Fred Mastison's article on the new Phoenix 9MM: "The Phoenix is a 9mm subgun pistol that is pure POF. The Phoenix is a direct blow-back gun, which eliminates the need for any buffer tube system. It has a monolithic upper that makes mounting optics and any other kit much easier. The upper has a forward-mounted side charging handle and a vertical Picatinny rail at the rear to host a brace or stock should you choose. POF looked at fine details and included an adjustable hand stop and integrated QD sling mounts on the upper."