Phoenix-based manufacturer KE Arms makes a variety of firearms-related products, from small parts up to complete firearms. Their most recent claim to fame has been the release of their new KP-15 monolithic polymer AR lower. This receiver was intended to be significantly more durable than other manufacturers’ prior attempts at polymer AR receivers, as durability has been a widely-reported issue or concern for some shooters with non-metallic ARs in the past. TFB has covered a broad spectrum of this manufacturer’s offerings over the years, and a selection of some of those past articles is listed for you below.
KE Arms @ TFB:
- New KP-15 Polymer Lower Receiver For AR-15 Rifles From KE Arms
- KE Arms Introduces the Civil Defense Rifle – A More Budget Friendly WWSD
- Review: Make Your Glock Competition Worthy With KE Arms
Now the company is adding another version of their monolithic polymer receiver to their catalogue: the KP-9. This pistol caliber receiver is designed to accept 9mm Glock 17 and/or 19 magazines, and maintain compatibility with other brands’ 9mm AR upper receivers. For those of you who love Olive Drab guns, there will be a limited run of 500 OD Green KP-9s made this year especially for the #ODGgang. The full text of the press release announcing this new polymer receiver reads as follows.
KE Arms is pleased to announce the KP-9 Monolithic Polymer Receiver. The KP-9 combines the features of our highly successful KP-15 Monolithic Polymer Receiver with our billet KE-9 Glock magazine compatible lower to make a lightweight, highly durable, cost effective pistol caliber carbine lower.
The KP-9 accepts Glock 17/19 magazines and comes with an adjustable steel ejector making it compatible with a wide range of blowback 9mm AR15 uppers. The magazine release is ambidextrous as standard for right and left handed shooters.
Tooling is scheduled for completion in Mid-July 2021. Production is estimated to begin in August 2021.
The KP-9 will be available in several configurations
Stripped: Includes all proprietary parts needed
Mil-Spec: Complete with Mil-Spec Fire Control Group and 9mm 5.4oz Heavy Buffer
SLT: Complete with Sear Link Technology Trigger. Sear Link Technology makes these triggers particularly more durable in pistol caliber carbines as there is no traditional disconnector for the hammer to be driven through. This unit also includes an ambi selector.
REKLUSE: Complete with RTS-1 REKLUSE Trigger. The RTS-1 REKLUSE is the next generation Sear Link Technology Trigger with an improved sealed housing and full power hammer spring for increased reliability with combloc primers. This unit also includes an ambi selector.
Limited Run of 500 OD Green KP-9s will be produced in 2021. They will all be sold as this model with the RTS-1 REKLUSE Trigger.
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