CAA Micro RONI Now Shipping

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Not too long ago we reviewed the non-NFA RONI for the Glock 17 and found it to be a pretty good option if you are looking for such a thing. Shortly after that review was finished up, CAA announced the Micro RONI that appeared to be geared more towards LEO and MIL use.

The new Micro RONI appears to have a much different method of installing the pistol in the chassis, a feature that will make many happy since the old method of swinging half the RONI out of the way was a bit of a pain compared to the new trapdoor method. From the video that Nick C. posted a while back you can see that the new RONI uses some sort of trap door that swings away and allows the user to slide the pistol into the chassis from the rear.

MSRP appears to start at $225 and goes all the way up to $699 depending on options and configuration. There is a model available with magazine holder that doubles as a vertical foregrip and another with a built-in light for the Glock 17 only.

The Micro RONI is now shipping to dealers and is also available on the CAA website HERE.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • Stephen Paraski

    Gen 1 out in cold.

  • William Nelson

    Wouldn’t a carbine / sbr that uses glock magazine be a better option for this sort of thing as they are portraying the scenarios here? I.E. smidge higher muzzle velocity, longer range & accuracy from longer sight radius without the loss of the traditional sidearm. I’m missing the point of this, I suppose.

    However, bravo for a cool add-on as I’m all for pushing envelopes.

    • Bradley

      If I were to consider this is would look at it as being a side arm instead of a replacement for a carbine. I mean it’s basically a pistol with a shoulder stock which isn’t a new concept. A VERY compact weapon with the added stability and accuracy of a stock in some situation where a long gun either isn’t practical or you need a more effective backup for one. I’m not saying it is practical, just that if I had to assign it a use that would be it.

    • Wow!

      The point that it is lighter, more compact in SBR, and with subcalibers the velocity loss is negligble. Like all SMG’s, it is only practical option if it is suppressed since other fireams can do the same role better, except for suppression to energy ratios.

    • JoshCalle

      This is mostly made to circumvent some Israeli gun law, I think it’s that one person can only have so many guns registered to them, or there’s some restriction on rifles. Either way this allows a person under those restrictions to turn one handgun into a pseudo carbine and have 2 for 1, same reason the Mauser c96 was so popular in China.

  • Keiichi

    Meh, I’ll stick with my 10mm MechTech.

  • billyoblivion

    He put a pistol in it’s stock and called it microroni…

    • Wow!

      Topkek. Best comment on this website hands down.

    • Cory C

      Hahahahaha.

  • Herr Wolf

    I’ll wait for the CAA Tender RONI

  • TheRealKivaari

    I think this has something to do with Israeli law – civvies aren’t allowed to own any personal long guns, only handguns, so this thing turns a pistol into a rifle of sorts without being a rifle

  • JoshCalle

    Can’t wait for the Cali compliant model, Rice-a-RONI (the San Francisco treat).

    • Wow!

      The non NFA version is CA compliant.

  • noob

    Why did they mold in the sparemag vfg? it feels like that should be something people might want to optionally remove. same with the integrated light.

    I’d be interested in seeing a review head to head with other pistol stock kits like the Hera, the mechtech (although that might not be exactly equivalent) and the Roni G2 carbine

    • On a rifle this short, a VFG is very useful to the point of being a necessity. I have an SBR’d G17 I use with the FAB KPOS G2, and the handguard is just not long enough for a good grip. A VFG fixes that. It’s not just these Glock-in-a-stock setups, either… I have a 5.5″ 22lr AR-15 that also really needs a VFG for comfortable handling.

      What’s exciting about the MicroRONI is that CAA seems to have finally figured out how to make a decent chassis. Size and weight are minimized; there’s a usable trigger-blocking safety; the lockup mechanism is stupid fast; and it seems like someone was really on the ball with the ergos. The VFG-stored magazine is a great idea – as I noted above, you really want a VFG anyways, and this puts a magazine exactly where your support hand is. Drop mag, release extra mag into support hand, reload. The thumb supports show some recognition that you’re not beer-canning the VFG, too. And I like the integrated flashlight a lot.

      Combine that with the price – $300 for the base model plus the flashlight and thumbgrips… it’s a tremendous deal.

      I like that they have a holster, but I am perhaps less convinced that a drop-leg is the most sensible. I don’t think a lot of R&D and testing has been put into how to effectively carry these very small rifles.

    • Wow!

      If you ever used a ready mag, that is pretty much what it is and it is invaluable. A necessary thing that should be on all rifles in my opinion. You won’t always be able to reach your pouches or belt without fumbling in a lot of situations.

  • Richard Lutz

    Pretty stupid idea. If you want a SBR you would be much better served by fitting a stock to a 5.56mm AR pistol or 7.62x39mm AK pistol. If you love the 9mm round get a HK MP5 clone or SIG MPX. The Glock 17 is a great pistol so don’t screw it up by putting it into a half-arsed frame/stock which cannot possibly be any good in adverse conditions.

  • Seth D. McKay

    Does that make the bigger model the Macro-Roni?