By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023


In every field of human endeavor, a select group of individuals is credited for making such significant contributions that they become synonymous with their achievements. In firearms development, one name that must be included on that honored roster is Benjamin Tyler Henry—his invention: The Henry Rifle.

Mr. Henry conceived the first practical lever action repeating rifle patented in 1860. The Henry gave a single man the firepower of a dozen marksmen armed with muzzle-loading muskets.

America was engulfed in the searing flames of the Civil War, and the first Henry rifles were in the hands of Union soldiers by mid-1862.

The Henry rifle would play a significant, if not dominant, role in the frontier days of the American West. It would soon become one of the most legendary, respected, and sought-after rifles in the history of firearms. A contemporary rifle collection isn’t complete without one.

Henry Repeating Arms, one of America’s leading firearm manufacturers, announced today the Homesteader 9mm, a feature-packed semi-automatic 9mm carbine cloaked in the gunmaker’s heritage design language built to meet the needs of property owners and weekend range visitors alike. – Henry Repeating Arms Press Release.


The Homesteader 9mm boasts premium materials and an adaptable feature set to provide effortless versatility for various roles, including home defense, protecting livestock from the predators that threaten them, and as a fun, approachable firearm for the shooting range using ammunition both widely available and affordable. To provide compatibility for the most common magazine patterns, the Homesteader 9mm utilizes removable magazine well adapters to accept Glock®, SIG Sauer®, or Smith & Wesson® M&P® style magazines, in addition to the included 5-round and 10-round Henry 9mm magazines.


  • A deeply blued steel ½ X 28 threaded barrel for suppressor use.
  • Centrally located controls that will appeal to right- and left-handed users.
  • Compact size and lightweight frame provide maneuverability for close quarters and make storage easier.
  • Intuitive, fast target acquisition is achieved with fully adjustable sights.
  • A reciprocating mass inside the forearm to counteract recoil.
  • Non-slip leather-like texturing on genuine American walnut furniture with a matte sealant on the wood.
  • Hard anodizing on the aluminum receiver.


Type: Semi-Automatic Blowback

Caliber: 9MM Luger

Magazine capacity: Varies depending on the type of magazine. Anywhere from 5-round Henry       Magazine to 33 rounds using Glock magazines.

Sights: adjustable full aperture rear sight and screw-on front post sight.

Barrel Length: 16.37 Inches

Overall Length: 35.75 Inches

Weight: 6.6 Pounds

MSRP: $928 for the Henry magazine version, $959 for an additional magazine well version.



The ability to use magazines from today’s most popular handguns is nothing short of genius. Why wouldn’t you want that option? Craftsmen who pride themselves in their work make Henry firearms in America.

Get over to your Henry dealer and check out this carbine!

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Off Grid, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].