The UDP is a pistol caliber carbine designed around the familiarity of the AR-15. Reminiscent of the Colt 9mm SMG, the UDP has a few necessary changes which set it apart. The UDP is Chambered in 9mm and loads from standard GLOCK magazines. This simple change makes the UDP an easy transition for anyone currently running a 9mm GLOCK. Compact in size, the Angstadt Arms UDP – 9 comes in at 21 inches and weights under 5 lbs. With the added velocity from the longer 9mm barrel, the UDP should hit like a featherweight sledgehammer. Designed for use in close quarters, the UDP is an ideal option for Law enforcement or home defense.
The big questions about pistol stabilizing braces still remain, and are worth mentioning again. Utilizing a SB-15 arm brace would seem logical. Or take the pistol a step further and submit SBR paper work. The UDP easily gives guns like the SIG MPX, and POF-5 a run for their money and in a lot of ways beats them to the finish line.
Constructed from 7075 –T6 billet aluminum, the upper and lower fit together tight and have been worked over to remove weight and non-essential features. There is no forward assist or dust cover. They’ve resized the ejection port, incorporated a beveled magazine well, and added a proprietary magazine release.
All of these enhancements come together to produce a firearm that has a unique feel and function, but not so unique that it will create a learning curve. The UDP-9 simply does it better. Familiar features such as last round bolt hold open, bolt release, rotational safety, and charging handle are the same as they are on your ar15. Coming in at an MRSP of $1250, is a bargain in the world of high-end pistol caliber carbines.
Talks of a 16inch barreled version are also on the table. so head to the Angstadt Arms website Angstadt Arms UDP-9 and sign up for updates as there product line continues to grow.