Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) has a new lever action 9mm carbine, the Tombstone. This is a bit of a departure from the traditionally high-end AR-15 company. Most of their stuff is pretty serious in nature, hard use tools for extreme situations. The Tombstone, on the other hand, is purely for fun.

POF had a special Tombstone on hand at the show but all models come with the single-stage flat trigger and Magpul oversized, short-throw lever. (Photo: Don Summers/


The Tombstone is a modern take on a traditional lever-action carbine. There have been a few ‘tactical’ lever actions released over the last few years. It’s all the rage now. I get it, I want one. There is just something about a lever action that is satisfying to use.

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That magazine is proprietary, but its also the thing that makes this lever gun unique. (Photo: Don Summers/

POF’s version has one unique element. Almost all other lever-actions keep the traditional tube fed design. The Tombstone uses more modern stick magazines. I hate tube fed rifles, I find loading them slow and unloading them cumbersome. The Tombstone solves all these problems by giving the gun a more modern feel and function. I just want to slap in a magazine and go. The magazine is proprietary, but is reported to be around $30 for a 35-rounder.

The muzzle device is sure to help tame what little recoil would be produced. (Photo: Don Summers/

The PCC is lightweight with a free-floated barrel and a good, single-stage flat trigger. The forend has both M-LOK and Picatinny rails. There are integrated XS Ghost Ring sights and a removable muzzle brake. The threads are standard to accept your personal 9mm suppressor if you have one. It also comes with a Magpul stock and an oversized short-throw lever, which is a nice touch. The hammer has a half-cock safety position, and the safety is cross-bolt style. MSRP starts at $1,962.

Sure, there isn't much of a practical use and it takes proprietary mags, but just hold one these in your hands and try not to smile. (Photo: Don Summers/
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