Gun Review: Angstadt Arms UDP-9, a pistol-caliber carbine (VIDEO)
By Ben Brown
With an explosion of pistol-caliber carbines hitting the market over the past few years, Angstadt Arms stands out at the forefront with the UDP-9. The design’s pristine fit and finish, familiar controls, and impressive overall performance makes for a desirable package at around $1,400.
Out of the box, the Angstadt UDP-9 has a consistent matte black color and hard-coat anodized finish. The pistol features a 5.5-inch M-Lok rail that’s flush with the upper receiver, which fits tightly with the lower. It’s equipped with an SBA3 brace on a mil-spec buffer tube. Instead of a typical A2 style grip, the gun has a Magpul K2 pistol grip. The K2 has more of a vertical angle that aids the ergonomics of the fire controls. The gun also takes Glock magazines. From muzzle to brace, the UDP-9 measures in at 22 inches and weighs 5 pounds.
Those familiar with AR-15 controls will find the compact gun easy to run fast. Mag changes are a breeze with the over-sized mag release and flared magwell. Recoil is very manageable and what you would expect out of 5-pound pistol chambered in 9mm. While the trigger is nothing to write home about, it’s not bad enough to slow this