Magpul Folding Pocket Gun

magpul_fcp_01aThe 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.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

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