Submachine guns are hot right now (SIG MPX, CZ Scorpion Evo 3, H&K SP5K)! And why shouldn’t they be? They give users great versatility in that they offer them a larger, more stable, yet compact platform to shoot popular handgun ammo. So, instead of having to buy two different rounds for two different guns, users can pick up some 9mm for both their duty pistol and SMG.
Caracal is now jumping into this market niche with the launch of its CMP9, a subgun that comes in three different configurations all chambered in 9x19mm: Short (K) – 5.5 inch barrel, short handguard, Standard (STD) – 9 inch barrel, long handguard and Integrally suppressed (SD) – 6 inch ported barrel, long handguard with suppressor.
- Traditional AR-style fire control
- Rear ambidextrous charging handle
- Detachable 30-round magazine
- Simple and reliable advanced blowback operation
- Upper and lower receiver made out of aircraft grade 7075 aluminum
- MIL 1913 rail on the back of the lower receiver to attach various stocks, including retractable, fixed and folding versions.
- Aluminum free-floating handguard with MIL 1913 in 12 o clock position and keymod in 3, 6 and 9 o clock position.
No longer appearing on the Caracal website is the CC 10, the popular 9mm sub-carbine. It may be that the CMP9 has replaced the CC 10. But that may just be speculation.