipping (see HERE on their website) but they are offering it to AR15NEWS readers for just $345 Shipped!! That includes the complete upper with a 7″ Quad Rail, M16 BCG and Charging Handle. To purchase this upper at that price you have to contact Jason Wilcox direct by emailing him at jason@androcorpind.com. Payment options are PayPal Friends and Family OR Check OR Money Order OR if paying with Credit Card add 4% fee. Florida residents will need to add 6.5% Sales Tax. Happy Shopping!! Special thanks to ACI for letting us in on this exclusive deal.

**AR15NEWS is not compensated in any way for this post. Just another great deal to pass along to our readers.

Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc, (Phase5WSI) introduced a few new products this year at SHOT Show 2017 but the one that really stood out the most was this awesome new AR buttstock called the UMS or Universal Mini Stock. The Universal Mini Stock is an ultra compact al metal stock that can be attached to virtually any buffer tube out there including standard carbine buffer tubes and many AR Pistol buffer tubes. This could come in really handy for guys running an AR Pistol buffer tube on their AR Pistol while waiting for the tax stamp to come in. Once their stamp comes in and the AR is registered as an SBR you can just add the UMS on instead of needing to remove the pistol buffer tube and install a carbine buffer tube that accepts a stock. Sounds like these are a couple months away from being available for purchase. Check out the video and picture below. 

www.Phase5WSI.com
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Phase5WSI UMS Universal Mini Stock SHOT Show 2017

The Battle Arms Development BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS TODAY through Sunday, November 27th at 11:59pm PT. There are three different tiers to this sale. Basically, spend $100 or more and get a free BAD-ATG grip. If you spend over $200 you can choose to upgrade the freebie to a BAD-EPS-Ti (Titanium Takedown Pin Set) and if you spend over $300 you can upgrade to a free BAD-ASS ambi safety selector. These are not stackable, meaning you can’t get all 3. The more you spend the nicer the single free product is. Details and specific discount codes to use are listed below. Get in on this deal at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

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>$100 or more purchase in the Cart first, add any color BAD-ATG to cart and then enter code FREE-GRIP in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

>$200 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-EPS-Ti to cart and then enter code FREE-EPSTI in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

>$300 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-ASS to cart and then enter code FREE-BAD-ASS in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

**One promo Code per purchase – Not Stackable!!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last. **CODES will be valid only until November 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm PT – NO EXCEPTIONS** Happy Shopping!

http://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com

Have you ever wanted to turn an AR15 SBR into an FN P90? Well, you can’t…but the new CQR Stock and CQR Front-Grip from HERA ARMS sure makes it look a lot like it. As you can see in the photos below, the CQR Stock also includes the pistol grip in on piece and the CQR Front-Grip is a pretty unique looking grip that mounts to the bottom picatinny rail of the handguard. 

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Right now it looks like they are about 3-5 weeks out from shipping but will be offering some sort of pre-order for the CQR Stock and CQR Front-Grip. Word is that the first samples of the CQR just landed at LAX so pre-orders could start any time. The pricing for both products including a “California Compliant” model are listed below.

– CQR Stock in all colors $119.00 ea.
– CQR Stock in all colors for California $124.00 ea.
– CQR Front grips in all colors $39.00 ea.

If you want to keep an eye on this as it develops, head on over to the LAN World or HERA ARMS Facebook pages

MVB Industries makes hands down one of the best PDW stocks on the market called the ARC stock. The ARC stock has turned 2 years old and MVB has decided to celebrate the 2 year anniversary with a sale. Right now you can use the code “twoyear” at checkout to save 12%, receive a FREE buffer wrench and get FREE shipping. Check out the details of the sale below then head on over to www.MVBIndustries.com to get in on the sale.

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****MVB’s AR Compact stock (ARC) turns 2 years!****

Wow how time flies! It seems like it was yesterday that we were prototyping our “ARC Stock”, and today it’s been 2 years since our rollout and first ARC unit sold. Happy Second Anniversary “ARC”!!, the leader of MVB’s firearms products division, together with your siblings the AR 15, Micro Pistol Kit (MPK) and the ARC 7.62NATO/.308. Keep them popping & Extending/Collapsing!

MVB is celebrating ARC’s second anniversary with a sale! Buy any of our stocks (ARC, MPK, or the 7.62NATO/.308) and get 12% off, plus you get 2 more items; a FREE buffer wrench and FREE ground shipping.

MVB would like to thank our fans, friends, and gun enthusiasts for welcoming and embracing our “ARC”, Cheers!! Take advantage of this sale at www.mvbindustries.com

Use Coupon Code: twoyear


This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

We received an email from UCWRG (Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group) the other day that had some good intel in it and wanted to share it with anyone who didn’t receive the email as well.

If you resisted the urge to immediately click over and buy one of the UCWRG Raptor charging handles that were back in-stock and kept reading they included some good info on what changes are going on at UCWRG right now. New UCWRG BCGs will be released soon and they continue to have an issue with getting forgings that are up to their high quality standards. 

If you kept reading past that you get to what we all are interested in…UCWRG BILLET!! I am fortunate to own one of the very first UCWRG billet ambi lowers ever made and love it (its featured in a  lot of my SBR photos). UCWRG has never been able to keep up with demand for their products but it appears they may have figured out some of their production dilemmas as they are about to release a NEW billet lower and drumroll….billet upper. Photos and details below.

UCWRG billet lower v2UCWRG Billet Upper

We have a new billet lower design complete and we’re excited to get them out there. While we’d like to have receivers ready before the election, we’re pushing to have them finished before Christmas. Timelines can change, especially after November. Like our first billet design these will include the ADAC for right side bolt catch. We’ve made a few improvements to this lower; the magwell bevel is deeper and by popular request we’ve added a tension screw. You might also notice we’ve switched the logo from the 3D version to our standard deep laser engraved umbrella. These lower receivers still feature our unique magwell geometry and are WEDM cut for an even smoother finish. Billet uppers will follow soon after the lowers are released to complete the pair.

UCWRG SBR 620

So, if you’ve wanted to get on the UCWRG train, your chance might be coming sooner than you realize. I hope this means good things going forward for UCWRG and they do make a phenomenal product. Getting it out to the consumers is the key. You can check out all of the UCWRG products at www.UCWRG.com.

Cross Machine Tool has been teasing us little sneak peeks of a mysterious 9mm PDW for some time but it wasn’t until now that they released information and full pictures of the ARMINI™. The ARMINI™ is a self contained 9mm PDW that takes Glock mags. It features Ambi Controls (something other 9mm AR’s don’t offer), a Non-Reciprocating Forward Side-Charging Handle and an awesome Side Folding Stock that locks into the rail system doubling as a Vertical Forward Grip. It is also extremely lightweight at just 3lb 4oz without the stock or 4lb 2oz with the stock.

The Patent Pending ARMINI™ can be seen at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo this weekend August 27th -28th in Tacoma, WA. The ARMINI™ takes the term American Sub Gun to a whole new level. Although it may look similar to any other pistol caliber AR, it is not. Everything from the bolt, forward charging handle, receivers, buffer system has been designed around pistol caliber cartridges fed from a standard Glock magazine. Weights- 3lbs 4oz. Pistol configuration. 4lbs 2oz with folding buttstock/forward grip configuration.

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 1

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Left side of the ARMINI™ that displays the patent pending design functions of the folding buttstock/forward grip combination & the non reciprocating forward charging handle.

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

The Cross Machine Tool ARMINI™ will be exclusively licensed to Rainier Arms and will be available through the Rainier Arms website or in-store. You’ll also be happy to hear that the ARMINI™ will be sold in a “Pistol” configuration with the stock being sold as an optional product. This makes it so you can purchase your firearm and take it home with you, then submit a Form 1 to SBR it when you’re ready. Production Cross Machine Tool ARMINI’s™ will be available Early 2017. 

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Over the past few years there has definitely been a huge shift towards AR-15 grips with a more vertical angle for a number of reasons including less wrist fatigue, better shooting posture, etc. Tactical Link, a company well known for very nice slings, sling mounts and other accessories, has just announced their newest product which they are calling the Tactical Link PDW Grip for AR style rifles. The TL PDW Grip looks pretty awesome and features its own distinct texture pattern. Check out the details and pics below. 

Tactical Link PDW AR Grip 1

The PDW Grip is a drop-in upgrade for AR style rifles with a more vertical angle, optimized for short LOP (length of pull) personal defense weapons (PDW), bringing the primary hand in closer to the shooter’s body, encouraging a more natural “elbows in” shooting posture which substantially reduces wrist fatigue and is concurrent with modern shooting doctrine.

Made to the finest standards from an extremely durable fiber-reinforced polymer, the PDW Grip is the result of extensive professional shooter feedback and engineering excellence that has produced one of the finest shooting upgrades in the market today. The PDW Grip sports a patent pending design with “zones” of moderately aggressive surface texture to provide unmatched gripping properties for positive weapon control in all environments.

Tactical Link PDW AR Grip 1

The PDW Grip is compatible with most lower receiver mounting platforms (forged or billet) and provides improved biomechanics to better align the trigger finger for a more comfortable and direct rearward trigger pull. Due to its hollow core design (no internal storage), the PDW Grip weighs only 2.1 oz and since the PDW Grip is a drop-in upgrade it is sold without a grip screw.

Shooter Refined Ergonomics: at 14 degrees, the PDW Grip is 235% (19 degrees) more vertical than the standard A2 grip and is the most comfortable and relaxing grip on the marketplace. Places the hand’s flexor muscles on more of the same plane creating a more natural hand position for a more natural hand position with little to no fatigue even during prolonged use.

Optimized Biomechanics: small beavertail backstrap provides enhanced ergonomics and allows the operator’s hand to ride high on the grip for improved recoil management and fire control.

Tactile Gripping Texture: much more aggressive texture than most other grips on the marketplace. “Zones” of more aggressive anti-slip texturing on the palm panels for excellent gripping properties and for positive weapon control in all environments.

Features:
–  All edges rounded for operator comfort
–  Reinforced beaver tail for extra rigidity
–  Aggressive PSP (Pentagonal Surface Projections) Texture on both palm panels for superior weapon control
–  Grooves on the front and rear backstraps for optimal anti-slip surface and excellent gripping properties
–  Accommodates the “seam” commonly found on the beaver tail of forged lower receivers
–  Unique trigger guard design provides a very comfortable, and absolutely the best fit at the trigger guard area of any grip on the market
–  Grip “pulls” the operator’s hand forward into the grip for a more positive grip and better operational control of the weapon
–  Robust design easily exceeds industry standards for quality, strength and durability
–  100% made in USA

The Tactical Link PDW Grip is available now directly from www.TacticalLink.com and will start shipping this week! I’ll definitely be snagging one of these soon to try out on an SBR or AR Pistol. 

One of the hottest segments of the gun industry right now is the 9mm AR platform. As a business, if you’re not paying attention to what your customers want, you are missing out. Today, Faxon Firearms announced they have added 4 new 9mm barrels to their already very impressive lineup of barrels. The new barrels will be available in 4.5″, 8.5″, 10.5″ and 16″ lengths with the following specs.

– 4150 CMV
– Button Rifled
– 9mm SAMMI Spec
– 1:10 Twist
– 1/2-28 TPI
– QPQ Nitride

Faxon Firearms QPQ 9mm barrels

Faxon Firearms barrels are some of the best bang-for-your-buck values out there and the new 9mm barrel offerings stay true to that with a price range of just $109-139. If you’re building a new 9mm AR you now have another worthy contender to consider for barrel options. You can view all of the new Faxon Firearms 9mm barrels at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

Yesterday, Wilson Combat revealed that they are entering the 9mm AR market. Pistol Caliber ARs have truly been on fire in the AR industry over the past year. The ones that are most popular (and for good reason) are those that take magazines that are compatible with other handguns. Having a primary and secondary weapon that use the same mags and ammo means I now can carry on style mag on a plate carrier or chest rig, in my car, etc. and know I have both weapons covered. Not to mention pistol caliber ARs are much more accurate at distance than their handgun counterparts. 

You might be thinking that Wilson Combat is a little late to the show but to me it looks like they took their time to come up with a product worthy of the Wilson Combat name and some great options. They will be offering 3 models of 9mm ARs. An AR Pistol and SBR with your choice of 8″ 0r 11.3″ barrel or a 14.7″ or 16″ barrel, all with the new 9mm QCOMP muzzle device. You will also get to choose if you want your Wilson Combat AR9 to take Glock, M&P or Baretta 92 mags. Read more about the new offerings in the press release below.

Wilson Combat 9mm AR

The Wilson Combat AR9 9mm pistol caliber carbine was designed from the ground up as the new standard in pistol caliber carbine reliability. The use of common 9mm service pistol magazines makes it an ideal choice for patrol, home defense and cost-effective tactical training.

Wilson Combat engineers have designed three unique AR9 lower receivers with last round bolt hold open that are compatible with the most popular 9mm service pistol magazines from GlockⓇ, BerettaⓇ and S&WⓇ.

Wilson Combat 9mm AR 1

The Wilson Combat AR9 closed-bolt blowback operating system is soft shooting and reliable with a wide variety of 9mm loads and exhibits flawless feeding with all common pistol bullet shapes, including hollowpoint and +P tactical ammunition. The AR9 bolt hold open ensures reliable lockback on empty with your pistol’s factory magazines. The AR9 proprietary bolt carrier group with heavy duty claw extractor and plunger ejector is tuned for exceptional reliability.

Wilson Combat 9mm AR 1

These new billet machined aluminum receiver models also accept standard AR accessories like furniture, triggers, charging handles, buttstocks and optics, and incorporate an integral trigger guard and flared magwell for fast reloading. The AR9 series of carbines has multiple unique patent-pending features that make it unique to the 9mm carbine market.

Wilson Combat 9mm AR 1

The AR9 is also an optimized suppressor host with minimal gas blowback and enhanced accuracy over other designs. Wilson Combat carbon steel match-grade button-rifled 1-10” twist 9mm barrels ensure that the AR9 meets our stringent quality and accuracy requirements.

The Wilson Combat AR9 can be ordered with your choice of GlockⓇ 17, S&WⓇ M&P or BerettaⓇ 92 magazine compatibility and configured as a pistol, carbine or short barreled rifle (all NFA rules apply). The AR9 is offered with your choice of fluted or non-fluted barrels in multiple lengths and various Wilson Combat designed muzzle devices.

Wilson Combat 9mm AR 1

Not simply a converted AR-15, the Wilson Combat AR9 has been specifically designed for superior reliability and maximum accuracy, while retaining the familiar handling and controls of the AR platform. The AR9 is available with your choice of pistol magazine compatibility, barrel length, custom Armor Tuff colors and other accessory options to suit your specific needs.

“We have extensively tested the AR9 and it has exceeded my expectations for reliability and accuracy. When the AR9 is mated with a quality red dot sight and weapon light it is an exceptional training and home defense firearm for shooters of all skill levels.” -Bill Wilson, President of Wilson Combat

Wilson Combat 9mm AR 1

More information regarding this new offering from Wilson Combat and specific models can be found on www.WilsonCombat.com. I’ve included links to the individual models below. 

Wilson Combat AR9 Rifle

Wilson Combat AR9 SBR

Wilson Combat AR9 Pistol

KAK Industry does a ton of OEM work for other companies, especially a lot of barrels. Since they’re already machining tons of barrels they decided to start offering a value line of barrels last year which has grown into a very large selection of available barrels. These barrels all have a Melonite finish inside and out are very well made. These are the type of barrels you would see on shelves for $175-200 all day long but because KAK Industry makes these themselves the price is usually closer to $100 and some times less. With the growing popularity of Pistol Caliber ARs, specifically 9mm, it was only a matter of time that KAK added 9mm barrels to the list. 

KAK Industry 9mm Value Line Barrels copy

KAK Industry just released 3 new 9mm barrels. These barrels are a 4″, 8″ and 16″. All have a Melonite finish, 1/2×36 threads and 1:10 Twist. As with pretty much all 9mm AR barrels, these are all Straight Blowback which means they do not require a Gas Block or Gas Tube. One of the most impressive points is that they start at just $80. Links and pics below.

KAK Industry 4″ 9mm Melonite Barrel  –  $80

KAK Industry 9mm barrel 4 inch

KAK Industry 8″ 9mm Melonite Barrel  –  $85

KAK Industry 9mm barrel 8 inch

KAK Industry 16″ 9mm Melonite Barrel  –  $100

KAK Industry 9mm barrel 16 inch