MGI, makers of the modular AR-15-based Hydra rifle, has now made available a pistol version in 9mm. From the press release:
MGI’s MARCK-15 Hydra Vipera SMG 9mm Pistol Now Available and Shipping
Old Town, Maine (October 2014) – MG Industries, manufacturer of the modular MARCK-15 AR “Hydra” platform, is pleased to announce that the long awaited Hydra Vipera 9mm SMG Pistol is now available and shipping. Just as modular and versatile as the full grown Hydra, this pistol variant packs a big punch in a small package.
Incorporating MGI’s Quick Change Barrel (QCB-D) Upper Receiver and Modular Lower receiver with a 7.5″ barrel, this pistol will meet all defensive needs. Firing 9mm ammo from standard Colt style magazines, this Hydra variant, made from Mil-Spec 7075 aluminum, comes with all Mil-Spec internal parts and a life time guarantee.
Like most configurations of the Hydra, this weapon ships to you in a standard, hard-sided, lockable pistol case.
The MARCK-15 Hydra Vipera 9mm SMG is the first and only truly modular pistol that can convert into multiple calibers in just minutes. Designed by an industry innovator and Veteran, the MARCK-15 Hydra Vipera is the obvious choice for individuals wanting more caliber choices on one platform. The MGI Hydra Vipera 9mm SMG has a suggested retail price of $1289.00
MGI Hydra Vipera 9mm SMG Pistol Specifications:
Overall Length: 24 inches
Overall Height: 7 inches
Overall Width: 2.5 inches
Barrel Length: 7.5 inches
Weight: 5.5 lbs.
Magazine Type/Cap: Colt style magazines
The Hydra rifle and pistol both seem like good guns for the AR-15 enthusiast who doesn’t want to have to own several rifles to be able to shoot many different calibers or configurations. It makes a good deal of sense for MGI to want to enter the brace-driven “rifle-derived pistol Renaissance”.