A.A. Arms Kimel AP-9 AP9 9mm 3” Semi-Auto Pistol TEC-9 w/ 20rd Magazine

SOLD FOR: $805

WOA#: WY230115AS020

Our Assessment: The A.A. Arms AP9 is a semi-automatic pistol that was manufactured by A.A. Arms in the 1990s. The gun was designed by Alfredo K. Keller, who was also responsible for the design of the Tec-9 pistol.

The AP9 was first introduced in 1992 as a successor to the Tec-9. The gun was marketed as a personal defense weapon and was designed to be reliable, lightweight, and easy to use. Like the Tec-9, the AP9 had a rectangular-shaped frame and tubular receiver.

The AP9 was available in several models, including the Mini, the Target, and the Standard. The Mini had a shorter barrel and was designed for concealed carry, while the Target had a longer barrel and adjustable sights for improved accuracy. The Standard model had a medium-length barrel and was intended for general use.

The AP9 was controversial due to its association with crime and violence. It became popular with criminals and gang members which led to several states and municipalities enacting bans on the gun, and it was eventually discontinued by A.A. Arms in the early 2000s.

Despite its controversial history, the AP9 has gained a cult following among gun enthusiasts and collectors. The gun’s distinctive design and association with the Tec-9 have made it a sought-after item among collectors of firearms from the 1990s.  Please see specs below of this collectable AP-9 and good luck on your bid!

Make: A.A. Arms, Kimel Industries

Model: AP-9

Serial Number: 058974

Year of Manufacture: 1992-94

Caliber: 9mm Luger

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Blowback operation

Markings: Left side magazine well marked with “MOD. AP9 CAL. 9MM LUGER PAT. PEND.” Marked on left side, in front of safety selector “A.A. Arms INC. MINT HILL, N.C.” and also marked “SAFE” and “FIRE” with white and red dots.  Right side of the frame bears SN “058974” and the right side of the magazine well is marked with “WARNING READ MANUAL THOROUGHLY”.

Barrel Length: 4.75”

Sights / Optics:  Rear iron sight with adjustable front hooded post sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is checkered black polymer integral to the polymer frame with minimal to no visible wear. The grip and frame rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 20rd magazine in Good Condition the leading edges are sharp, the spring is strong, there is light amounts of corrosion on the magazine.

Type of Finish:  Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. The firearm will need a thorough cleaning. The barrel has some finish loss around the muzzle.  There is slight operational wear.  There are some light scratches on the receiver.  Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions properly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Total of one magazine

A.A. Arms Kimel AP-9 AP9 9mm 3” Semi-Auto Pistol TEC-9 w/ 20rd Magazine
A.A. Arms Kimel AP-9 AP9 9mm 3” Semi-Auto Pistol TEC-9 w/ 20rd Magazine