Have you ever looked at your Glock and thought “boy, this sure would be better if it had a 16 inch barrel and was a bullpup rifle?” No? That’s okay, because if you ever do have that thought, now you can make it happen. Enter the META Tactical APEX-Series Carbine Conversion Kit.
Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC): So Hot Right Now
Thanks in no small part to competition shooting (and also a bit of John Wick), PCCs are enjoying a real hot streak. The most popular platforms are definitely AR variants like the Aero EPC-9, but there’s plenty of room in the pond. However, there is a real shortage of PCCs for bullpup enthusiasts. In fact, there’s pretty much the Tavor in 9mm and…that’s it. Well, that was it, because at SHOT Show 2022 the META Tactical APEX-Series Carbine Conversion Kit hit. Technically, this isn’t even a firearm, it’s just a kit that you can have shipped to your front door.
What Exactly is the META Tactical APEX-Series Carbine Conversion Kit?
It’s exactly that: a carbine conversion kit for your existing Glock-style pistol. The press release lays it out in pretty good detail:
Designed to work with the most popular pistols used with conversion kits, the APEX-Series CCK is compatible with most Glock, Smith & Wesson and P80 handguns, is available in four colors (Black, Stealth Grey, OD Green and Flat Dark Earth) and will retail for $599.99. It’s bullpup-style configuration gives you all the accuracy of a traditional rifle without the length and displaces the handgun’s recoil from the hands and arms to the shoulder and makes the conversion easy. Simply swap out your barrel with the 16” barrel included in the conversion kit and then slide your handgun into the chassis through the hinged stock allowing you to quickly close the door and automatically lock the gun into firing position.
The kit will be 50 state legal, but have an overall length similar to an NFA controlled short barreled rifle. It’s available for pre-order on Meta’s website right now.