JP Enterprises JP-5 Roller-Delayed Blowback 9mm Carbines Now Available

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    At the beginning of the current year, JP Enterprises teased a new 9mm pistol caliber carbine called JP-5. This is an AR-style carbine but unlike the majority of similar PCCs on the market that are direct blowback guns, the JP-5 is a roller-delayed blowback operated firearm … like the H&K MP5. This carbine is designed to combine the advantages of the roller-delayed blowback mechanism such as the low recoil impulse due to the lighter weight of reciprocating parts with the ergonomics of the AR-15. In the June 2021 edition of their BULLETin monthly newsletter, the company announced that after two years of development, the JP-5 is now available for preorder.

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    JP Enterprises JP-5 roller-delayed blowback 9mm carbines feature steel-reinforced billet aluminum receivers with ambidextrous controls. The charging handle is a SIG MPX pattern one. These carbines are fed from 9mm Glock magazines. They are compatible with AR-15 trigger mechanisms, buffer tubes, stocks and pistol grips. The company also notes that these carbines are compatible with multiple MP5 operating system components. It’s not specified what MP5 parts are exactly used in the JP-5 carbine but we know from earlier BULLETins, that it uses standard MP5 locking pieces.

    Speaking of locking pieces, JP Enterprises has incorporated adjustability into the bolt design by using locking pieces with different roller bearing shoulder angles. The standard locking piece has a 90° shoulder angle but they will also make 100° and 110° ones for the shorter barrels and an 80° locking piece for using with suppressors. This will allow fine tuning the carbine to any specific load or barrel length to have the utmost reliable and smooth cycling action.

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    JP locking pieces with different shoulder angles.

    JP Enterprises takes pride in not only the reliable operation of the JP-5 carbine but also in its extremely strong design. In May 2021 BULLETin, the company shared the following video which shows slow-motion footage of the carbine cycling what they call self-destruct rounds, 9mm ammo loaded hotter than proof loads.

    JP Enterprises JP-5 carbines will be initially available in three versions called JP-5 All-Purpose Carbine ($3199)JP-5 Competition PCC ($3269), and JP-5 Steel Challenge Carbine ($3349). The company targets to start shipping these carbines by the end of the year. Next year, it will be also possible to configure a custom JP-5 carbine. Below you can find the pictures, manufacturer descriptions and tech specs of each of these three carbines.

    JP-5™ All-Purpose Carbine

    JP-5 All-Purpose Carbine

    The JP-5™ All Purpose Carbine is a well-rounded pistol caliber carbine (PCC) option for any application. With a low-profile Teflon® barrel and our tactical compensator, this rifle is equally at home anywhere from recreation to tactical to high-speed PCC competition. Our unmatched JP build quality combined with the roller-delay JP-5™’s 9mm Glock magazine platform means superb performance with one of the most affordable, widely-available ammunition choices there is.

    Receivers  Machined billet JP-5™ G940 receiver set
    Finish  Matte Black
    Caliber  9mm
    Barrel  14.5″ Supermatch™ | light contour | 1:10 twist
    Muzzle  Tactical Compensator >>>
    Barrel Finish  Black Teflon® | pin/weld to 16″
    Heat Sink  N/A
    Hand Guard  MK III Rapid Configuration | Rifle (12.5” OAL) >>>
    Charging Handle  Radian Raptor top-charge handle
    Operating System  Black 9mm JP-5™ roller-delay/td>
    Buffer  9mm JP-5™ Silent Captured Spring
    Trigger  3.5-4.0 lbs. | Curved >>>
    Stock  Hogue Overmolded Carbine >>>
    Grip  Hogue >>>
    Accessories  9mm accessory pack
    Length (min.)  31.25 in.
    Weight  6.0 lbs.
    Notes  N/A

     

    JP-5™ Competition PCC

    JP-5 Competition PCC

    The JP-5™ Competition PCC is the ultimate Pistol Caliber Carbine for the action shooter. This configuration includes all the features you need to get out and win some matches. Our Competition Series Compensator paired with a polished 14.5” match-grade barrel offers the ultimate in short, quick target transitions. If you’re looking to get into PCC, this is the rifle for you. Our Glock magazine compatible receiver and super-reliable roller-delayed operating system are sure to be dominate the podium in PCC competition this season.

    Receivers  Machined billet JP-5™ G940 receiver set
    Finish  Matte Black
    Caliber  9mm
    Barrel  14.5″ Supermatch™ | light contour | 1:10 twist
    Muzzle  Competition Series Compensator >>>
    Barrel Finish  Polished stainless | pin/weld to 16″
    Heat Sink  N/A
    Hand Guard  MK III Rapid Configuration | Rifle (12.5” OAL) >>>
    Charging Handle  Radian Raptor top-charge handle
    Operating System  Black 9mm JP-5™ roller-delay/td>
    Buffer  9mm JP-5™ Silent Captured Spring
    Trigger  3.5-4.0 lbs. | Curved >>>
    Stock  Hogue Overmolded Carbine >>>
    Grip  Hogue >>>
    Accessories  9mm accessory pack
    Length (min.)  31.5 in.
    Weight  6.1 lbs.
    Notes  N/A

     

    JP-5™ Steel Challenge Carbine

    JP-5 Steel Challenge Carbine

    Optimized for maximum speed, the JP-5™ Steel Challenge Carbine is the perfect choice for the rapid-indexing of Steel Challenge. We’ve pulled as much weight as possible out of this model with an MFT minimized buttstock and titanium compensator for a super-lightweight rig. Our Glock-magazine PCCs have proven to be the standard to beat for reliability in the PCC world, and this speed demon of a model pushes the already feather-weight JP-5™ platform as light as it can go.

    Receivers  Machined billet JP-5™ G940 receiver set
    Finish  Matte Black
    Caliber  9mm
    Barrel  14.5″ Supermatch™ | light contour | 1:10 twist
    Muzzle  Titanium Competition Series Compensator >>>
    Barrel Finish  Polished stainless | pin/weld to 16″
    Heat Sink  N/A
    Hand Guard  M-LOK® Series | Rifle (12.5” OAL) >>>
    Charging Handle  Radian Raptor top-charge handle
    Operating System  Black 9mm JP-5™ roller-delay/td>
    Buffer  9mm JP-5™ Silent Captured Spring
    Trigger  3.5-4.0 lbs. | Curved >>>
    Stock  Mission First Tactical BATTLELINK™
    Grip  Hogue >>>
    Accessories  9mm accessory pack
    Length (min.)  31.5 in.
    Weight  5.7 lbs.
    Notes  N/A

    I think JP has created a really interesting hybrid with a perfect combination of parts and design solutions borrowed from other firearms. I guess they could also relatively easily create a roller-delayed blowback AR-10 pattern gun using H&K G3 bolts and other components. Tell us in the comments section what do you think about the JP-5 PCC and roller-delayed blowback firearms in general.


    Pictures by JP Enterprises, Inc., www.jprifles.com

    Hrachya H

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