The Wilson Combat AR-9 was designed from the ground up as the new standard in pistol-caliber carbine reliability. The use of common 9mm service pistol magazines makes it an ideal choice for patrol, home defense, and cost-effective tactical training.
Not simply a converted AR-15, the Wilson Combat AR-9 has been specifically designed for superior reliability and maximum accuracy, while retaining the familiar handling and controls of the AR platform. The AR-9 is available with your choice of pistol-magazine compatibility, barrel length, custom Armor Tuff colors, and other accessory options to suit your specific needs.
The AR-9 SBR is classified as a Short-Barreled Rifle by the ATF. All NFA Regulations apply to purchase. Not available in all areas.
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AR-9 SBRKey Details
- Base price: $2,095
- Caliber: 9mm – WC-AR9 platform
- Barrel length: 8" round threaded, 11.3" round threaded
- Overall length: 25.25" (8" barrel), 28.5" (11.3" barrel)
- Weight empty: 6 lbs, 5.8 oz (8" barrel), 6 lbs, 9.6 oz (11.3" barrel)
- Magazine compatibility: Latest generation factory GLOCK® magazines (with extra power magazine springs for optimum reliability)
- Billet upper (flat-top) and lower receiver
- Wilson Combat AR-9 match grade barrel
- Blowback gas system
- 5/8" x 24 threaded muzzle with Q-Comp
- Wilson Combat M-LOK® rail
- Wilson Combat/BCM Starburst Gunfighter grip, Black
- Wilson Combat TTU (Tactical Trigger Unit) 9mm, 4#
- Proprietary bolt for excellent feed reliability with common bullet profiles
- Positive lock back on empty magazine
- Standard AR platform furniture/sight compatability
- Excellent quiet suppressor host
- Armor-Tuff® finish applied over Mil-Spec Hard Anodized Upper/Lower receivers
Weights shown are close approximations. Due to slight variations in all parts and/or custom option deviations, we cannot guarantee the weight to be 100% specific on any firearm.
M-LOK® is a registered trademark of Magpul Industries Corp.
AR-9 Additional Information
Wilson Combat engineers have designed three unique AR-9 lower receivers with last-round bolt hold open that are compatible with the most popular 9mm service pistol magazines from GLOCK®, and Beretta® and the Wilson Combat EDC X9. AR-9G lowers will except all double column 9mm Glock magazines.
AR-9B lowers will accept all double column 9mm (92 Series) Beretta magazines.
Because of the wide variability in factory ammunition and many generations of GLOCK® pistol magazines we recommend the use of the latest generation factory GLOCK® magazines and extra power magazine springs for optimum reliability in the AR-9G model.
AR-9X lowers will accept all double column 9mm (EDC X9, SFT9, SFX9 and eXperior Double Stack) Wilson Combat magazines.
These billet-machined aluminum receiver models also accept standard AR accessories like furniture, triggers, charging handles, buttstocks, and optics, and incorporate an integral trigger guard and flared magwell for fast reloading. The AR-9 series of carbines has multiple patent-pending features that make it unique to the 9mm carbine market.
The Wilson Combat AR-9 closed-bolt blowback operating system is soft shooting and reliable with a wide variety of 9mm loads and exhibits flawless feeding with all common pistol bullet shapes, including hollowpoint and +P tactical ammunition. The AR-9 bolt hold open ensures reliable lockback on empty with your pistol's factory magazines. The AR-9 proprietary bolt carrier group with heavy-duty claw extractor and plunger ejector is tuned for exceptional reliability.
The AR-9 is also an optimized suppressor host with minimal gas blowback and enhanced accuracy over other designs. Wilson Combat carbon steel match-grade button-rifled 1-10" twist 9mm barrels ensure that the AR-9 meets our stringent quality and accuracy requirements.
The Wilson Combat AR-9 can be ordered with your choice of GLOCK® 17, Beretta® 92 or Wilson EDC X9 magazine compatibility.
"We have extensively tested the AR-9 and it has exceeded my expectations for reliability and accuracy. When the AR-9 is mated with a quality red dot sight and weapon light it is an exceptional training and home defense firearm for shooters of all skill levels."
-Bill Wilson, President of Wilson Combat.
GLOCK® and Beretta® are trademarks of their respective companies and are not affiliated with Wilson Combat.
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