Black Rain Ordnance’s new PG9 brings a new level of performance to law enforcement officers. In the upcoming July 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author D.K. Pridgen puts it to the test.

Pridgen writes, “When a law enforcement agency wants to upgrade or acquire patrol carbines, the first option is usually ‘the low bid,’ which kicks the newer, less basic carbines to the curb. Fortunately, most agencies have learned how to play the game when they really want a piece of equipment they feel is superior. This can open up the field to include new and old names in the industry. One of those newer names is Black Rain Ordnance, out of Neosho, Missouri, where it has been in the AR business since 2009. Now, 2009 is pretty recent for the birth of a manufacturing company, but it’s certainly long in the history of a manufacturing company that approached its objective with guidelines and perhaps a vision already in place before the first machine cut metal.

“Black Rain Ordnance states, ‘From the beginning, we acquired the best machinists to manufacture the finest receivers possible. Our design team created a unique look and feel, with features that all shooters can appreciate, as well as including the use of the best materials available. We strive to use only American metal—it is important to us to ensure that all products carrying our Bio-Hazard logo are made in America by American workers.’ With guidelines like these, it is easy to see how Black Rain could have made such strides in a short five years. It looks like Black Rain Ordnance is showing no sign of going away or ceasing to innovate. I was recently lucky enough to test Black Rain’s 5.56mm PG9 carbine to try out its products for myself.”

To learn more, check out the July 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, available on newsstands and digitally April 8, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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