New 9mm Carbine: The PRO9V1 from Trojan Firearms

Trojan Firearms Carbine

Trojan Firearms announced it was now selling and shipping it’s newest gun: the PRO9V1 9mm carbine. As with many other pistol caliber carbines that have been recently

Many people will be happy to hear these guns can be fed from Glock magazines. However, there is a variation of this gun that will feed from STI 2011 style magazines. This will likely appeal to some shooters – especially those running already running an STI 2011 pistol in competitions.

A neutered version that is unfortunately necessary for California residents is also in production. It is supposed to be compliant with all 2017 laws.

These guns use the AR style platform with a blow back system. The company states the guns are not simply converted AR-15 rifles, but “specifically designed a pistol caliber carbine from the ground up for superior reliability.”

Uppers and lowers are machined 6061-T6 aluminum. The lower has a flared magazine well, Teflon coated springs and Teflon coated detent pins. The company includes a tension screw to remove any slop between the upper and lower receivers.

Hand guards made of machined 6061 are used and have KeyMod type attachment points. The hand guards have a Picatinny type rail in the 12 o’clock position.

Other features of these guns include an ambidextrous charging handle, 4150 steel barrel with lightweight contour and tunable muzzle brake.

Pricing for these guns start at $1,399. Note: The photo shown above is from the company’s website and may show options that are not part of the base carbine package.

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  • armed bear

    Palmetto State Armory sells a better rifle for less.

    • 22winmag

      Palmetto’s railed, stainless barreled .308 ARs at $699 are a steal of a deal.

  • Michael Boudreaux

    $1399 for 6061-t6 receivers?

    • Kelly Jackson

      I bet you can’t even smashed it with a sledge hammer, but i’ll wait for the Youtube videos to prove my suspicions.

      • Michael Boudreaux

        You could definitely smash it with a sledgehammer. My point was that 7075-t6 has been the standard for AR receivers for years because of its superior strength to 6061 for not a huge price difference. Doesn’t make much sense to use 6061 in todays market.

        General Mechanical Properties of 6061 Aluminum (T651 Bare)
        Tensile Strength – 45,000 psi
        Yield Point – 40,000 psi
        Brinell Hardness – 95
        Elongation at Break – 12%
        Shear Strength – 31,000 psi
        Thermal Conductivity – 170 W/m-K
        Strength to Weight Ratio: 115 kN-m/kg

        General Mechanical Properties of 7075 Aluminum (T651)
        Tensile Strength – 83,000 psi
        Yield Point – 74,000 psi
        Brinell Hardness – 150
        Elongation at Break – 10%
        Shear Strength – 48,000 psi
        Thermal Conductivity – 130 W/m-K
        Strength to Weight Ratio: 196 kN-m/kg

      • Flounder

        If you charge a premium price, I expect a premium product. Not something competing with anderson.

        He didn’t raise durability issues, just a cost to value question.

  • Havok

    You could piece together that rifle paying retail for all the parts and probably come out ahead.

  • Nicks87

    Why cant anybody build a PCC for $500? I’m not sure who is paying $1k for something that could be built for way cheaper.

    • James Earl Jones

      KelTec designed one but based on availability I don’t know if they’re building it…

      • Nicks87

        The sub2000? No, I’m thinking more along the lines of a AR15 style rifle. The sub2000 is a good gun but it’s more of a range plinker or survival/back-packing rifle.

    • Flounder

      Hi point has one for 350…

      edit: There is a turkish AR 9mm that takes glock mags and is around 500… I forget the name.

      • int19h

        If you mean SAR 109, I haven’t seen it for sale on the civilian market.

  • Joel

    “Why cant anybody build a PCC for $500?” Nicks87, have you never heard of the Kel Tec Sub2000 Gen2? Under $500, folds in half. Mine is rock solid reliable, shoots anything I feed it, threaded barrel, loads of Picatinny and M-Lock, dead accurate. I know they’ve had trouble keeping them on the shelves, but I do see them in my LGS.

    • Nicks87

      I’m thinking more along the lines of a AR15 style rifle. If companies can build a full size .223/5.56 rifle for around $500 why cant they build a 9mm for the same price.

    • Shankbone

      Everyone likes what they shoot. I have the same Kel-Tec and I too think it is a fun little gun. In fact, it rides around in my truck tucked away in a little Addidas shoulder bag. That said, it is not like my AR-9, which has the same controls, stock, sights, etc. as my other ARs. (I think a Sub 2000 in 10mm would be the bee’s knees.)

  • RickKCMO

    If someone at Marlin was awake they would bring back the 9mm and 45 carbines designed to take Glock mags.

    • mazkact

      If Remlin would do the Camp carbine again and do it right it could save Freedom group in many ways. An overgrown model 60 in 9mm priced under 400.00 retail is very doable and with this PCC craze that we are in they would sell like crazy.

      • The Tin Star Kid

        Always liked the camp carbine. It was just fun to shoot.

  • Shankbone

    For that price, it better come with a Trojan. I mean, if I’m getting screwed on a deal…

  • mazkact

    Trojan MAN……………………………..

  • B Hawk

    Not too long ago, shooters laughed at, and questioned the need for pistol caliber carbines.

  • Walter Williams

    $1400 for a non LRBHO with a keymod hand guard? Ho-hum. MLOK would have been a better choice IMO.