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Convert your standard mil spec AR 15, M4, M16 lower assembly to use 9mm and .40 S&W Glock Magazines!  The Mag-AD series adapters install in seconds.  Boasting a last round hold open feature making them a breakthrough product and a must-have for law enforcement and civilian gun enthusiasts alike.

The Stern Mag-AD9 series adapters are made of aircraft grade aluminum, lightweight with ergonomic design.   

Note: These adapters require the use of a 9mm or 40S&W barrel, "depending on chosen caliber" and a Glock cut bolt.


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Technical Information:

⦁    Made in the U.S.A.

⦁    Constructed from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum.

⦁    4140 NiB coated feed ramp.

⦁    Hard coat anodized type 3.

⦁    Sturdy Construction.

⦁    Ergonomic mag release.

⦁    Works with all generations of Glock magazines.

⦁    Works with any mil spec ar15 lower receiver.

⦁     All gun components besides the Bolt and Barrel remain stock

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  • 5
    Very pleased with fit and operation. A++++++

    Posted by Donnell Mitchem on Sep 27th 2019

    Being ex-law enforcement, we strive to find the best products on the market for our customers . A large majority of them are current LEO, Military and EMS so it is a huge pride thing for us to be able to build and mod their platforms. Don't think we aren't concerned about our other civilian customers; that would be an outright lie. Every build, every mod leaves our hands as if we were going back in harms way with it. We buy and test products before we ever offer them for sale to make sure we offer the best parts available. If they can handle what we do to them, then you should never have a problem. Upon testing, we are very pleased to announce we will be stocking these in our shop. The fit and funtion is far superior over anything else I have seen of its kind. Add the fact that they have several magazine platforms to choose from; it is going to make building your dream AR a reality. Thank you.

  • 5
    Very Pleased, No Issues, Very well made

    Posted by Jean-Luc Calouro on Sep 20th 2019

    First time to the range with no malfunctions at all. This is very well made and install was very easy.

  • 5
    Stern Defense AD9

    Posted by Phillip Davis on Sep 9th 2019

    I was skeptical at first but after using the AD9 it works flawlessly. it gives me the capability of using one lower for multiple calibers. Thank you Stern Defense for making a great product.

  • 5
    Best on the market!

    Posted by Ben on Aug 22nd 2019

    I've spent hours online researching who make the best adapter.. These guys and girls are the best!!! Well made, and very,very good customer service! I couldn't be happier!

  • 5
    AR 9MM conversion

    Posted by Steven Walker on Jul 27th 2019

    This worked great with my PSA lower and 9MM upper. Only 1 jam out of 100 rounds but appeared to be due to the magazine I was using. I would recommend!!

  • 5

    Posted by Timothy Stone on Jul 19th 2019

    This item is well made and works exactly as advertised. A lot of thought , engineering and craftmanship was applied in building this adapter. There are other adapters out there but looks , function, fit and finish can't hold a candle to the Stern Defense Mag adapters. I have 9mm and 45 ACP. Love them both.

  • 5
    AR 15 Glock 9mm magazine adapter

    Posted by Huey Nguyen on Jul 18th 2019

    Product is built reliable with easy installation. Very sturdy and high quality product.

  • 5
    AD9 magwell adapter

    Posted by Casey on Jun 24th 2019

    Shut-up and take my money! This was hands down one the greatest inventions for magazine adapters. It's rock solid, easy to install, and ran flawlessly.

  • 5

    Posted by Eric N Costello on May 13th 2019

    excellent item well done guys you beat the competition