When introducing a new pistol line, manufacturers often like to put forth a full-size initial offering before releasing something for the CCW crowd. Such was the case with CZ-USA when it introduced the P-10 C. Over time, CZ would also offer both smaller and larger versions before eventually offering its smallest to date, the P-10 M evaluated here.
Virtually in a category by itself, Smith & Wesson’s new micro-compact CSX pistol re-defines what is possible when traditional ideas are pushed to the cutting edge.
Lone Wolf stepped into the factory-completed handgun market in 2021 by bringing its in-house components together to launch the Lightweight Tactical Defense (LTD) 19 pistol. Sold and distributed through the company’s Lone Wolf Arms division, these compact-size pistols have a Glock G19 footprint that is compatible with many of the same holsters.
A Scope Report issued by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) last month included figures that reflect a gradual change in pistol-buying preferences. According to the trade organization’s findings, consumers are purchasing smaller handguns when it comes to those chambered in 9 mm Luger.
Springfield Armory took the lead in the micro-compact market with its capacious Hellcat back in 2019. Now, the company is showing the way forward with an enhanced version that maximizes the “more-in-less” category.