Pivoting Portability: the Trailblazer Pack9 Functional Form Feature

The Trailblazer Pack9 is a pivoting and folding 9mm PCC from the same company that built the .22 “Lifecard” pistol. Unlike its sub-pocket-sized predecessor, the Pack9 is a rifle chambered in 9mm. 

It still folds up pretty small though.

The new PCC utilizes what Trailblazer Firearms calls “The Pivot” to decrease the weapon’s size and increase portability. 

Pack9 pivoting/folding PCC
The Pack9, a pivoting/folding (meaning both) pistol caliber carbine (PCC).

Trailblazer described the Pack9 in their release: 

Designed to maximize portability, the Pack9 is less than 21” long when folded. A collapsible stock gives the Pack9 a full length of pull when the rifle is unfolded with the stock fully extended.  Weighing approximately 5 lbs., the Pack9 is 5.9” tall and as thin as many modern handguns, with a width of only 1.15”.


The aluminum upper features an integral MILSpec Picatinny rail that is optics ready. A second magazine stores securely in the glass-filled nylon stock. The 16” button-rifled, threaded steel barrel with a 1/10-inch twist comes standard. 

Aaron Voigt, president founder of Trailblazer Firearms explains, 

In 2010, I came up with the crazy idea to fit a pistol in a candy tin, and that same innovative spirit that brought you the LifeCard now brings you the Pack9. We believe the years of work poured into the Pack9 have resulted in a 9mm rifle at the intersection of design, innovation, performance, and survival.

Trailblazer Pack-9 PCC

The Trailblazer Firearms Pack9

Watch their virtual launch below. 

Locking the Pack9 in place
Pivoting the Pack9 and locking it in place.

Trailblazer Pack9 Pistol Caliber Carbine

The Pack9 is a folding, semi-automatic 9mm rifle designed to collapse in a unique way, maximizing portability when folded and function when unfolded. 

  • 20.9 in. long (folded)
  • Full 16 in. threaded barrel +extendable stock
  • Uses GLOCK compatible magazines
The Trailblazer Pack 9 pivots and collapses.,
The Trailblazer Pack 9 pivots and collapses. Probably more than it “folds”, though we won’t quibble.
  • Extra magazine storage in stock
  • Built-in safety features
  • Made in the USA

The Trailblazer Firearms Pack9


CALIBER: 9×19 mm
ACTION: Semi-Automatic, Magazine Fed, Direct Blowback
HEIGHT: 5.9″
WEIGHT: 5 lbs.
MATERIALS: Aluminum / Steel / Polymer
FINISH: Corrosion Resistant
SAFETY: Will not fire when closed / Manual Safety

Trailblazer Pack9 PCC

U.S. Patent No. US9021734B2


Pack9 Virtual Launch

The Trailblazer Firearms Pack9

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