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Pistol Review: LWRCI's IC-9 Carbine

The LWRCI IC-9 Carbine, a recent addition to LWRC International’s line-up, has captured our attention at Somarriba with its versatility and robust design, making it a noteworthy addition in the realm of 9mm carbines. This firearm is engineered to meet the demands of modern shooters, providing a reliable, compact, and high-performance option for both professional and recreational use.


At the core of the IC-9 Carbine is LWRCI's commitment to quality and innovation. The IC-9 integrates a short-stroke gas piston system, a flagship feature of LWRCI rifles, which ensures reliable performance and minimal maintenance. This design significantly reduces fouling in the action, a very common issue with direct impingement systems, which goes to significantly enhance the firearm’s longevity and ease of use.

Constructed from high-grade materials, the IC-9 features a Monoforge upper receiver, which provides a seamless and rigid platform. The full-length Picatinny rail on the upper receiver allows for a variety of optics and accessories, offering shooters ample customization options. Additionally, the free-floating M-LOK handguard provides flexibility for mounting tactical accessories while keeping the weight manageable.

The IC-9 Carbine is chambered in 9mm, utilizing a blowback operating system optimized for this caliber. A hugely popular feature, the IC-9 accepts standard Glock-style magazines, which are widely available and provide reliable feeding. This compatibility also adds convenience for users who already own Glock pistols.

With a 16" cold hammer-forged barrel, the IC-9 offers excellent accuracy and a balanced shooting experience. The barrel is treated with a proprietary NiCorr surface conversion, enhancing its durability and resistance to corrosion. Furthermore, the carbine is equipped with an ambidextrous charging handle and controls, ensuring ease of use for both right- and left-handed shooters.

The LWRCI IC-9 Carbine stands out in the crowded 9mm market, blending high-quality construction with innovative features that cater to modern shooting needs. Whether for home defense, tactical applications, or sport shooting, the IC-9 delivers a reliable and adaptable solution.


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