Archon Firearms’ polymer-frame Type B striker-fired 9 mm Luger semi-automatic pistol (formerly known as the Arsenal Firearms Stryk B) has an internal configuration which is quite different from the oft-copied Glock design. Developed in Italy and manufactured in the European Union, the Type B’s barrel is supported by a removable U-shaped cradle pinned to the frame to minimize barrel movement during recoil while allowing for an exceptionally low bore axis. Fresh rounds feed almost directly into the chamber in order to eliminate most of the up-and-over travel of the cartridge as it’s pressed into battery, resulting in improved feed reliability. Other features include a flat-faced trigger, grip mapping frame texture, an integrated beavertail and Glock-compatible sights. archonfirearms.us
Editors’ Picks 2018: Archon Type B Pistol
Just when it seems the firearm industry has exhausted itself by way of striving to keep up with demand for existing models, it’s a pleasant surprise to learn that, behind the scenes, engineers and marketing folks have been working on new offerings that have either been created from whole cloth, are significantly revised or are unfamiliar to the American market.