For one reason or another, the pistol caliber carbine (PCC) and subgun product development market has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Just when everyone thought that 5.56mm short barreled rifles did everything a 9mm carbine could do – and better – consumers have built and bought massive amount of PCC’s. FIGHTLITE, a company known for beltfed capable upper receiver groups for the AR platform, has just announced the MXR – a submachine gun or PCC pistol capable of tool-less caliber changes.
With more details to be released this week, the MXR appears to be built on a proprietary AR-like lower and upper receiver combination that accepts Glock patterned magazines. The barrel also looks like it is mounted with a knurled barrel nut forward of the Keymod-equipped handguard.
The press release states that the MXR will be chambered in 9mm as its base caliber, but can be transformed into a .22LR, .45ACP or ‘other popular pistol calibers’. I’m intrigued.
Initial specifications also promise that the new PCC will be ‘suppressor capable’ – a must in a polite society.
This gun looks fun and I’m looking forward to learning more in the days ahead.
FIGHTLITE MXR Press Release:
(Melbourne, FL) January 11, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it will be introducing several new groundbreaking products at SHOT Show Booth #7406 in the Law Enforcement section of the show.
The annual SHOT Show is being hosted at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas January 17-20, 2016.
“We’re really excited to bring these new products to market and topping the list is our new patent-pending MXR™, a multi-caliber sub gun that is primarily chambered in 9mm and is caliber convertible at the user level without tools to include .22LR, .45ACP and other popular pistol calibers.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “The compact MXR™ is suppressor capable and will also convert to accept a variety of pistol magazine types including Glock, Beretta, CZ, SIG and many others. We originally developed the MXR™ as a select-fire submachine gun in response to an international L/E requirement, but we look forward to bringing the semi-auto pistol and rifle versions of this excellent design to the US civilian market through our Distributor and Dealer network.
FightLite® Industries is a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments. Originally founded in 1997 as “ARES Defense Systems” by company CEO and avid shooting enthusiast Geoffrey A. Herring; the company began a name transition to FightLite® Industries in mid-2016 to be more reflective of its product offerings and to honor its R&D division that conceives and develops the company’s ideas and inventions.