TACCOM Ramped 9mm Barrel

Taccom Barrel

TACCOM, LLC announced the company introduced another 9mm barrel for your AR style rifle. This new barrel meets the legal requirements for a rifle (16″) while adding an extended ramp and staying lightweight.

Called the TACCOM AR15 ULW 9mm PCC Ramped Barrel, this part’s main feature is the extended feed ramp built into the rear of it. According to the company’s post on Facebook, it is “…designed to make those glock fed lowers work much better!!” However, the company has also stated it will also work with guns fed from Colt magazines.

Taccom Barrel

The barrel is legally 16″. However, it will not have the same characteristics as a typical 16″ barrel. This is because the company took a 5.25″ barrel and welded an aluminum shroud onto it. This is a way to meet the legal requirement for building a non-NFA rifle. While the shooter loses the benefits that a longer barrel can bring – such as increased bullet velocity – it helps keep the front of the gun light. For a competitor transitioning across multiple targets, this may be of benefit.

Taccom Barrel

According to the company, the barrels are designed to work with Quarter Circle 10 lowers and Quarter Circle 10 bolts. Other bolts can be used, but they will have to be modified. The modification requires you to grind 0.040″ from the front of the bolt. The company also “highly recommends” that shooters also use the TACCOM 2 stage adjustable PCC recoil system.

The barrel costs $159.95. If you want a foam handguard to go with it, the total price increases to $189.95.

Richard Johnson

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  • Nicholas Dunham

    It’s worth noting that the purpose of the short effective barrel length is, in fact, to reduce muzzle velocity. The goal is that the same load would provide similar velocity on both carbine & pistol.
    Not for everyone, but useful for their market.

    • ?

      I read somewhere the other day that 16″ tubes reduce velocity due to 9mm ammo being engineered for pistols. The commenter suggested reloading with slower burning powders for 9mm carbines.

      • Giolli Joker

        BBTI shows a sweet spot around 12 or 13″ with factory loads. Beyond that velocity may marginally increase, it does not decrease, on average.

  • PK

    Something tells me they didn’t quite “weld” aluminum and steel together…

    That entirely aside, I wonder why they didn’t go with a full-length liner. The difference in cost would have been fairly low, while velocity and back pressure would have been greatly increased. Even the weight would have been barely changed.

    • Flounder

      There are many industrial methods for welding steel and aluminium together. I am very curious as to how they did it. but if the ATF approves it… does it matter?

  • Haulin’ Oats

    I think I will be sticking with an MPX for my 9mm AR needs.

    • civilianaf

      I hear ya but…GLock Mags. The MPX is slick no doubt.

      • Haulin’ Oats

        If glock mags are your thing, then buy a Kriss Vector.

  • Xtorin O’hern

    they should have done it with a 12.5 inch barrel or something longer, if you’ve gotta comply to stupid laws you might as well extract everything you can out of it

    • iksnilol

      There you said it, “can”… maybe one can fit in the shroud?

  • Anonymoose

    I would at least want a 10-12 inch barrel in a 9mm carbine. If I’m going to have to deal with that extra length I want the extra velocity too.

    • civilianaf

      Agreed, 10.5 is the sweet spot.

  • therealgreenplease

    I wonder if this reduces or otherwise redirects the noise from the weapon.

    • iksnilol

      Could probably shove a baffle stack into the shroud and then cap it off with a threaded cap.

      Would be a cheap way to get a one stamp suppressed PCC (wannabe MP5SD if you will).

  • civilianaf

    Not gonna lie, I like their stuff. Only problem I see is this is a band-aid for a poorly designed 9mm Rifle. Feedramps are a last resort for stove-piping, and is telling about how the rifle was laid out.