Your opponents will be gobsmacked by the ARP 9—that is, if you slow down long enough for them to see it. This totally unique CQB carbine is so fast and light, you'll struggle to keep up. The stand out features include a short M-LOK handguard, PDW stock, and 9mm hi-cap magazine. Muzzle velocity is kept high and reliable with a pre-installed MOSFET and ETU that improve trigger response and allow for programmable 3-round burst. A short barrel and crown amplifier ensure that everyone on the battlefield will hear you, even if you're too fast to be seen.
Why choose this gun?
Compact, lightweight frame primed for close quarters combat
Polymer receiver and skeletonized stock keep weight low
Pro tip: CQB (Close Quarters Battle) or CQC (Close Quarters Combat) is a tactical concept that involves engaging combatants in a confined space. As opposed to open field skirmishes, where large powerful rifles are favored, CQB arenas call for compact firearms that provide speed and maneuverability.
This thing is an absolute beast! Very accurate out of the box, and exceptional rate of fire. The 3 round burst is borderline God mode in CQB. The standard magazines will easily fit in pistol magazine pouches, though keep in mind the mags are plastic. Not sure how durable they are to being dropped. The battery compartment is VERY small, so while you "can" put in an 11.1 LiPo, the stock needs to be fully extended and the battery strapped in with multiple zip ties. (I used velcro zip ties and it is secured quite snug).
If you go full fun mode instead of the 3 round burst, expect to have to wind the hi-cap mags CONSTANTLY. As with the 11.1 LiPo you will get on average 21 rounds/second, and the 7.4 LiPo around 17 rounds/sec.
Despite the skeletonized stock there is minimal wobble, and accessing the rotary hop up is quick and easy - pull the charging handle, click and adjust, close the dust cover, and you are good to go! Sometimes though because of the smaller size it can feel odd to get a decent feeling shooting position, so if you are like me (tall with long arms) it can take a while to get used too.