This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
After years of rumors and speculation, roller-delayed carbine fans can breathe a sigh of relief: PTR is finally announcing the release and consumer availability of the PTR 9C and PTR 9CT. The Aynor, South Carolina team spent years perfecting the design of the new gun that is built true to the original intended design. And it shows: the build quality is extremely solid and refined, with subtile tweaks that make it uniquely PTR. The package will ship in a marked hard sided case, two magazines a single point sling and a sight adjustment tool. The best part? Mass production starts this week, with delivery to distributors only a few short weeks away.
TFB spent several hours with the PTR team, including the CEO Stephen Farkas. Together they have made a massive investment in the rebirth and refacing of the PTR brand. Working closely with local and county government, an Aynor area trade school and a dedicated workforce, they are transforming the company into a real powerhouse with a focus on systemic quality assurance from start to finish. All this is to say that the PTR 9C and PTR 9CT is being released now because it has been tested and proven to perform as advertised.
Of course, the logical questions remain: can we expect additional models and configurations? The answer is yes, but the PTR team is playing it close to the chest. Right now they are focused are bringing a high quality product to market at a value price point.
We’d like to thank PTR for the invitation to be a part of their highly anticipated release, the Green Valley Range for hosting the trigger time and to the undisclosed location for their hospitality and expertise. We will be on the convention room floor tomorrow for a follow up with PTR. Let us know if you have any additional questions and we will do our best to get them answered.
Details and specifications can be found below.
Introducing the 9mm PTR 9C and 9CT family of pistols. Each model sports an 8.86′ 3-lug barrel, M-LOK handguard, diopter sight and a precision-welded optics rail allowing the shooter to easily add accessories. Firearms ship in a fitted briefcase with 2x magazines, a sight-adjustment tool and a single point sling.
- Caliber: 9×19
- Operating System: Roller-Delayed Blowback
- Action: Semi-Automatic
- Barrel: 8.86″, 3-lugg
- Twist: 1/1
- Weight: 5.05lbs
- Trigger Pull: 9-10lbs
- Magazine: 30-round
- Welded top rail for optic mounting
- Paddle Style Mag Release
- MSRP: $1899