American Tactical 9mm ARs

American Tactical Mil-Sport 9mm AR-15 Carbine

American Tactical Inc. attended the recent NASGW Expo in New Orleans, LA. At the show, the company announced two new guns chambered in 9mm and based on the AR platform. One is a rifle while the second is a pistol. Both guns are designed to take Glock magazines.

The new rifle, called the Mil-Sport 9mm AR-15 Carbine, has a 16″ barrel that ends with an A2-style birdcage flash suppressor. American Tactical fits a KeyMod hand guard to the rifle. The buttstock is adjustable for length of pull.

Since the gun is a blowback design, there is no gas block or sight tower. In fact, no sights ship on the rifle. However, the top of the hand guard and receiver has a Picatinny rail for adding them or glass.

American Tactical Mil-Sport 9mm AR-15

The Mil-Sport 9mm AR-15 Pistol is very similar to the carbine, but with a shorter barrel and lack of butt stock. This gun has a 5.5″ barrel but looks a bit unusual due to the 7″ KeyMod hand guard. To compensate for the shorter barrel, American Tactical adds a 2″ flash suppressor to ensures the bullet exits the gun beyond the end of the hand guard.

9mm carbines have become quite popular in the past few years with the cartridge being used in guns like the M1 Carbine and the AK in addition to the AR platform.

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  • Goody

    If I could only have one evil black rifle, I think I’d choose a 9mm AR. Maybe one day…

    • DIR911911 .

      I’ve only got one , so I went 308 🙂

  • thedonn007

    Looks like they are using a New Frontier Armory lower.

  • Sulaco

    Ah now I can see getting one of the carbines just cause.

  • Christopher Ati-importmanager

    MSRP on the Rifle is $899.95. MSRP on the pistol is $869.95. We are also working on a CA compliant version TBD.

  • ozzallos .

    Dat buffer tube. :

    • Cymond

      On the pistol? It’s one of those tubes designed for the SB-15.