What you see here is the surprisingly light, incredibly easy-to-shoot Angstadt Arms MDP-9 pistol. Our friends at the ATF will be happy to learn that yes, you can shoot it one-handed, pretty easily, in fact. The MDP-9 a roller-delayed blowback 9mm that a lot of people have been looking forward to for quite some time. We were awfully glad to get a chance to shoot it at Range Day.
The MDP-9 weights a mere 3.6 pounds, has a full-length top rail, runs on nearly ubiquitous GLOCK magazines, and has a three-lug flash hider that’s just itching for a suppressor.
Unlike Angstadt’s earlier UDP-9 which used an AR-style charging handle, the MDP-9 sports a reversible, non-reciprocating side charging handle and locks back on empty.
If the roller-delayed blowback system, side charging handle, and three-lug flash hider remind you of the MP5, that’s probably not a coincidence. This American-made 9mm blaster (what Angstadt calls “the subgun perfected for the modern age) will mount a brace on its rear 1913 rail or a stock…if you want to jump through the hoops and pay the toll to SBR it.
With a SB-Tactical folding SB1913 brace, the MDP-9 would slip quite nicely into a backpack.
The MDP-9 will start shipping in March. The pistol will sell for $2599. If you want to use your own finished lower, you’ll be able to buy just the upper for $1599.