It goes without saying that the AR-15 and its many variants have taken the American shooting world by storm. These rifles are so popular, in fact, that many companies have begun to offer “stock-less” versions that can be considered pistols—offering much more capacity and power than a typical handgun. But the tactical handgun market doesn’t stop there.
Read on to learn more about some of the market’s newest tactical pistols, from megapistols to 1911s and everything in between.
ArmaLite should be known to all AR fans as the originator of the design and the home of Eugene Stoner, who invented the platform. Now the company has launched yet another innovation with the first .308-chambered AR pistol. The AR-10 pistol features a 13.5-inch barrel, an ambidextrous charging handle, a two-stage precision trigger and a Law Tactical folding pistol buffer tube equipped with an SB-15 stabilizing brace.
For more information, visit armalite.com or call 800-336-0184.
American Tactical (ATI) already made a splash this past year with its polymer/steel Omni Hybrid lower receiver, which, used on the company’s AR carbine, delivered value and quality. Now ATI has introduced a pistol version with a 7-inch barrel and a quad-rail handguard. The company is also producing a new matching polymer upper receiver for the AR platform.
For more information, visit americantactical.us or call 800-290-0065.
Grand Power P1
Eagle Imports is already well established for bringing in the popular Bersa pistols from Argentina, but now the company has expanded its lineup by offering the new P1 from Grand Power, a manufacturer in Slovakia. This full-sized, high-capacity 9mm features a traditional DA/SA design with an advanced polymer frame and fully ambidextrous controls.
For more information, visit grandpowerusa.com or call 732-493-0302.
A classic name that should be known to any fan of classic American arms, the new line of 1911s from Inland Manufacturing offers shooters two great choices. The first is a newly made 1911A1-pattern pistol that offers shooters a reasonably priced recreation of this World War II classic. For those looking for something a little more modern, the company is also offering a variant with just about every practical upgrade you could want on a 1911 carry gun.
For more information, visit mkssupply.com or call 877-425-4867.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX
Big-bore pistol fans are sure to be pleased with the new Desert Eagle from Magnum Research. The Mark XIX is the latest iteration of this iconic pistol. Chambered in the massive .50 AE cartridge, the pistol features stainless steel constriction, a 6-inch barrel with an integral muzzle brake and an accessory rail.
For more information, visit magnumresearch.com or call 508-635-4273.
Windham Weaponry RP11SFS-7
Windham Weaponry is stepping up to answer the call for the growing popularity of AR pistols with its own new design, the RP11SFS-7. The pistol features a full-length Picatinny rail on top with a KeyMod handguard and a chrome-lined, 11.5-inch, heavy barrel. The pistol buffer tube includes a foam sleeve for comfort.
For more information, visit windhamweaponry.com or call 855-808-1888.
WMD Model 11.1
The folks at WMD are experts at coating firearms with the most advanced finishes and treatments, and the company has also been producing firearms featuring these finishes. The latest example of this is the new Model 11.1 pistol. This full-sized 1911 features an accessory rail, an ambidextrous safety and is fully coated in NiB-X nickel-boron. It is available in five different styles with different colors and grips.
For more information, visit wmdguns.com or call 772-324-9915.