Guns The Nomad 9 G19 Lower Chad McBroom January 22, 2019 Nomad Defense made their SHOT Show debut last year with their Nomad 9, a G19 frame that was still in the pre-production concept phase. Nomad has returned with what is no longer a concept, but a reality. After months of testing and re-engineering, the Nomad 9 is now available to the public. In their quest to design a pistol platform that addresses many of the shortcomings found in production handguns, Nomad developed an aftermarket frame that offers many enhancements that bring the G19 to the next level. Nomad 9 Stripped Frame The Nomad 9 features a rock-grip texture on the gripping portions of the frame, forward thumb ledges for better control, a contoured grip for added comfort, an enlarged trigger guard for optimized use with gloves, a mag-release cutout, an extended beavertail, interchangeable backstraps for custom fitting, a Mil-STD 1913 accessory rail, a flared mag well for faster reloads, a slide stop guard, and a single-pin locking block (Gen5) layout. All this comes in a proprietary blended polymer package that ensures enhanced rigidity and high impact strength. Custom Build on the Nomad 9 Frame The Nomad 9 is sold as a stripped frame and is compatible with factory or aftermarket Glock 19 Gen4 parts (the Gen5 locking block being the exception). The frame comes with three backstraps, a trigger housing retention pin, and a backstrap retention pin. The Nomad 9 can be purchased through Rainier Arms for $200, but since it is a functional lower, buyers will need to complete the transfer through an FFL dealer. Nomad Defense also revealed some additional products that are still in the pre-production phase. The new Nomad 9 magwell flare is a machined steel component, making it heavier and more durable than the aluminum magwells that dominate the add-on market. There are two styles that will be available, a smaller one tailored for concealed carry, and a larger one geared toward competitive applications. Each version will come in three different sizes to fit each of the three Nomad 9 backstrap options. Nomad Defense Magwell Flare Nomad also has their own spin on a Glock takedown tool in the works. Molded in a high-strength, black nylon material, this new tool functions as a pin punch for weapon disassembly, a wrench for tightening red-dot screws, and a bottle opener for post-maintenance refreshments. The tool can be conveniently attached to a keyring so it’s always handy. Nomad Defense Takedown Tool For more information about the Nomad 9 and other related products, visit the Nomad Defense website. Explore RECOILweb:Lessons from the LMS Defense Low Light CourseHogue EX-F02 Fixed Blade: Now in Tumbled FinishShotLock AR Solo-Vault: Home Defense Ready? Maybe.PDW's New Merino A.G. Watch Cap NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!