It’s wild how many pistol-into-carbine chassis/body/receiver systems were at SHOT Show this year. It seems like everyone is getting into the space, but all approach their solution in slightly different ways, which is cool to see.
Meandering through the new products center while avoiding the trade show security folks assigned to COVID mask harassment duty (I had my magic hat on, I don’t know why I’d also need a magic mask), I saw this clamshell thing eating a GLOCK like “Bird One” from You Only Live Twice.
Upon closer inspection (apologies for the window glare), that spaceship, which at this point I’ve learned through my impressive sign-reading skills, is called the P-IX from Recover Tactical. It closes up to conceal a complete GLOCK pistol inside. What looks like the magazine well of an AR-15 is, indeed, the GLOCK’s magazine well.
Recover Tactical has done a good job providing AR-style ergonomics and control locations where possible. The P-IX may well be the closest a GLOCK carbine conversion kit has come to turning a GLOCK into a 9mm AR.
Ranging in MSRP from $199.95 to $274.95 depending on options, I’m surprised to find myself saying that I think this looks to be a pretty cool piece of kit (generally looking down, as I do, at these sorts of conversion-type thingies like the snooty gun bunny diva I am).
It’s massively easier to shoot a carbine accurately, quickly, and competently than it is a pistol, and the P-IX allows for the quick and simple transition of a single GLOCK between those two “modes.”
Perhaps that means your GLOCK is a home/vehicle defense gun when it’s in the P-IX and a concealed carry gun when it’s out of the P-IX. Regardless, the Recover Tactical P-IX adds extra utility from a single pistol and that’s pretty cool.