Henry’s Homesteader 9mm Carbine Reviewed

Authors Crysta Jane Gun Reviews Rifles

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Henry's Homesteader 9mm Carbine
Henry’s Homesteader 9mm Classic Design

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The Henry Homesteader 9mm is a semi-automatic rifle launched in 2023 by Henry Repeating Arms. It is the company’s first centerfire repeater and has been designed with everyday use in mind. The rifle is built on the company’s reciprocating mass design, which is meant to counteract recoil and get shooters back on target faster.

Henry's Homesteader 9mm Carbine Reviewed
Homesteader Testing

The Homesteader 9mm Carbine features a semi-automatic straight blowback design, reminiscent of Henry’s iconic rifles. The overall build quality is excellent, with a solid steel receiver and a durable walnut stock that exudes craftsmanship. The Homesteader’s compact size and lightweight construction make it easy to handle and maneuver, whether for hunting, target shooting, or home defense. I truly enjoyed shooting this one and am considering getting one for my own home.

Henry's Homesteader Sunset Shooting
Henry’s Homesteader 9mm Carbine

Unparalleled Craftsmanship and Durability

The Henry Homesteader 9mm Carbine is a testament to the brand’s commitment to quality craftsmanship. With a solid construction and attention to detail, this carbine is built to withstand the rigors of regular use. The overall build quality is excellent, with a solid steel receiver and a durable walnut stock that exudes craftsmanship. The durable walnut stock not only enhances its visual appeal but also ensures a comfortable grip for extended shooting sessions. The carbine’s compact size and lightweight construction make it easy to handle and maneuver, whether for hunting, target shooting, or home defense.

Henry's Homesteader right side
Henry's Homesteader left side
9mm Carbine

Homesteader 9mm: Reliable Performance and Accuracy

When it comes to performance, the Homesteader 9mm Carbine exceeds expectations. Its semi-automatic action delivers consistent and reliable shots, allowing for rapid-fire capabilities. One of the standout features of the Henry Homesteader 9mm Carbine is its exceptional performance and reliability. Chambered in 9mm, this carbine offers a perfect balance between stopping power and manageable recoil. The semi-automatic design provides a smooth and consistent cycling of rounds, resulting in reliable and accurate shots. I found it to be highly reliable, with no malfunctions or failures to feed, fire, or eject during my shooting.

Henry's Homesteader safety
Henry’s Homesteader Ambi Safety & Easy to Use Sights

User-Friendly Features for Enhanced Shooting Experience

The Homesteader 9mm Carbine boasts a range of features designed with the shooter in mind. The ambidextrous safety allows for easy accessibility, regardless of whether you are right or left-handed. The adjustable rear sight and front post sight provide excellent visibility and quick target acquisition. Additionally, the carbine features a comfortable recoil pad, minimizing felt recoil and ensuring a more enjoyable shooting experience. I found the comfort and weight made it fun to shoot.

Henry's Homesteader stock
Henry’s Homesteader with Walnut Stock and Recoil Pad

Versatility and Ammunition Compatibility

One of the standout features of the Homesteader 9mm Carbine is its versatility in terms of ammunition compatibility. This carbine is designed to accept both Glock and Beretta magazines, providing shooters with a wide range of options. Whether you prefer standard capacity or extended magazines, the Homesteader 9mm Carbine has you covered.

9mm Magazines
Henry’s Homesteader 9mm Magazines

Easy Maintenance and Disassembly

The Homesteader 9mm Carbine is engineered for hassle-free maintenance. Its straightforward design allows for easy disassembly, enabling you to clean and maintain the firearm with minimal effort. This feature is especially valuable for shooters who prefer to take care of their own firearms.

SEE MORE: Introducing the Henry Homesteader & Henry’s Pistol Caliber at SHOT Show 2023

Homesteader 9mm Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 10 rounds
  • Barrel Length: 16.37 inches
  • Overall Length: 35.75 inches
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Stock: American Walnut
  • Scope Mount: Weaver 63B
  • Sights: Adjustable aperture rear, screw-on post front
  • MSRP: Around $950
Winchester Ammo
Thanks to Winchester for the ammo

Conclusion Of The Henry Homesteader 9mm

In conclusion, the Henry Homesteader 9mm Carbine is a well-crafted firearm that offers exceptional performance, reliability, and versatility. Its durable construction, user-friendly features, and compatibility with various ammunition options make it an ideal choice for both recreational and practical purposes. Whether you are a beginner looking for an accurate and dependable firearm or a seasoned shooter seeking a reliable companion, the Homesteader 9mm Carbine will not disappoint.

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  • Robert R Chapman February 20, 2024, 11:55 am

    Are these 2 Henry’s available yet?

  • Daniel Mazzio February 19, 2024, 4:25 pm

    Check to see if it will fire Out-of-Battery, I’ll bet it does.

    • Pete Zaitcev February 21, 2024, 8:55 pm

      Henry Homesteader relies on the hammer not reaching the firing pin when the bolt is out of battery. I cannot guarantee it remains safe as the wear sets in, but at least initially it is safe, unlike a typical AR9.

      • Pete Zaitcev February 21, 2024, 9:00 pm

        I forgot to mention, the tail of the bolt protrudes down from the stripper rail specifically for the purpose of the OOB safety. This way Homesteader retains a favorable feeding geometry while employing this kind of basic OOB safety. Ruger PC Carbine uses a similar design element with similar dimensions.

        • Daniel Mazzio February 23, 2024, 12:38 pm

          Don’t get me wrong I love the gun and your explanation of the mechanism to prevent an OOB event is probably correct but from first hand experience I don’t think it works so well.

  • jerry February 19, 2024, 1:10 pm

    Sorry, I meant blue states. I guess I just can’t get used to the idea of commie states being blue, not red. Stay safe. j

  • jerry February 19, 2024, 1:06 pm

    Nice Article. Nice rifle. I need a pump carbine version without that evil, murderous threaded barrel that some red states are so scared of. With a 10 round magazine, I believe that that would be legal just about everywhere. That’s what you need when travelling from state to state (even from city to city) because of the hodgepodge of gun laws in our land. Stay safe. j

  • Clint W. February 19, 2024, 12:47 pm

    Wow, from the comments here where the first article must have misidentified the action, Chrysta caught holy heck. Sort of the one mistake of Andre the Bridge Builder, that got him forever categorized. I find the receiver to be a bit boxy, sort of reminiscent of the Crosman 2100 pellet gun or Remington Model 4. I would think a more streamline profile could have been designed for a pistol caliber round, but perhaps making it accept Glock and Beretta mags force that design option. I personally would not buy because of the way it looks, but that’s just me.

  • ALAN J Janssen February 19, 2024, 10:16 am

    Henry should make one in .44 Mag and .357 Mag for hunting larger game and protection Al Janssen

  • Crysta Jane February 19, 2024, 10:09 am

    Hi guys, I had a type that was confusing that I’ve fixed. It’s definitely a blowback semi-auto and not a lever action.

  • Jeff February 19, 2024, 9:46 am

    Wow! You need a proofreader… bad!

  • Dale O Hays February 19, 2024, 9:27 am

    Did you just take another review and copy it?

    “The lever-action mechanism provides a smooth and consistent cycling of rounds, resulting in reliable and accurate shots.”

    This does not appear to be a lever action . . . . where is the “lever”?

  • Sniffey joe February 19, 2024, 9:21 am


    • Kaso February 19, 2024, 3:09 pm

      JFC, chill out. It was a mistake, and it is corrected.

  • J.P. February 19, 2024, 9:01 am

    Do a better job! This is an autoloader not a lever action.

  • Tip Tover February 19, 2024, 8:49 am

    I was seriously considering acquiring one of these when they first came out. Reviews by several trusted people had me rethinking that. Chris at Honest Outlaw had nothing but trouble and a couple of other reviewers said the same. For a home defense weapon this is unacceptable. I never heard any definitive statement from Henry saying there was a problem they fixed. Seems it was just ignored. May have just been a glitch in the first batch but who knows. Sticking with my trusty AR for now as it has a proven reliable track record. I think some reviewers may have just said whatever to keep the supply of review guns flowing from Henry. I have several Henrys that are great lever actions that I would trust for home defense.

    • Pete Zaitcev February 21, 2024, 9:02 pm

      With all due respect to H.O., check out what he thinks about P320.

  • Mickey Walker February 19, 2024, 8:32 am

    Is the Homesteader a lever action rifle?

  • Dick Tatem February 19, 2024, 8:17 am

    Several times the rifle is described as lever action when it is actually semi-auto. Also they have made it possible to use Glock, S&W, and Sig mags. Nowhere do I see that Beretta mags may be used as is stated in the copy.

  • Jay February 19, 2024, 7:59 am

    Not sure if you are just a paid shill or an inept gun bunny….Lever action design???? Lever Action mechanism???? It’s a blow-back operated semi-auto (literally posted on their website…..”A good tool is one you can depend on to work for you whenever and wherever you need it, so the Homesteader’s semi-automatic blowback action is as simple as it gets relying solely on the expanding gases of the cartridge to cycle the bolt. “)
    You should maybe try something else besides posting reviews for things you don’t know.

  • Davd Hipschman February 19, 2024, 7:51 am

    Great review. I recently purchased a Homesteader and agree with you on all points. My only question is how you feel about the Henry magazines? I had no problems using them, fed fine, BUT … compared the rest of the rufle they felt platic(y) and cheap. It was sort of jarring. I wonder whether they will hold up over time. Any thoughts?

    • Crysta Jane February 19, 2024, 10:12 am

      Hi David! I had the same thought on the magazines but I didn’t end up having any issues. I’m interested to see how they end up holding up with hundreds more rounds through them.

  • Doug Reed February 19, 2024, 7:45 am

    A lever action with no visible lever. How does that work?

  • Kenny February 19, 2024, 7:43 am

    I was scratching my head about the same thing Chuck! I even checked the photos of the gun several times looking for the lever.🤔

  • Chuck February 19, 2024, 7:25 am

    So, is it a lever action or a semi auto? Can’t be both as stated in the article.!!!

    • Mike February 19, 2024, 9:04 am

      It’s a Carbine like it states. I have one and it is bad to the bone.

  • Chuck February 19, 2024, 7:23 am

    So, is it a lever gun or a semi auto? Can’t be both, as it’s referred to in the article!

  • Kane February 9, 2024, 4:23 pm

    Looks like a Crossman.

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