By now you are probably wondering if I get a secret monthly check from Switzerland to promote B&T products. So let me take a moment to set the record straight: I can not confirm or deny any foreign payroll income related to sexy Swiss firearms. But if your reading this, B&T mothership, call me. My last envelope must have been lost in the mail. As for the latest news, the B&T GHM9 redesign is official on the company’s website, and it is attractive in both form and price point.
As we have mentioned a few times in the past, the entry-level gun was recently reworked to become a side-charging action rather than a top charger like it’s limited release cousin the KH9. And with the changes and a predicted U.S. price point of $1,300, a whole new slice of the shooting/collecting market opens up.
Obviously, import restrictions will require the B&T GHM9 to be imported as a pistol, however the adventurous type can file their ATF Form 1 applications to make a short barreled rifle (SBR). Stay tuned for a release date announcement. As soon as I get word from my EU and FL handlers, that is.
The GHM9 is a sporty 9 x 19 mm carbine with an integrated shoulder stock. The GHM9 is a perfect and inexpensive semi-automatic carbine for dynamic shooting as well as just for plinking.
- Calibre – 9 x 19 mm
- System – Close bolt blow back system
- Operation – Semi automatic
- Length min./max. – 435 mm / 660 mm
- Width – 65 mm (incl. loading lever)
- Height – 274 mm (incl. 30-round magazin)
- Barrel Length – 175 mm
- Twist Rate – 250 mm / 10″
- Weight – 2.4 kg (inkl. 30-round magazin) –
- Stock Pull – 400 mm
- Primary Sighting System – Foldable open sights
- Sight length – 311 mm
- Suppressor connector – 3-Lug
- NAR Rails – 1 + 3
- Charging handle – Interchangeable
- Magazines – 15, 20, 25 and 30 rounds, translucent Polymer magazines
- Handling – Ambidextrous
- Shoulder stock – Foldable
- Also included – One 30 round magazine, sling, case, manual