The same goes for AR's in general. There are premium options available for those that want them but they DIY guys can probably do it cheaper to your own specs. It seems to me that the 9mm AR is supplanting the .22 as the non rifle caliber understudy. It makes sense since the difference in the cost of ammo has narrowed so much lately. I'm not currently in the market for a 9mm AR but I can definitely see why they have become such the hot item.Only reasons to care is that it's a Wilson Combat gun, it takes Glock mags, or it's an AR15. Overall, there already cheaper options for the latter reasons. Hence the Sub2k for Glock mags and some custom ARs from Lone Wolf and others. I understand that Wilson Combat makes some great pieces but I question if there is a market for premium 9mm semiauto carbines above $1500 when you can build one for almost half the cost with the parts you want.
Why do you say its not a 9mm AR15? It sure seems like it is to me. I have a SUB2K and I really like it, but I would drop it in a heartbeat for a SIG MPX. The SIG offers training commonality with an AR15 in a more compact package with less recoil than the blow back guns. Its better than a 9mm AR15 and the SUB2K. Its only down fall to me is the price.My point in posting it where I did was to point out the lengths that competitors will go to when somebody else is selling a gun they don't have. The pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) has exploded basically overnight, like it hit everybody all at the same time that 'Hey, that's a great idea!'. So Wilson comes up with this little AR-type carbine that doesn't even come close to being as cool as the SUB 2000. But this is not a 9mm AR15 - it looks similar. This is something different done in the attempt to make a lighter, handier PCC than a regular 9mm AR15. Which of course has already been done with the Kel Tec. Or even the High-Point. By the way, I looked at a High-Point at the gun show Sunday and it is a big, heavy monster compared to the Kel Tec. I think the SUB 2000 and some other KT guns will be considered legendary at some point.