Watch our American Rifleman range video above to see the new Savage Arms Stance in action.
Savage Arms made it known several years ago that it planned to be a well-rounded firearm manufacturer with product lines in every major segment of the market, a step it took with the introduction of the Renegauge several years ago. Now, the company is officially back in the handgun market with the Stance, a purpose-built subcompact pistol chambered in 9 mm Luger.
The Stance is built around a stainless-steel, serialized chassis paired with a well-textured polymer grip frame and a lightened slide with generous serrations fore and aft. The model we received included a highly visible pair of tritium-illuminated night sights, as well as bilateral manual-safety levers, magazine-release buttons and slide-stop levers. Savage also produces a model of the Stance without a manual safety.
Interchangeable backstraps are included with the gun and are held into the grip frame by way of a single roll pin, making it easy to change out the backstraps for different hand sizes. The gun is built with a stainless-steel barrel measuring 3.2" long, and the grip angle is designed with an 18-degree angle that offers a natural point of aim.
Each Savage Arms Stance ships with two magazines, one seven-round, flush-fit model and an extended eight-round model. Additionally, the company offers an even-greater capacity 10-round box magazine, too. Suggested retail prices on the Stance range from $479 to $561, depending on the options selected. For more information, visit savagearms.com.