Angstadt Arms’ 9mm PDW, the UDP-9, is available from Omaha Outdoors for those seeking the latest designs in pistol caliber carbines. If you own or carry a 9mm Glock, the UDP-9 is the perfect long gun companion - using the same magazines and ammunition, you’ll save money on training and other costs while maximizing the familiarity you most likely already have with the AR platform.
Angstadt’s newest product is the UDP-9 SBR, a complete weapon offering the controllability of 9mm in a tiny package with minimal muzzle signature compared to rifle caliber SBRs. The upper and lower receivers are billet 7075-T6 and have controls in all the same locations as a full size AR15 or M4, so you’ll be able to pick up a UDP-9 and immediately go to work without changing your training regimen.
If you like the idea of a pistol caliber carbine but want to make it to your own specifications, for example if you’re a police officer who carries a .40 S&W Glock at work and you want a matching AR with your own touches, the 0940 receiver set is perfect for you. Made from the same billet 7075-T6 as the UDP-9 and featuring an incredibly tight fit and available Cerakote finishes in a variety of colors, the 0940 makes the perfect foundation for a custom build.
Compatibility with the LAW Tactical folding stock adapter means the UDP-9 can fit into tiny compartments or spaces simply not possible for a 5.56 AR with a ballistically effective barrel length, although you’ll have to fold the stock into place before firing. And with a Shockwave Blade pistol brace, the UDP-9 or your own version built on the 0940 receiver set meets the legal definition of a pistol while offering far more controllability than any standard pistol.
Whatever your situation, the UDP-9 offers capabilities which are most likely not matched by anything in your current arsenal.