Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #3

| April 30, 2015 | 1 Comments

I started this blog trying to make rifle-caliber weapons smaller and more convenient to carry. This is feasible, but sometimes you just need something smaller. This week’s Flex Your Guns entries are pistol caliber weapons, and one’s a real rarity.

BerylliumInc‘s MPA 935DMG

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This is technically a “pending” SBR, but the new DMG series from MasterPiece Arms was one of my favorite things at SHOT Show and despite the official statements, the DMGs have been very hard to find. This one is even more rare because it’s a 93, which means it has an 8″ barrel instead of the 930’s 3.5″ barrel. It also comes with a railed handguard.

I also like this one because it’s in my favorite finish that MPA offers: tungsten.

I knew I wanted a 9mm bullpup or pistol that I could eventually turn into an SBR.  So I really vacillated between a Tavor in 9mm, MP5k Clone (POF-5), CZ Scorpion EVO 3, and the MPA930DMG.  I ruled out an AR pistol simply because of the buffer tube and Sig Brace up in the air issues.  The MPA won on several fronts.  First was I watched 2 videos on youtube of the MPA factory tour (Phil is very passionate and it shows – very impressive), Phil also took the time to personally answer my questions and help me create the 935DMG to my liking (especially the longer 8” threaded barrel), the 935DMG was the lowest price of the choices, it is all metal, uses Glock mags, and all American built to boot!

You can see more pictures (of the MPA 935DMG and other cools stuff) in this gallery.

 

FubarFreak’s B&T TP9 SBR

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The TP9 is pretty rare in the US. Steyr sold the rights to B&T in 2001 and some modifications had to be made to bring it to the US. For example, the foregrip was removed and replaced with a rail. As far as I know, the TP9 was only sold as a pistol in the US.

Luckily the stock installed via a single bolt, but I think the stock is also really rare as well. I wonder how much the magazines cost o_O

The TP9 is 11.9″ folded and approximately 20″ with the stock unfolded.

You can see more pictures in this gallery.

Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • At least one photo of your firearm. Send me photos of short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, point defense weapons, SMGs, AR pistols, or any type of firearm that would fit the theme of this blog.
  • Any details about it that you think other readers would find interesting, such as barrel length, important or unusual components, rarity, etc.
  • One reason you love it or hate it.
  • Email photos of your gun to blasters@shortbarrelshepherd.com

Here are the contest details:

  • I will choose the firearms to feature each Thursday by myself.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but once your firearm is featured on a Thursday you can’t submit again for the same contest.
  • Once we hit 10 weeks, the readers (that’s you!) will vote on who wins out of the pre-selected firearms. My own submissions (if any) won’t count.
  • The contest will end on June 18, 2015.
  • Judging will start on June 19, 2015 and close at 11:59PM CDT June 24, 2015.
  • The winner will be notified on June 25, 2015.
  • If your photo is chosen by the community you’ll have five business days to email me a picture of the firearm you submitted plus a piece of paper with your email address written on it. This is very important to make sure the firearm is actually yours. Our friends in law enforcement may enter their unit’s firearms as long as they can provide the evidence linking their email address to their photo.
  • The winner will get their gift card via email, so make sure you send me your photos from a valid email account!

Show us what you’ve got!

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.
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  1. Dave says:

    In reference to the MPA935DMG, I’d like to reiterate that besides the Glock 17 mags, what really separates the 930DMG from say the 930SST is the fully machined aluminum lower and grip. This is a dramatic change over the other MPA Defender series from what I can tell, and is why it has a higher price tag. It should “marry” the uber-reliability of the 930SST with a better grip position. In addition, the butt is pre-drilled/tapped for a folding stock assembly. You can buy just the folding assembly or a full “wire” stock and assembly combo.

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