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The Kimel AP-9[]

The AP-9 is a pistol that was manufactured by A. A. Arms and distributed by Kimel Industries, Inc of Indian Trail, North Carolina. A. A. Arms began manufacturing the AP-9 in the late 1980's and did so until 1994.[1] The AP-9 resembles the TEC-9.

The standard AP-9 has a 5-inch barrel; the AP-9 target began with a 12-inch barrel (Target AP-9), but this was later reduced to 11 inches (AP-9/11 Target); they both have a separate fore end and a fluted barrel. These firearms were banned by most states after the passage of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.[2][3] After the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 a ten-round magazine was introduced. Original magazines included 10-round and 20-round capacities.This firearm had original accessories of a hard plastic case, a nylon case with extra magazine pouches, a forward handle, a flash suppressor and recoil compensator as well as a barrel extension.


Kimel AP-9
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer A. A. Arms
Unit cost $279 MSRP
Produced 1989–1994
Variants Mini AP-9

Target AP-9
AR-9 Carbine

Weight 3 lbs. 7 oz. (1,559 g)
Barrel length

Standard model: 5 in (127 mm) Mini: 3 in (76 mm) Target: 12 in (304 mm) Carbine: 16.5 in (419 mm)

Cartridge 9×19 mm Parabellum
Action Blowback action