Several years ago, Trailblazer Firearms introduced their LifeCard .22 folding single-shot pistol. This year, Trailblazer has released another transforming firearm, the Pivot 9mm rifle.
The Pivot is a pistol-caliber carbine that rotates between the upper and lower receivers to go from compact storage mode to a full-size rifle.
It’s chambered for 9mm and utilizes Glock 19 magazines. The firearm itself is the same width as a Glock 19 at just 1.15″. Its folded length is just 20.9″ and fully deployed with the stock extended it reaches 29.7″. The barrel is a full 16″ long.
A single magazine is stored onboard, and it’ll hold up to a 27-round mag and still collapse completely. It’ll take any capacity magazine when deployed.
Safety is maintained in the collapsed position by requiring the removal of the magazine and the locking open of the bolt. Additionally, it has ambidextrous safety buttons.
To deploy, the top and bottom rotate in a scissor-like motion. They lock securely together. The whole gun has a refined feel and is machined aluminum and steel with a polymer grip and stock.
The barrel is thread 1/2″-28 and there are front and rear Picatinny rails. M-Lok slots abound. The bolt handle is released like an MP5 with a slap and it does not reciprocate during operation. The action is a straight blowback design.
Production on Trailblazer’s Pivot rifle will begin in March and they are on backorder through May. The MSRP, revised since their initial announcement, is $1,795.
Also, congrats to Trailblazer — they won the “Best Of The Basement” award at SHOT (their booth was in the crowded lower level of the show where most of the booths are).
|ACTION:||Semi-Automatic, Magazine Fed, Direct Blowback|
|MIN. FIRING LENGTH (STOCK COLLAPSED):||26.7″|
|MAX. FIRING LENGTH (STOCK EXTENDED):||29.7″|
|MATERIALS:||Aluminum / Steel / Polymer|
|SAFETY:||Will not fire when closed / Manual Safety|