It looks like Michael Bane was right. It is setting up to be the year of the pistol caliber carbine! KE Arms has taken the wraps off their new KE-9 9mm Glock Magwell Lower.
The KE-9 Billet lower receiver is precision machined in-house from hi-grade 7075 billet master plate to milspec standards making it compatible with most milspec 9mm uppers. Features a broached mag well and milspec 8625 type III, class 2 hard anodized. Ready to be assembled with your choice of lower parts kit.
The KE-9 accepts Glock OEM and aftermarket Glock style magazines. The magazine catch is included and is machined from aluminum billet and hard coat anodized. The ejector is included and is secured with 2 set screws. The bolt catch hole is threaded and and screw for installation is included.
The KE-9 is compatible with most 9mm uppers with mil-spec spacing between the take down pin lugs and 9mm bolts machined to clear through Glock magazine feed lips. Last round bolt hold open is dependent upon the upper used.
More 9mm AR products will be coming from KE Arms in the near future.
I’m going to be buying one of these next week. I’m familiar with KE Arms’ quality, and this looks like one of the best 9mm lowers I’ve seen (I really appreciate the threaded bolt catch hole, solving one of life’s little vicissitudes).
Can’t wait to get one of the FightLite carbines, too.