Courtesy Magpul / ZEV Technologies®

From Magpul And ZEV Technologies: Folding Defensive Pistol-9 (FDP-9) & Folding Defensive Carbine-9 (FDC-9)


Last year, we announced our partnership with ZEV Technologies to bring to life our folding concept gun that deploys from a simple, storage case form factor into a large-format pistol or short barrel pistol caliber carbine depending on configuration. Our FDP-9 chassis, paired with a proprietary variant of the ZEV OZ9 operating system, forms the Folding Defensive Pistol-9 (FDP-9), and is officially classified and intended to be fired and used as a handgun, which means you will be able to buy it just like any other handgun from an FFL dealer. The Folding Defensive Carbine-9 (FDC-9) will be available as an NFA-classified short barrel rifle including a different rear cover with a buttstock section. If you purchase an FDP-9 pistol, you can convert it to an FDC-9 short barrel rifle by purchasing and installing an accessory buttstock rear cover after filing and receiving an approved form 1. With the regulatory picture clarified, 9x19mm ZEV FDP-9 and FDC-9 are well into tooling and will soon be entering testing. We are targeting early 2023 for a release for sale.


I’ll be one of the first to try and get my hands on one of these when it’s available. Check out more photos and info here.


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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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