The pistol caliber carbine market is getting a little crowded, but there’s always room for a few more entries. Provided they look good, of course. The folks at Matrix Arms have come out with their own take on the 9mm AR-15 style rifle, using a redesigned lower receiver that has a functional last round hold open for GLOCK magazines, as well as a nifty side charging handle design.
It’s a pretty slick setup. For the pistol caliber straight blowback stuff the charging handle works just fine, and they also have a version that works with the standard direct impingement gas system. No need to change the bolt carrier or anything else — it just slots right in.
Coming soon, MSRP is $1,300.