AR pistols is the new trend. There are many 5.56 fans out there.
CMMG puts out some of the lightest-recoiling pistol carbines and turning heads at the range! AR pistol has that “cool” factor over your standard handguns which makes it intriguing to collectors and gun enthusiasts.
CMMG offers numerous line of AR pistols and short-barreled rifles chambered in 9mm, .45 ACP, 300 BLK, FN 5.7x28mm and .22 Long Rifle. Boy does it look fun to play with.
CMMG utilized their patent-pending “Radial Delayed Blowback” operating system to most of their line, even on the brand new Mk57 Guard line which is fed by 5.7x28mm pistol magazines. These models are available in the 5-inch-barreled, as well as 8-inch-barreled PSB configurations.
“With the “radial delayed blowback system” embedded in most of CMMG models, this makes it one of the lightest-recoiling pistol-caliber carbines on the market,” CMMG CEO Chris Reinkemeyer said.
The Radial Delayed Blowback minimizes the recoil.
With each round fired, a portion of the rearward force of the shot is exhausted in unlocking a rotating bolt in the system prior to driving the carrier forward and cycling the action.
In layman terms, with less force going towards your shoulder, CMMG is able to use a lighter carrier and buffer than standard blowback designs.
CMMG 9mm GUARD
Its gotta be noted that most other pistol caliber carbines use a standard delayed blowback, resulting in heavy bolts. Which is why CMMG radial delayed blowback system is great for creating a softer shooting rifle.
For the suppressor enthusiasts, this means the CMMG GUARD is an excellent pistol caliber carbine for shooting suppressed, hearing safe with most suppressors – with full powered ammo!
CMMG 9mm GUARD Key Features
Radial delayed blowback action
Accepts Glock magazines and comes with a 33 round magazine
Last round bolt hold open
Tunable action with weights for the BCG
Compatible with most AR-15 parts
Upgraded trigger out of the gate, version with a Geissele trigger as well
Lightweight – 4.9 to 6.2 pounds depending on the variant
Rifle, SBR, or pistol
The CMMG 9mm GUARD comes in six different configurations. For people looking for a short barrel rifle without the paperwork, there’s two pistol versions, one with a stabilizing brace and one without. If you enjoy the ATF paperwork, there is a full blown SBR available. Or, if 16 inch barrels don’t bother you, there’s two versions with different length handguards, or an improved version with an upgraded Geissele trigger.
Each version of the BANSHEE sports CMMG’s new ambidextrous charging handle, as well as an ambidextrous sling plate and ambidextrous safety selector.
As with all models the Mk57 Guard Series is a ultra-compact and lightweight platform is extremely portable, making it an awesome package for close protection, home defense, plinking and competition shooting. A very agile AR platform.
Here’s their line of MK57 from their website. Mk57 Banshee SBR, 5.7x28mm
Barrel: 5-inch MT 4140CM SBN, 1:9 Twist
Muzzle: Thread Protector, Threaded ½-28, Yes you can suppress