First Look: UTAS UT9-M 9mm Pistol

An AR-pattern pistol that uses many standard accessories.

posted on March 15, 2022
UTAS UT9-M 9mm pistol

New from UTAS is the UT9-M, a semi-automatic pistol that is chambered in 9 mm. The pistol has a 6-inch barrel and upper receiver that is topped with a full length section of Picatinny rail for mounting optics or other accessories. The controls of the pistol will be immediately familiar to anyone who uses an AR-pattern firearm, with the safety and magazine release located right where they would be on a full-size rifle.

The UT9-M ships without a buffer tube, so it is only 14 inches long. It is compatible with AR-15 pattern buffer tubes, allows you to mount the brace of your choice to the back of the gun or a stock to turn it into a short-barreled rifle.  to its lack of a buffer tube, the UTAS UT9-M is only 14 inches long. It can be upgraded with AR-style buffer tubes for mounting braces or stocks as a short-barreled rifle. The UT9-M accepts Glock-pattern magazines and ships with one 33 round magazine.

The pistol uses stainless steel small parts and has an improved low mass bolt as well as internal springs specifically designed for long-life. The pistol is available in ten different colors: Black, FDE, OD Green, Tungsten, Burnt Bronze, Prison Pink, Green Camo, Rustic or US Flag.

UTAS UT9-M 9mm Specifications

Barrel length: 6 inches
Barrel Twist: 1:10-inch
Caliber: 9 mm
Overall Length (min/max): 14 inches without compensator / 15 inches with compensator
Weight (without optics): 4.6 pounds
Operation: Blowback, Closed bolt
Trigger Pull Weight: 5.5 pounds
Fire Selector: Safe, Semi-Automatic
Magazine Compatibility: Glock-style 9 mm magazines.
Available Colors: Black, FDE, OD Green, Tungsten, Burnt Bronze, Prison Pink, Green Camo, Rustic, US Flag

MSRP for the UTAS 9mm pistol starts at $850, and more information on this gun or other products from UTAS, please visit  


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