A Budget MP5SD? The Angstadt Vanquish Review

Is the Angstadt Vanquish the affordable alternative to the legendary H&K MP5SD? This detailed review ​⁠ dives into the features of the Angstadt Vanquish, a firearm that promises the functionality of the MP5SD at a fraction of the price. Discover how it stacks up in terms of design, suppression capability, and overall performance. What sets the Vanquish apart? We cover its innovative suppressor shroud, user-friendly maintenance, and the flexibility it offers with different types of ammunition. Plus, we share exclusive insights from James’ SHOT Show 2024 interview with Rich Angstadt himself.

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Now Without The Tube: Bear Creek Arsenal Bufferless 9mm AR

Bear Creek Arsenal has a new 9mm AR pistol with no buffer tube. This new bufferless design incorporates a patent-pending blowback bolt carrier group. And yes, it takes Glock mags!

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A High-End German CZ-75 Carbine! The Norlite USK

James Reeves is at IWA 2024 visiting Norlite to see their newest carbine made specifically for the CZ-75. Famous for their USK-G which uses a Glock frame, the new Norlite USK for the CZ-75 is essentially a standalone 9mm carbine that requires only the CZ-75 frame to function, utilizing the CZ-75’s fire control group and pistol grip. This unique feature allows it to be classified as a CZ-75 part or accessory rather than a firearm in its own right, which is particularly valuable in regions with strict gun ownership laws, as it enables owners to have both a pistol and a carbine while using only one pistol license.

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Beretta Adds Tiger Stripe PMXs Model

Beretta has a new variant of the PMXs, this time in tiger stripe. This new cosmetic variation has an MSRP of $1399. Let’s take a look at the PMXs more generally along with this new model.

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POTD: The Noveske 8.125″ 9mm Crye Baby

Welcome to another Photo Of The Day! Today we’re looking at an amazing auction thanks to companies like Noveske, CGS, Irregular Defense, Wilcox and Aimpoint. This is a Noveske 8.125″ 9mm in a custom Flecktarn Cerakote with a CGS Mod 9X Silencer, Irregular Defense OMM Micro Mount and a Irregular Defense Feer Riser. The laser is a Wilcox Raid XE and the red dot is an Aimpoint Comp M5 Red Dot.

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TFB Review: The Extar EP9 Is True American Affordability

9mm PCCs have been one of the fastest-growing sub-sections of the firearms industry and with so many offerings out there already, it’s hard to stand out. When I first heard about Extar USA and their virtually all-polymer firearms, I was almost certain that they had to be cheaply made import guns. To my surprise, it was the exact opposite and it’s the first reason why I really like the EP9 for what it is. Extar USA was founded in 1995 and was one of the first manufacturers of molded polymer rifle caliber receiver sets. The Extar EP9 was released just a short while ago, and the much anticipated and desired EP9 Carbine followed shortly afterward. With the recent release of the EP9 Carbine, I thought it was finally time to give you all my review of the EP9 “large format pistol” that I’ve been shooting for the last several months. Today I’ll give you some insight into where the platform excels, what I think it’s good for, and where it might fall short for some shooters with specific shooting tastes.

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[SHOT 2024] Recover Tactical Shows 12-Inch P-IX+ PFA Along With 16-Inch Model

At the SHOT 2024, Recover Tactical revealed its new product lineup, including the 12-inch P-IX+ PFA, joining the already available 16-inch model. These additions are poised to attract the Glock aficionados seeking to extend their Glock’s barrel for an enhanced shooting experience.

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[SHOT 2024] Nemo Introduces New 9mm Mongoose Carbine

At SHOT Show 2024, Nemo Arms has announced the introduction of a new 9mm carbine named the Mongoose. The carbine uses CZ-pattern 35-round magazines supplied by Magpul and comes with a non-reciprocating charging handle that can be on either the left or right side of the weapon. The product is expected to debut in April 2024

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[SHOT 2024] Show Low Black-Jack Is A 9mm Mashup

At SHOT Show 2024, Arizona-based Show Low Mfg has launched their new Black-Jack 9mm pistol caliber carbine line. The distinctive feature of these new firearms lies in their proprietary detent-delayed blowback action. This design choice provides advantages over conventional blowback systems; notably, it allows the firearm to be lighter than a standard blowback design and offers enhanced accuracy. Despite the uniqueness of the internals, Show Low Mfg has kept familiarity alive with the external controls following AK-pattern controls.

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[SHOT Show 2024] NEW Daniel Defense PCC

New for 2024, Daniel Defense is bringing their first-ever pistol caliber carbine to market. Hop dropped in on a rain-soaked Daniel Defense range day to shoot it and get the details. The aptly but boringly named DD PCC is built around the readily available 9mm CZ Scorpion magazine pattern and has fully ambidextrous controls mirrored on both sides of the receiver. Recoil is mitigated by a hydraulic buffer system from Kynshot. Most of the other parts are standard to the AR platform. The Daniel Defense PCC will be available initially with a 16″ barrel or as a factory SBR with an 8.5″ barrel, both paired with the Daniel Defense MFR M-LOK handguard.

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KelTec Sub2000 Gen3 – Now With A Twist

Are you a fan of folding pistol caliber carbines? Well, KelTec’s Sub2000 has been a staple in the industry. Now it is 2024 and KelTec just announced their new Sub2000 Gen3, with a twist.

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Extar EP9 Carbine: Pistol Grows into a PCC

The term “pistol caliber carbine” (PCC) refers to a short rifle chambered in a cartridge usually seen in pistols. So why not take a pistol, add a longer barrel and stock, and call it a job well done? That’s what the Extar EP9 Carbine is. On the market now at an affordable price, this PCC should be familiar to many shooters because of its family history.

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Best Expensive 9mm Carbine: H&K MP5 vs. B&T APC-9

Two of the best pistol caliber carbines in the game: The LEGENDARY Heckler & Koch MP5 faces off today against the B&T APC-9. The H&K MP5 has been the gold standard for PCCs or SMGs for nearly 60 years, while the B&T APC-9 is newer, having been invented by the Swiss group Brugger & Thomet in 2011. While the B&T doesn’t have the long legacy enjoyed by the MP5, the APC-9 is the first SMG that has been adopted by the U.S. Army since World War II. Which one is the top dog in 2023?

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MCM Firearms 9mm DELTA S DS9 Integrally Suppressed Upper

James Reeves is at TriggrCon 2023 at the MCM Firearms booth to talk about the Delta S DS9 Integrally Suppressed Upper. The DS9 takes design language from other highly successful integrally suppressed designs to give their customers a unique combination of magazine options, ammunition performance, and ease of maintenance. The Delta S DS9 upper features a detachable monocore suppressor, along with a ported barrel for the best performance across a wide variety of 9mm ammunition.

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TFB Review: KE Arms KP-9 – KP-15's 9mm PCC Cousin

There is no doubt in my mind that Russell Phagan, the WWSD 2020 project, and KE Arms are largely responsible for the recent revival in interest concerning monolithic polymer lower receivers for AR-15 rifles. The KP-15 started hitting customer’s front doors around the start of 2021 and the subsequent bum rush of parts related to the WWSD 2020 project dried up pretty quickly leading to many taking their own routes for uppers. Just a hair over a year later, KE Arms gave fans of the KP-15 another reason to pick up another lower, but this time with a 9mm PCC in mind. The KE Arms KP-9 monolithic polymer lower receiver is the 9mm pistol caliber carbine cousin of the KP-15. The KP-9 is a logical extension to KE Arms’ list of receiver options and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to test one of these out for the better part of a year. Today I’ll share my experiences with it so far and what I think the KP-9 lower receiver offers PCC customers over other offerings already on the market.

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