CARB-9 Select Icon
Type Light
Sub-Type Submachine Gun
Damage 22
Rate of Fire 0.066
Accuracy Stand 2.5
Crouch 2.3
Sight 2.2
Reload Speed 1.947
Equip Speed 0.297
Ammo Clip/Max 30/150/180

The CARB-9 is a Submachine Gun in Brink.


The CARB-9 is a popular choice among players due to its high damage. An average magazine size, quick equip speed and a relatively low maximum bullet spread makes it an excellent rapid offense weapon.

Despite having an in-game accuracy rating similar to the Galactic, it's actually more comparible to the highly inaccurate Tampa. It also has the worst stability of all the submachine guns.






Fallout SkinsEdit

There is a 'Vault 101' (Security) and a 'FNV Vault Boy' (Resistance) skin which are only available by pre-ordering the Fallout Pack. They do not affect the CARB-9's statistics in any way.

Player NotesEdit

  • Equipping a Drum Magazine makes it function as an effective substitute for Machine Guns, as its damage is comparable with both the Chinzor and Gotlung.
    • Adding stability improving Attachments like a Front Grip and Muzzle Brakes further enhances this behaviour by decreasing recoil.
    • The primary downside with equipping a drum magazine to the CARB-9 is that it will further reduce the gun's accuracy, limiting most of its effectiveness outside of close ranges.
  • The CARB-9's balance of damage and rate of fire make it useful for holding choke points, particularly where stopping Nechayev or the Hostage are concerned.
  • The bayonet is not recommended for the CARB-9 as it will further reduce the gun's stability, something the weapon sorely lacks by default.
  • While you cannot use two of any gun at the same time, the Fallout Skin version of the CARB-9 (as well as the DOOM Skin version of the Bulpdaun) counts as a separate gun from the regular version. As a result, it is actually possible to equip two CARB-9s - one Fallout skinned and one normal.
  • Because of its high damage, it is used as a spraying weapon a lot. Adding a duct taped mag helps because if you spray, you need very constant reload. The faster reload helps.
  • The CARB-9 is the most used weapon in high-level competition for two reasons . At first , the light body type is always used , and and the second reason is because the CARB-9 is the most balanced weapon between accuracy and damage .


  • It appears to be based on the Kel-Tec PLR-16, which is based on the AR-15 Carbine. The stock appears to be from another weapon made by the same manufacturer, the Kel-Tec SU-16B .
    • It more accurately resembles the Kel-Tec SU-22, a .22LR version of the same gun.
  • The name CARB-9 is a reference to the word carbine, a type of firearm that has a shorter barrel than its original counterpart.


Handguns Pistols Kalt · Tokmak · Sea Eagle
Machine Pistols Belgo
Revolvers Ritchie
Light Light Rifles Drognav · Barnett
Submachine Guns Kross · Galactic · Bulpdaun · CARB-9 · Tampa
Medium Assault Rifles Gerund · Euston · Rhett · Rokstedi · FRKN-3K
Grenade Launchers Lobster
Shotguns Mossington
Heavy Grenade Launchers EZ-Nade
Machine Guns Maximus · Chinzor · Gotlung
Shotguns Hjammerdeim