Company founder Justin Moon had assembled a small team to help make and market his first pistol by 1993. The few prototype P9s they produced for testing and review were getting glowing feedback, and by 1994, Kahr Firearms began shipping guns.
Most miniature red-dots on the market designed for use on pistols employ an open-emitter design in which the rear of the “screen” is exposed, but enclosed models are gaining in popularity. Steiner’s Micro Pistol Sight (MPS) is one such design.
Rock Island Armory's 5.0 pistol has been more than seven years in the making, but this all-metal, low-recoil pistol is designed to to be a comfortable shooter, thanks to an all-new patented recoil system.