Wraithworks debuted at SHOT Show this year, both the new company and their first product, the WARSCORP9. This AR-style 9mm pistol accepts CZ Scorpion EVO magazines and employs a side-charging upper receiver with flip-out charging handle.
Using Scorpion EVO magazines is very appealing. They look better in a PCC-type gun than rearward-swept GLOCK mags do, they’re very reliable, and they’re extremely affordable. Not only from CZ-USA but from Magpul and Manticore Arms as well, in capacities from 10 rounds up to 35. There are even 50-round drums available from a couple companies.
The WARSCORP9 maintains the CZ Scorpion EVO-style paddle magazine release, which I love and which is inherently ambidextrous, but also adds a button-style magazine release on both sides of the gun in the general area of where you’d expect it to be on an AR.
The bolt catch and safety are also ambi.
Non-reciprocating charging handle folded in. Nice and sleek — out of the way.
And flipped out, ready for use.
In its first iteration, the WARSCORP9 is sold in pistol form with an SB Tactical SBA3 brace as standard.
In what has become a fairly crowded 9mm PCC / Pistol market, the Wraithworks WARSCORP9 stands out. For a little bit more info, here’s Wraithworks’ press release:
Designed and manufactured by Wraithworks, the new WARSCORP9 is truly MAGnificent and is the first USA made AR-15 to feed from Scorpion EVO 9mm magazines!
Starting from the ground up the WARSCORP9 features a new machined billet upper receiver, machined billet lower receiver, and extruded aluminum 7” M-LOK forend that are compatible with standard AR-15 barrels, trigger groups, stocks and stock components, and slightly modified bolt carriers. A slight modification to the bolt carrier is made to allow for a non-reciprocating left side mounted charging handle that is folded out for use and automatically folds back into the stowed-away position when released.
Controls are fully ambidextrous including ambi safety, ambi bolt catch levers, and even ambi magazine buttons and a paddle release. The paddle will release the magazine and pressing the magazine button on either side of the lower receiver will also activate the paddle release and release the magazine.
Controls will be extremely familiar to anyone who has used an AR-15, and all the controls are designed to be reached and operated by the pistol grip hand thus leaving the offhand free at all times to grip theforend, perform magazine changes, or do other tasks.
A 1:10 twist 8.5” Nitride coated 9mm barrel with 1/2×28 threads is complemented by a Wraithworks custom 9mm muzzle device. The operating system is rounded out with a nitride coated bolt carrier group and a buffer system and tube mounting an SB Tactical SBA3 arm brace. The Wraithworks
WARSCORP9 weighs in at 5 pounds 8 ounces unloaded and has an overall length of 24 inches with armbrace collapsed and 26.5 inches with the arm brace fully deployed. Aluminum components are MilSpec type III hardcoat anodized and the WARSCORP9 is 100% designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA.
Details and updates on the WARSCORP9 and on Wraithworks can be found at www.wraithworks.com
Wraithworks says it’s a little too early to have the MSRP locked down exactly, but their goal is $1,000 or less.