[SHOT 2024] Matador Arms' New Glock Mag Lower & MAT-9K Upper Receiver

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by TFB Staff

Matador Arms recently announced an update to their pistol caliber carbine lineup, featuring significant enhancements and a focus on Glock magazine compatibility. At SHOT Show 2024, they launched the MAT-9GLR, a Glock Lower Receiver designed to integrate with their earlier designs as well as the shorter MAT-9K upper receiver.

The MAT-9GLR is engineered to accommodate Glock 17 and 19 magazines and comes standard with a Last Round Bolt Hold Open (LRBHO) feature. The pin footprint is consistent with that of a standard AR9 lower receiver, which may appeal to those familiar with AR platform modularity. With its fixed 1913 Rear Mounting Rail, this lower receiver provides options for adding stocks or braces, making it versatile for users’ needs. Additionally, the MAT-9GLR is equipped with dual-sided controls, including an Ambidextrous Safety Selector, Ambidextrous Magazine Release, and Ambidextrous Bolt Catch, enhancing usability for both right and left-handed shooters.

– Last Round Bolt Hold Open (LRBHO)
– Dedicated 9mm Glock Magazine compatibility for 17/19 models
– Fixed 1913 Rear Mounting Rail
– Ambidextrous Safety Selector
– Ambidextrous Magazine Release
– Ambidextrous Bolt Catch

Coinciding with the lower receiver, Matador Arms debuted their new MAT-9K Upper Receiver, which pairs well with the MAT-9GLR. The MAT-9K Upper Receiver is notable for its concise 5-1/2″ 9mm barrel, capped with a 1/2×28 threaded muzzle that allows for the attachment of suppressors or other muzzle devices. The upper features a reversible and non-reciprocating charging handle, which can be a considerable advantage for those who prefer a specific manual of arms or encounter situations requiring ambidextrous handling. The easy takedown system of the MAT-9K Upper Receiver also simplifies the cleaning process, reducing the time and effort needed for maintenance. One of the most substantial upgrades is its MULTI-Mag compatibility, which signals a significant move towards adaptability and consumer choice, further diversifying the MAT-9K’s appeal in the market.

Product Specs:

MAT-9K Upper Receiver:
– 5-1/2″ 9mm Barrel
– 1/2×28 Threaded Muzzle
– Reversible and Non-reciprocating Charging Handle
– Easy Take-down System
– MULTI-Mag Compatible

Previous iterations of Matador Arms’ pistol caliber carbines have demonstrated the company’s inventive approach to firearm design, and these latest products appear to follow in the same vein, aiming to satisfy the demands of firearms enthusiasts seeking modularity and reliability in their shooting platforms.

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