Angstadt Unveil Their Sub Compact Weapon Entry – The SCW-9

    Angstadt SCW-9

    Right side of the SCW-9 with stock extended (Angstadt Arms)

    Hot on the heels of some of the other successful Sub Compact Weapon programme contractors Charlotte, NC-based Angstadt Arms have unveiled their entry, the Angstadt SCW-9. Back in September we reported that the US Army had selected 6 Sub Compact Weapon prototypes for testing. Contracts for test guns were placed with Global Ordnance, Angstadt Arms, B&T USA, Shield Arms, Sig Sauer and Trident Rifles.

    Angstadt’s SCW-9 has fully ambidextrous controls including the magazine release, safety selector, the charging handle and the bolt catch and release. It feeds from Glock magazines and has a 4 inch barrel with a 3-lug adapter for mounting a suppressor. Angstadt also note the SCW-9 can fire UTM marking and training rounds. The weapon has an overall length with the stock collapsed of 14.7 inches and it weighs in at just 4 lbs. It has a cyclic rate of fire of approximately 1,100 rounds per minute. The SCW-9 has a short M-LOK forend, hand stop and back up iron sights.

    Angstadt SCW-9

    Angstadt SCW-9 with stock collapsed (Angstadt Arms)In a press release about the new SCW-9, Angstadt said:

    Angstadt Arms is proud to introduce the SCW-9 Sub Compact Weapon. The SCW-9 was designed to meet the strict requirements of the U.S. Army Sub Compact Weapon program. At just 14.7” long and 4 lbs., the SCW9 provides greater lethality than pistols and much greater concealability over standard rifles. With a rate of fire of 1,110 rounds per minute, the SCW-9 is capable of accurately engaging threats with a high volume of lethal force.

    Angstadt claims the SCW-9 has the shortest sub compact stock system available. They note that the system has been tested in both 5.56x45mm and .300 Blackout and takes the stock from 7 inches extended to just 2.5 inches collapsed. Angstadt Arms plans to offer the shortened stock system to other manufacturers who wish to incorporate it into their firearms. They also confirm that a pistol brace version of the shortened stock system is being developed for the commercial market.

    Angstadt SCW-9

    Left side of the SCW-9 with stock extended (Angstadt Arms)

    Angstadt SCW-9

    Angstadt SCW-9 with stock collapsed (Angstadt Arms)(Angstadt Arms)

    Angstadt did not confirm when the SCW-9 or the new shortened stock system (stock and brace) would be available for purchase but their website has a signup page for updates.


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