The 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine Craze Goes Polymer Lower

    The Pistol Caliber Carbine craze continues to gobble up everything the industry can manufacture to feed it. While larger companies are laying off workers, pistol caliber carbine companies continue to report strong demand for their products with many planning on scaling up production to meet growth! 

    Seeing a need to bring polymer to the aluminum and steel dominated AR-15 PCC world is Tennessee Arms Company, which has previously brought polymer to the AR-15 and LR-308 platforms. Their lowers are known for being stronger than other polymer offerings and their 80% offerings are quite popular with the build them yourself crowd.

    Recently, they have shown off the CAD modeling for their upcoming TAC-9 PCC lower receiver. The various images show that the TAC-9 will be a Glock-magazine compatible offering and be like its larger brothers, almost entirely polymer versus various options that opt for quite a bit of metal reinforcement.

    Perhaps most interesting to the gun nerd is the drawing show how incredibly detailed the tooling is for injection molding. The Tac-9 requires many inserts and slides to create the final complex geometries.

    TN Arms Co reports that the 9mm will be ready shorty with tooling reported to be “complete by the end of next month.”

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.