The Magpul Folding Pocket Gun is here. Well, an Airsoft version is anyway.
Magpul made a big splash a few years ago when they introduced the Folding Pocket Gun (aka FMG9) concept machine pistol. The idea was they took a Glock and built it into a folding machine pistol, complete with a removable carry handle and white light. The whole thing would fold up and fit into your pack pocket. I thought building a retractable leash into the unit was the way to go, but that was probably destined for a version 2 model.
The video of the product demo made the rounds on the Internet and everybody wanted one. Unfortunately, the real thing is still just a prototype. What – you haven’t seen the famous FMG9 video from MilSpec Monkey? Well, I am glad I decided to post it here for your review:
Now Magpul is selling the same gun as an Airsoft gun. The Magpul PTS Folding Pocket Gun is actually a conversion kit made of polymer that fits airsoft KSC/KWA G18C slide assemblies, and can use G17/G18C magazines. It is available in black.
Sure, the airsoft version isn’t as good for repelling zombie hordes when walking the dog as the real Magpul FMG-9 would be, but at least you can buy the airsoft gun. The FMG-9 was a prototype only that the company designed more for publicity than as an actual going-to-market product. If the United States didn’t have laws that turned a pistol into a short barrel rifle simply by adding a stock to it, something like this would be a viable consumer product. As it is, it would require a federal tax stamp. Heaven help you if you wanted an auto-sear on that thing.
The expected ship date is February 2010. MSRP is $225. You may not be able to have the real thing, but this is the next closest thing.