Pre-Ordered: Arsenal Stryk B 9mm!
Ever since I laid eyes on the Arsenal Strike One, I was in love. The Italian manufactured, Russian Special Forces pistol just screamed “Comrade, you must purchase me”.
But I didn’t. I should have. But I didn’t. The Strike One is about the length of a Glock 17 (possibly L) and that doesn’t help me out for carrying.
So I waited and have been following the development of the new (many iterations) of the also new Arsenal Firearms USA, Stryk B. It is officially a go, so I had to make sure I got one right? Right? Hell yeah I’m right.
Rain 6 is currently taking pre-orders on the Stryk B for $75. To guarantee I got one it was a no-brainer “shut up and take my money” situation. I ordered with the option of Trijicon night sights as well.
To get you started, watch this:
Now this video is from last November, so a few things have changed. Amazingly, no one on YouTube could manage to film a video from this year’s SHOT Show longer than 4 minutes and they all show the exact same thing… Industry guy taking the damn thing apart. That’s it. No industry day footage. Shameful.
What we do find out though is that the Stryk B has the official lowest bore axis of any pistol on the market. I’m adding the caveat here of any “semi-auto pistol” simply because I know there is one fanboy out there of the ridiculous Chiappa Rhino revolver who will give me shit.
That is pretty cool. Getting the barrel lower in your hand will really help reduce barrel lift and decrease recoil.
Here’s another video from the guys at TFB (The Firearm Blog). They tend to do things really right, but still, it’s a short video. I’m guessing they will have access to the gun prior to it’s official release and do a much more in-depth review, which I can’t wait for.
It sounds like the gun is going to ship with 3 x 15 round magazines which is great. Not sure about a holster or other accessories though. In the first video, they do mention that holsters will be available.
Probably the best thing about this pistol is that this is a collaboration. Arsenal teamed up with Salient to produce this puppy. If you follow the Glock market at all, you will know that Salient creates some of the greatest high end Glocks in the world. For them to have anything to do with getting the Stryk B to market is an added bonus, double plus good, girl of your dreams asking you out, kind of thing. I’ll never give up my G19, but it will probably get left at home. Except for range days of course.
I know I am putting a lot of faith in something I don’t even have my hands on yet, but, I have been following the development of this pistol for a year now and everything I have read, heard and seen means this badboy is going to be a market changer.
Here’s the specs as they stand right now:
- Industry’s lowest bore axis at approx. 12mm.
- Excpetional ergonomics
- 4.29″ in-line barrel STRYK B
- 15 + 1 Rds. Mag Capacity STRYK B
- Magazines Included: Three 15rd magazines
- Caliber: 9mm (9x19mm)
- Picatinny rails
- Dovetailed for Glock Sights
- Anticipated launch April ’17 STRYK B
- STRYK B with Fiber Optic front sight, cost $779.95
- STRYK B with Trijicon Front Sight, cost $799.95
- Made in Germany
I’ll add updates as I hear more and know more about the delivery date. Give me your thoughts on the Stryk B. I’d love some outside of my head opinions.