Henry Arms Jumps into the Pistol Caliber Carbine Arena with the Homesteader 9mm — SHOT Show 2023

Henry Repeating Arms has moved into the realm of the semi-automatic 9mms. The Homesteader is here to take care of business around the house.

For light-skinned game hunting, pests, or home defense their new magazine fed semi-auto should do the trick.

Top tang-mounted safety is easy for right or left-handed shooters to find and operate.

The Homesteader has a barrel just over 16 inches and that added length increases the velocity of the 9mm rounds making them more impressive than the 1,200 fps typically seen from pistols.

Henry built a proprietary 5-round flush-fitting magazine and a 10-round extended for the Homesteader to give it adequate firepower for defense, but this also should make it legal in most states.

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Ten-round capacity Henry magazine.

However, they are going above and beyond by also offering adapters to allow for the use of Glock or S&W M&P magazines.

That really opens the barn door for “high-capacity” magazines if you so choose. It also leans this traditional-looking rifle towards the days of old when revolvers and carbines shared the same cartridges so you only needed one.

The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation.

The top of the receiver has threaded holes for mounting a Pic rail if an optic is desired. The barrel is fitted with a rear peep sight and a front ramped post. The location of these on the barrel allows mounting an optic without disturbing your iron sights

As traditional as the Homesteader is, it still has a couple of ambidextrous features. The bolt handle can be installed on either side of the bolt for operation; lefties have to appreciate that.

In addition, the bolt release is ambidextrous, there is one on either side at the front of the trigger guard.

Optic mounted on Picatinny rail and ambi slide release.


  • Caliber                         9 mm
  • Capacity 5-round flush fit and 10-round extended Henry proprietary
  • Barrel Length              16.1 inches
  • Weight                        5+ lbs
  • Stocks                          Real wood
  • Sights                          Ghost ring rear/ steel post
  • Rail                              Picatinny 1913
  • MSRP                          $928 (Henry magazines), $956 (with Glock or S&W magazine adapter)

The magazine release is mounted on the centerline on the bottom of the rifle just forward of the magazine, making it equally accessible from either side.

Magazine port and release on the bottom of the receiver.

The official release of the Homesteader is not until February so you won’t see it on dealer racks yet.

In fact, it’s not even on the website yet! But that shouldn’t keep you from telling your dealer to get you one on order.

The Homesteader is an absolute blast to shoot.  It should fit just about everyone, has little to no recoil, and with an extended magazine, it makes a fun gun to shoot or a formidable defense carbine.

For more information, Visit Henry USA HERE.

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About the author: Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

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  • 'Punkinball' Johnny February 17, 2023, 8:39 am

    After all is said and done it will be made out to resemble a WWII Browning Automatic Rifle by the Libs…. That scary ‘CLIP’ (their words) protruding beneath the receiver is designed to shoot many rounds without reloading. “The horror, the horror.” Col Kurtz needed one….

  • Matt January 30, 2023, 9:39 pm

    A bit worried this gun was designed to target my light skinned being. Maybe you meant to say thin skinned 😂

  • Mario January 20, 2023, 10:05 am

    The nonsense gun control about to drop here in Colorado would define this Homesteader carbine as an assault weapon.

  • Worstershire January 19, 2023, 11:21 am

    Nice! Good idea, Henry Arms! Marlin made a mistake a long time ago by discontinuing their Camp 9 rifle! I’m glad that Henry has designed this 9mm carbine! Stainless synthetic or stainless laminated in the future please!

  • Kevin January 19, 2023, 10:43 am

    Which model suppressor was used on this during the video?

  • Wade January 19, 2023, 8:18 am

    Well it shouldn’t upset the ninnies as it doesn’t look like an AR.

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