Extar USA announces the EP45!

Firearms innovator Extar USA has taken their popular EP9 platform to the next level with a highly anticipated .45 ACP version, the EP45!

At the request of consumers, Extar kept the same ultra-compact and lightweight design. The EP45 is fed from Glock-pattern pistol magazines and, thanks to Extar’s unique blowback system, shoots as smoothly as the 9mm does; leaving other direct blowback designs in the dust and challenging some of the best delayed blowback options.

Another Extar achievement with the EP45 was designing a large format .45 ACP pistol that could be useful as more than just a scope toy.

The EP45 works with hollow points!

A long known struggle for many firearms chambered in .45 ACP has been with hollow points. The problem stems from a shorter overall loaded length and the lack of a rounded tip to aid in feeding.

Extar USA’s Dynamic Feed Control System addresses this problem with a unique system that can execute most non-conventional and hollow point projectile designs; turning the EP45 from a range weapon into the perfect home or vehicle defense tool, but taking advantage of the 45’s naturally efficient energy transfer. Thanks to the 6.5″ barrel, users will find that with loads Properly matched, the EP45 can generate substantial muzzle energy!


  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Barrel Length: 6.5″
  • Barrel Thread: 5/8-24″
  • Capacity: Up to 30
  • Magazine: Glock G21 Magazine Compatible – Glock brand 13th magazine included (10th for restricted states)
  • Overall Length: 23.8″
  • Overall Height: 7.9″
  • Overall Width: 2″
  • Weight (unloaded): 4 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Weight (with empty magazine): 4 lbs. 11.2 ounces
  • Bolt and Barrel Finish: BLACK NITRIDE+
  • Trigger Action: Single Stage
  • Charging Handle – Left Side, Alternate
  • Receiver Extension: Includes protective EP gun cover. Compatible with our Extar stabilizer and SB Tactical SB-Mini, SBL, SBM4, SOB, SBX-K or SBV braces. Adding a clamp can cause the pistol to drop under the NFA.

As with all Extar USA products, the price is kept to a minimum through direct-to-consumer sales. Adjustable receiver extension is available in ExtarUSA.com

About USA: Since 1995, the people behind Extar USA have been redefining the possibilities in the firearms industry. Innovations like the first sets of rifle-caliber polymer receivers, the first stay-open Glock-style magazine last-round bolt for self-defense weapons, and advanced recoil-absorbing technologies are Extar USA’s pedigree. Today, Extar’s mission is to provide lightweight, fun, and reliable firearms at a price American workers can afford.