By: Friedrich Seiltgen

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PTR has been in business for about 15 years and is based in Aynor, South Carolina. They started building roller-delayed blowback weapons using surplus parts, but now they proudly manufacture their parts and rifles in America. PTR manufactures HK clone-type weapons in 9mm, 7.63×39, 7.62×51, and .556 NATO. They vow that every firearm that carries the PTR name is a testament to the trust the roller-delayed system has earned.


Based on the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun and the semi-automatic civilian HK94, the PTR 9R joins several other roller-delayed blowback weapon system clones.

The receiver is a classic HK that’s been powder-coated and Parkerized. Sights are standard HK-type adjustable diopter rear and ghost ring front. There is also a welded 4.5-inch Picatinny rail for optics mounting, and the HK claw mount can also be used.

The furniture features a fixed stock, a polymer pistol grip as part of the lower receiver, and a Mil-Spec M-LOK anodized aluminum handguard.


The bolt carrier features a nitride treatment for durability and is dead-blow weighted with tungsten. While the 9R model is semi-automatic, PTR installs a fully automatic bolt carrier so that you can convert it into a full-auto gun with an NFA-registered auto sear pack. The 16-inch carbine barrel is stress-relieved with a 1:10-inch RH twist.


Type: Semi-Automatic, Roller-Delayed Blowback

Caliber: 9mm

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Sights: Adjustable diopter rear and ghost ring front with welded 4.5-inch Picatinny rail for optics

Barrel Length: 16.2 Inches

Overall Length: 34.5 Inches

Weight: 6.32 Pounds

MSRP: $1,849



I had a chance to fire the PTR 9R at the CANCON Suppressed Weapon Event. It is a quality-made weapon that I would recommend.

It ships with a polymer rifle case with a foam insert, two magazines, a rear sight adjustment tool, a cable lock, and a single-point bungee sling.

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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].