Six companies were chosen to submit prototypes to the US Army in their search for a new sub compact weapon. They are SIG Sauer, Trident Rifles, B&T USA, Global Ordnance, Shield Arms and Angstadt Arms of Charlotte, North Carolina. Angstadt’s just revealed the prototype they’ve submitted for evaluation, the SCW-9 Sub Compact Weapon. It features a four-inch barrel and takes GLOCK 9mm mags.
Here’s their press release:
Angstadt Arms Introduces SCW-9 Sub Compact Weapon
Awarded Prototype OTA by U.S. Army Sub Compact Weapon Program
Charlotte, NC, (November 14, 2018) Angstadt Arms is proud to introduce the SCW-9 Sub Compact Weapon. The SCW-9 was designed to meet the strict requirements of the U.S. Army Sub Compact Weapon program. At just 14.7” long and 4 lbs., the SCW- 9 provides greater lethality than pistols and much greater concealability over standard rifles. With a rate of fire of 1,110 rounds per minute, the SCW-9 is capable of accurately engaging threats with a high volume of lethal force.
SCW-9 Key Design Elements
- Fully ambidextrous controls, including magazine release, safety selector, charging handle and bolt catch and release
- Accepts GLOCK® 9mm magazines
- 4” barrel with 3-lug adapter for sound suppression
- Ability to fire UTM marking and training rounds
- Overall length collapsed: 14.7”
- Collapsed stock length: 2.5”
- Weight: 4 lbs
- Rate of Fire (approximate): 1,100 rounds per minute
The Shortest Sub Compact Stock System
In addition to 9mm, the shortened stock system developed for the SCW-9 has been tested in both 5.56 NATO and .300 AAC Blackout calibers. This allows any M4 style rifle to reduce its overall collapsed stock length from 7” to just 2.5”. Making it the shortest telescoping AR-15 stock system available.
Angstadt Arms has plans to offer the shortened stock system to other manufacturers who wish to incorporate it into their firearms. A pistol brace version of the shortened stock system is currently in development for the U.S. commercial market.
About Angstadt Arms: Angstadt Arms designs innovative weapon platforms for military, law enforcement and responsible citizens. Their flagship UDP-9 9mm AR and sub-machine guns are currently deployed in over 25 countries worldwide.
For more information please visit: www.angstadtarms.com/scw9