Trailblazer Firearms Announcing Upcoming Pack9 Survival Rifle – Takes Glock Mags!

Say hello to the upcoming Pack9 folding survival rifle. (Photo: Trailblazer)

Trailblazer Firearms, makers of the famously discreet LifeCard folding single-shot rimfire backup gun, just announced a totally new kind of survival rifle, the Pack9. This straightforwardly named pack gun, chambered for 9mm Luger, uses a pivoting design for compact storage.

“In 2010, I came up with the crazy idea to fit a pistol in a candy tin, and that same innovative spirit that brought you the LifeCard now brings you the Pack9,” said Aaron Voigt, president and founder of Trailblazer Firearms. “We believe the years of work poured into the Pack9 have resulted in a 9mm rifle at the intersection of design, innovation, performance, and survival.”

The Pack9 features a thin, subgun-style receiver on a rotating stocked action that flips around to pivot the stock underneath the barrel when not in use. This allows the Pack9 to fold up into a package that’s not much longer than the bolt and barrel.

When folded up the Pack9 measures less than 21 inches long with a 16-inch threaded barrel. It’s also extremely narrow at just 1.15 inches thick, about the same as most handguns. Folded, the barrel extends just past the stock to clear any muzzle devices.

The action spins around under the barreled receiver for storage and transport. (Photo: Trailblazer)

That gives the Pack9 an unloaded weight of just 5 pounds. It has an unfolded length of just under 27 inches and the stock can be extended to just under 29 inches long. The stock also doubles as a spare magazine carrier for 9mm Glock and compatible magazines.

Capacity will depend on the magazines used and obviously there are a lot of Glock-pattern magazine options on the market. The button-rifled barrel has a 1-in-10 twist for use with a wide range of ammunition types.

Other features include a split 12-o’clock Picatinny rail for use with optics and rifle-style iron sights, although the receiver is cut for pistol sights. The gap is for the charging handle is angled to the left side of the sightline, and locks vertically.

See Also: TrailBlazer’s LifeCard Folding Credit Card-Sized Rimfire Pistol

The Pack9 has modular M-Lok slots along the sides of the forend for lights and other accessories. It also has an ambidextrous safety selector above the trigger.

The Pack9 is a compelling design that will make the wait that much harder. Delivery is expected to start in the first quarter of 2022.

It’s possible, likely even, for some of the design elements to change while it goes from prototype to production, and any pricing announcements will probably also wait until next year.

But still, this is a clean and clever pack rifle, so to sign up for more information when it’s available, visit Trailblazer Firearms today.

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  • Todd September 14, 2021, 3:02 pm

    9mm *survival* gun?

    Sure, I’d pop for the concept after confirming it will feed shot rounds and flare/tracer.

    Too, I’d like to see the iron sights better and would also like a bit more free external barrel aft of the threads.

    As well as those, I would demand sling attachments of super quality.

    Small to medium game and it’s well up to the task. Add in signaling with flares/tracers.

    For survival weapons, the onus has always been on feeding the individual and signaling rather than any nonsense like defending one’s self from bears.

    Todd.

  • Willis September 13, 2021, 11:00 am

    I’ll stick with the Ruger PCC Takedown for now as it is quite durable and with the MCarbo improvements, a more robust rifle emerges. I’m not a fan of the Kel-Tec Sub2K (G17) having owned one of the “Plastic Fantastics” with all of the upgrades. I couldn’t wait to sell it to buy the durable Ruger which is a keeper and not a novelty. The Ruger’s versatility accommodates both my G19 and my SR9c very well.

  • Edwin Clements Parrish September 13, 2021, 5:36 am

    WOW! I like it. 👍 I hope it turns out to be reliable, accurate, and affordable. If so, that’s a lot of carbine in a tiny package. Very cool. 😎

  • Michael September 13, 2021, 3:50 am

    Based on the article alone, the MCARBO Kel-Tek SUB2K still sounds like the better option if you need a folding gun in your life.

  • dinger89794 September 11, 2021, 1:28 pm

    I’m liking the idea it’s a 9mm. The AR7/22 combo needs an update. Not so sure about the “swivel” until I see it in practice/my hands.

    • Big Al 45 September 13, 2021, 9:44 am

      Why??? The 9mm is hardly a “survival” round, in fact is is a warfare round and this is a warfare weapon.
      Yes, one must ‘survive’ the ‘revolution’, ‘Zombie apocalypse’ and so on, but to many and myself included a “survival” rifle is geared toward obtaining food, not doing combat.
      A .22lr & .410 /.45 combo is FAR more adept for survival compared to a high cap 9mm weapon.
      Calling this a ‘survival’ firearm is silly, it’s more like an Urban Combat weapon.

  • GMAN September 10, 2021, 8:47 am

    It does not “fold”, it pivots around on it’s axis. What is the point, why not have the stock fold under instead. If you want a folding carbine, go with a Sub 2K.

    • Michael September 13, 2021, 3:52 am

      Ditto

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