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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The Swedish Championships in Pistol Caliber Carbine – Ockelbo 300

The Swedish Championships in PCC 2023 is in the books. This was a level 3 IPSC PCC competition with over 170 competitors from Sweden mainly but with a few international competitors. There were 12 very built stages that required a minimum of 236 rounds to finish. The stages ranged from fast-reaction, speed shooting that required 3-4 seconds for the top shooters, to long courses with a lot of movement and transitions that required about 35-40 seconds to complete.

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THRiL SM9 Gen 2 Magazines for SIG MPX PCCs

THRiL has announced the release of the second generation of their SM9 magazines. The THRiL SM9 Gen 2 magazines are designed for SIG Sauer MPX Gen II pistol caliber carbines. According to the company, “the refined design of this Generation 2 SM9 MPX Mag enhances reliability across a broad range of shooting conditions and ammunitions for the SIG SAUER MPX® and KM models“.

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NEW: SIG Sauer Introduces Upgraded MPX PCC

SIG Sauer has just introduced an improved version of their popular MPX pistol caliber carbine. The new MPX PCC brings together a number of features worked up to offer a robust new carbine ideal for competitive shooting.

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SB Tactical FS1913 Brace For The SIG Rattler

On SB Tactical’s website they show their latest brace coming out. The FS1913 brace is for the SIG Rattler however it is much more than that. It is designed to attach to any pistol or firearm with a 1913 picatinny rail at the back of the receiver. This means it will work with the SIG MPX, SIG MCX, SIG Rattler, Rock River LAR-PDS, etc.

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Top 5 PDW-Sized Pistol Caliber Carbines/SMGs

In this episode of TFBTV, James tackles what he believes to be the five best submachineguns, sub guns, pistol caliber carbines, and PDWs (personal defense weapons) in 9mm. It’s a tricky list with a thick field, but James brings his Top 5 choices for small 9mm carbines to you this week.

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Black Rifle Coffee Company Get Festive and Shoot Christmas Songs on Steel

The veteran owned and ran Black Rifle Coffee Company have rung in the festive season – literally. The  Salt Lake City, Utah based company released a special Christmas video on 15th December showcasing some of their musical and shooting skill.

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The Perfect Christmas Gift For That Special Operator in Your Life: A Chocolate MPX

Christmas is coming. But what do you buy the operator that has everything? He/she has every kind of 5.11 khakis available, caps from every major firearms manufacturer (including Hi-Point), a dozen pairs of tactical gloves, their gun safes are full and they even have one of those cool Magpul phone cases.

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New GMR-15 9 mm Carbine from JP Enterprises |Shot 2017

Let’s face it, shooting 9 mm pistol rounds out of a rifle or carbine is a lot of fun.

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The "Mjolnir" AR-15 grip from Venom Defense

According to Norse mythology, Mjolnir is the hammer of Thor, the God of Thunder.

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DIY MPX Mag Modification: +5 rounds

GunMag Warehouse shows a simple method to add capacity in your Lancer MPX magazines.

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Rebuttal: Suppressed SIG MPX Can Spit Back In Your Face

When James’ video about suppressed MPXs not having blowback was posted I watched it and immediately emailed him that I personally have experienced a suppressed SIG MPX violently spit back in my face. Why and how does this happen? As far as I can tell, it happens with a particular set up. Specifically a SilencerCo Octane 9 on an 8 inch MPX. Others may have experienced significant blow back with their setups. But this is the one I have tried and know it will always spit back.

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hickok45 Reviews the SIG MPX Suppressed

The SIG MPX-SD has been making the media rounds not only because it’s a cool gun but because it’s internally suppressed. Thanks to companies like SIG and SilencerCo, the push to make suppressors more readily available is greater than ever. The technology is certainly advancing as well with guns like the SIG MPX-SD and SilencerCo’s Maxim 9 hitting the market. Suppressors present a wide range of possibilities for gun owners from better hunting experiences to preserved hearing to better odds for self-defense.

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New SIG MCX In 300 Blackout

One of the more appealing guns at the SIG event is the new SIG MCX. The MCX comes in several variants including an SBR,Carbine and pistol. The carbine and SBR have the new skeletonized stock with buffer pad. The pistol uses the next generation pistol stock which folds to the left as does the skeleton stock.

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SIG 716, SIG MCX and SIG 556 Xi: An Afternoon Of New Rifles At The SIG Academy

When we arrived at the SIG Academy and saw all of the stacked hard rifle cases at our range we had a pretty good idea this was going to be a fun and informative afternoon. We weren’t wrong either! There were suppressed MCX multi caliber carbines, the SIG 556 Xi, the SIG MCX and the SIG 716. Several of the models were in a pistol configuration using the SIG SB15 arm brace.

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