The PDW market continues to grow, despite potential legal challenges to the status of large-format pistol platforms. The new Parkwest Arms PW-P9 combines Mil-spec aluminum components with a host of high-end features aimed at performance.
Parkwest Arms PW-P9
Parkwest Arms, out of Sturgis, South Dakota, builds custom bolt-action rifles and accessories. Now entering the AR market, the PW-P9, at first look, brings some smart choice on components for a unique build. First, the PDW runs on Glock-pattern and universal-style magazines. It also brings versatility via a rear or side charging handle configuration. Unlike some 9mms, the PW-P9 features a hold-open bolt function on the last round of the magazine. Add in an M-LOK forend and flat-top upper, and the pistol offers tremendous functionality.
“I can confidently say our team of engineers, designers and craftsmen are some of the best in the industry,” said Steve Rabackoff, President of Parkwest Arms. “When they came to me with the idea of the PW-P9, I was excited to see what they could come up with. The outcome far exceeded my expectations, I’m overly proud to add this product to our line of other quality firearms.”
Parkwest Arms PW-P9 Configurations & Features
Users can choose from the Standard compact or ultra-compact RTG (Ready to Go) configurations. Variants offer 6- or 4-inch M-LOK handguards. Stabilizing braces range from an SB Tactical SBA4 or Maxim Defense CQB PDW. Barrel lengths range from 5.25 to 7.5 inches. The PW-P9 comes in multiple Cerakote finishes as well. Each pistol features a pistol buffer tube and AR-type controls.
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We haven’t got the chance to put any rounds through the PW-P9 just yet. But the early look suggests a clean, well-built pistol. The Cerakote finishes really add some unique touches, and the build itself checks several boxes for what many look for in a defensive PDW. We hope to get some range time with one real soon.