NEW Smith & Wesson Response 9mm Carbine – Yes! It Takes Glock Mags

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

Smith & Wesson already has a pistol caliber carbine (PCC) on the market in their FPC (Folding Pistol Carbine), but it lacked something… something that we as the gun community childishly ask for in everything: “Does it take Glock mags?!” Well, consider your prayer answered because the new Smith & Wesson Response 9mm Carbine takes Glock magazines as well as standard doublestack M&P mags.

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One intriguing element of note is that the new Smith & Wesson Response 9mm Carbine is hailing from the “Response Series” (as written on the Smith & Wesson website) implying that more models are to come in the future. The first iteration we see here today has an MSRP of $799. This gets you a flat-face trigger, interchangeable mag wells (NOT mag inserts; rather, the entire magazine well), and of course, it takes Glock mags.

  • (2) FLEXMAG™ Magazine Well Adapters – Interchangeable magazine well adapters that let you use a variety of magazines from Smith & Wesson and other manufacturers

The Smith & Wesson Response breaks barriers for those looking to enter the pistol caliber carbine market. With its innovative Flexmag System, you can use a wide range of double stack 9MM pistol magazines from Smith & Wesson® and other manufacturers. The familiar MSR controls make it an easy transition for those looking to use on the range, and with the ability to change parts with existing MSR accessories, it makes optimizing to your needs easy. Take control with the new Smith & Wesson Response!

  • Barrel: 16.5˝ Barrel with Black Oxide Finish & 1 in 10″ Twist Rate
  • Length: 32 1/8˝ Collapsed | 35 3/8˝ Extended
  • Action: Semi-Auto, Blowback
  • Stock: Adjustable, Length of Pull
  • Sights: Optics Ready
  • Handguard: M-LOK® Slots and Picatinny-style Rail
  • Muzzle: Threaded 1/2″ x 28 TPI w/ Thread Protector
  • Grip: Polymer with 4 Interchangeable Palmswell Adapters
  • Weight (unloaded): 5.9 Lb without Magazine | 6.2 Lb with Empty 23-Round M&P Magazine
  • Receiver: Polymer Upper Receiver, Polymer Lower Receiver

Check Prices on Smith & Wesson Response Carbines

From the look of the aesthetics of this PCC, it appears to be well put together by Smith & Wesson. There are some plastic components where you might wish they were metal (like the charging handle), but that does help curb the weight of the firearm as well as the price a bit. What do you think of Smith & Wesson’s Response 9mm Carbine? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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Adam Scepaniak
Adam Scepaniak

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  • Ozzallos . Ozzallos . on Oct 20, 2023

    Please only make 9mm. Theres definitely no market for other calibers, s&w.

  • Bryan Woodall Bryan Woodall on Oct 30, 2023

    I am looking for options that work with the Sig P320 9mm magazines. How far out are some of the other options for mag wells?