Eagle Imports to Begin Importation of K100 Grand Power Pistols

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The Tactical Wire reports:

Wanamassa, NJ – Eagle Imports, Inc., importers of the popular Bersa line of firearms and exclusive distributor of the Metro Arms family, is proud to announce the exclusive US distribution of the Grand Power brand of performance semi-auto pistols. Known internationally as one of the most modern, innovative pistols produced, the Grand Power brand employs high quality materials and state-of-the-art processes and manufacturing to deliver an ergonomically designed, low recoil pistol for sport shooting, civilian carry and law enforcement and military professionals.

Innovation lies in the unique, worldwide patented rotating barrel locking system that minimizes felt recoil and muzzle rise. The pistols are fully ambidextrous. Slides, frames and barrels are made from extremely durable, high quality steel. The proprietary polymer grips are ergonomically designed to offer a positive and comfortable grip. The Grand Power pistol line includes compact and full size in .22 LR, .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and 10mm Auto in sport, concealed carry and professional models.

“Grand Power is very pleased to partner with Eagle Imports in this exclusive distribution agreement, “Jaroslav Kuracina, Grand Power CEO and Owner commented. “Eagle Imports is well known for their exceptional customer service to their brands, as well as the sales distribution channel, right down to the end users. We look forward to a long and positive relationship with Eagle Imports and firearms enthusiasts in the U.S.”

Rotating barrel pistols enjoy considerable favoritism from me, and it’s pretty cool to have yet another option on the market. For others who see the draw of this locking mechanism, this is good news indeed. The Slovakian K100 comes in several different styles, DA/SA, DAO, and a pre-loaded “quick action” trigger. No word yet on which variations will be imported.



Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


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  • Joshua

    I think they missed the ball by a few years since Beretta has had rotating barrels on the market since 1994.

    • Timothy G. Yan

      Savage Arms have a rotating barrel lock pistol design in 1905. The design pre-dated the Browning tilting barrel lock for few years.

      • It’s only known from a patent, but Browning had actually invented a rotary barrel gun by the end of the 19th century.

        • Timothy G. Yan

          I know that but JB had never make a production gun with his rotating barrel lock. The Mexican, French and Chinese have used the rotating barrel lock in their production pistols before Beretta.

    • Geeko

      Haven taken apart the Beretta Storm and compared it to the GP K100 design, GP has a better design. Beretta uses a separate recoil block w/recoil spring that has a square pin or peg that extends up from the recoil block into a groove in the barrel. If the extended pin/block breaks, no rotation. If the barrel groove gets clogged, rotation stops. GP’s design of two passing parts slipping passing each other, there is no groove to clog or pin that could break. No third part to cause a problem.

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  • James

    At $430, this thing is entirely shrugworthy and probably won’t sell very well.

  • hking

    So the same Grand Power handguns that STI had been selling for years under the STI GP6 name?

    • Timothy G. Yan

      STI wanted $650 for it and didn’t bothered to do any promotion. Then Century Arms imported and tried to sell for around $450. It still didn’t sell and Century drop it within a year.

      • Zach

        Both failed to import accessories or parts to go with said guns, which I think is what killed the market.

  • iksnilol

    How does the mag release work? I mean they said it is not only ambidextrous but fully ambidextrous.

    • Kovacs Jeno

      Like on a Walther P88C, push-button on both sides.

      • iksnilol

        How does that work? Is there one button on each side at the same time? I would be really interested in getting something like that for a CZ or SIG since I like switching hands when shooting.

        • Kovacs Jeno

          The push-button moves a lever, which grips the front part of the magazine body.

          http://eartist.nl/Walther_P88_Compact_03_93.gif

          • iksnilol

            So much want. And judging from that drawing something like that could be made for other pistols. Would require modifying the frame of course but would be worth it.

          • Kovacs Jeno

            Frame and magazine body should be modified.

        • jason

          Just like Springfield xdm and xds lines

  • Echo5Charlie

    I have the STI GP6. Excellent pistol, the trigger reset is the best (1911 aside) I have seen. Accuracy is top notch and reliability as well.

    10mm would be downright sick!

    • Toms

      I have a GP6 too. Best cheap pistol I ever bought. Very under rated guns as it shoots as well as any custom rig. The non-sti guns are a little rougher around the edges but still great guns.

  • TheRealDan

    These have a good reputation for being accurate / having nice triggers. They happen to be quite popular in europe in the competition scene. Would like the target model or x calibur.

  • gpyippee

    Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. The gp6 was far and away the best plastic pistol I have ever used, somewhat cheap feeling safety aside.

  • John

    These are outstanding pistols from a technical standpoint, but I get the impression that the owner of Grand Power doesn’t seem to understand the market very well, at least outside of Europe.

    • Kovacs Jeno

      some 60-70% of their sales are coming from Russian rubber bullet/traumatic pistol market. One of the rare handgun manufacturers whom the US market is not the number one.

  • Michael

    I remember reading about a full auto Grand Power pistol. If it can handle that it must be a strong design.

  • john huscio

    Hopefully the make a DA/sa decocker model….all of the ones I’ve seen have been the manual safety variant

    • John

      I’d suggested it to the owner of Grand Power nearly 8 years ago, and I guess we’re still waiting…

  • Rusty Shackleford

    A pistol chambered in 10MM with a rotating barrel sounds nice. Hopefully they will do caliber conversions like the Tanfoglio has.

  • floppyscience

    Excellent pistols. I’m glad someone’s bringing them in again. I think STI would have sold a lot more if they, you know, actually marketed them.

  • Stefano Dogg

    Unfortunately the 10MM is a rubber bullet gun, not a real 10MM magnum. Just checked out the Grand Power website..

    K100 Grand Power Pistol