New Recover Pistol-Carbine and Holster

I found Recover and they have some really cool products coming out this year.

First up they have a pistol-carbine conversion kit similar to the other pistol conversion kits like the Roni or SIG ACP. However the Recover Morphy BCZ has better features than the others. Right now it is designed for use with a Beretta 92FS and their BC2 Recover grips.

The whole system is designed to be completely modular. The cheek rest and stock can be removed and replaced with a stock delete with QD sling holes. The front of the system can be removed to accommodate a suppressor. If the user does not wish to utilize the top rail for an optic or the optic goes down, they designed the BCZ to have a see through tunnel so you can still use the iron sights on the Beretta. The non-reciprocating charging handle can be swapped with the side picatinny rail for left handed shooters. The stock has an detachable magazine holder. There is a QD sling mount in the stock however I told them, since this is still in a prototype phase, to add a single point QD hole in the stock right above the shooter’s firing hand.

They are looking at a late 2015 release of this system. MSRP is estimated to be $300.

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Recover is also making an enhanced version of their 1911 Recover grips. It is called the BC3 Max. It is not an add on for the existing BC3 grips but an entirely new grp system. The BC3 Max adds side rails and a sight rail to the 1911. More interestingly is the dual mag holder. You push the mag release in and the mag on the left will drop down. Push the button again the the second mag will fall out sequentially. I asked the obvious elephant in the room question of “Won’t this be considered a vertical grip?”. They are already looking into it with their lawyers. It is a magazine holder. So maybe the ATF will use a similar judgement and wave the “For intended use only”. We shall see. No info on price or release date for obvious reasons.


Recover even made a drop leg holster for the BC2 Max. It is a forward release draw out of the holster.



The side rails also have thumb rests designed into them.



Recover also has a holster for pistols with their recover grips. Below is the holster for a 1911 with their Recover Grips. You can mount any current pistol light and the holster can accommodate them. The draw from the holster is still a natural upward movement. The trigger guard has a rubber hinge so when the pistol is drawn out of the holster, the light pushes the trigger guard wings out of the way.

The holster has active or passive retention. Active retention is like a serpa holster with an index finger paddle to release the gun from the holster. Their holsters are also ambidextrous. However these are options you choose when ordering. At the moment a lefty holster only comes in passive retention as it is using the same holster and relocating the paddle to the other side of the holster. They do have molle mounts and belt loops. The holster can be rotated for cant. There is a pre-order up right now for this holster. $59.99 on their website.



Recover is also looking into making holsters for guns that do not utilize their recover grips. Here is a Glock holster. It requires the use of a rail adapter. The rail adapter provides picatinny rails and more importantly has a hole in the adapter to interact with the active retention of the holster. No information on price or release date for this holster.


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  • Ethan

    Am I seeing this wrong or is the conversion kit stock fixed and not able to slde-fold?

    • Nicholas Chen


      • roguetechie

        I believe offering a TDI KRISS style hinge setup as an accessory option for say $29 dollars if bought at time of purchase (or whatever amount you’d need to charge to make the total including shipping to lower 48 $349) or $49 for the accessory bought on it’s own would be very beneficial to their sales. Though I would also suggest deducting the added LOP from the hinge from another part of the stock. Maybe offer a variety of spacers to adjust LOP as well. You could charge for them even, but not including some mechanism or method for adjusting length of pull would be a mistake. People who buy this type of product are mostly knowledgeable, probably own and train with / may actually NEED to use this with body armor, and in general are purchasing a system like this specifically to help them shoot accurately from zero to 100+ meters. This requires the ability to adjust things to achieve comfortable and repeatable sight alignment.

  • J.T.

    “So maybe the ATF will use a similar judgement and wave the “For intended use only”. We shall see.”

    “The side rails also have thumb rests designed into them.”

    Ya, good luck with that.

    • santi

      Haha, if it somehow passes, the ATF should expect a slew of letters to them asking if its actually legal or if this is a prank.

    • sam

      will they apply the Clapton/Color-of-Money-Soundtrack doctrine? That is to say: “It’s in the Way That You Use It”

  • gales

    So in other words, the pistol carbine is a sbr

    • Anonymoose

      And the system without a stock is still an AOW because that forward magazine holder thingy is legally a vertical foregrip.

  • hami

    Please someone get the BC3 Max into the next Mad Max movie.

    Jokes aside, it looks like a very fun add-on to a 1911 and I would love to put my hands on it. Great job Recover!

  • terren

    Some one get them a backdrop, the lighting contrast is doing horrible things to those photographs.

  • ensiteu

    Some needs to proof read their work before they hit Send.
    BTW I would expect this to show-up in a Made For The Sci-Fi Channel Movie

    • Nergyl

      I could easily imagine that. Probably in a movie with a name like Time Volcano Spiders II: Gatorpocalypse.

  • Joe

    Way too bulky IMO. To each his own.

  • As someone who owns a legit Glock SBR, I might be interested in a Glock version.

  • santi

    If the mag holder is makes through the atf as legal with out a stamp, ill have to get one for my 1911. It’s too much like blade runner to pass up.

  • AznMike

    Coming soon to a SyFy original series/movie. Looks like a Seburo.

  • Kevin P Davis

    Looks like a RONIG210 to me….Might pick one up in the near Future …! 🙂

  • Mister Thomas

    LOVE all of these products – and can’t wait to see when they are released.

  • rjackparis

    I’d be down for a home defense pistol in lieu of a carbine.