New Firearms Company: Nite Owl Firearms

Evans Machining, a well-known (to the industry) behind-the-scenes machine house has announced the launch of the Nite Owl Firearms brand of handguns. Their first handguns will be revealed at the SHOT Show with release scheduled for this year. Introductory MSRP for the 100% US made handgun will be $675.

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Catch all the details in their press release. You can bet we will be working to get a handgun in our hands for T&E!

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Full Press Release Below:

Nite Owl Firearms Takes Flight

Evans Machining Launches Consumer Facing Firearms Brand in 2015

 Clairton, Pennsylvania (Jan 13, 2015) – Evans Machining Services Inc., a family owned and operated 35 year manufacturer of military firearms components, proudly announces the launch of the Nite Owl Firearms® brand of personal pistols for civilian use.

Their first product line of striker fired pistols are slated for nationwide availability in 2015 at an introductory MSRP of $675 and are 100% made in the USA. The official unveiling of their initial 2015 product lineup will take place at the Great American Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, PA from February 7- 15, 2015 (Booth #718).

The pistols come with a full lifetime warranty and are designed for concealed carry, home defense, competitive use and general hobby. Additionally, the pistols will include true right and left hand iterations.

Unique from the typical manufacturing process, Nite Owl Firearms produces all of its own parts in-house through machined steel billet, ensuring a perfectly functioning finished product.

“Over the last three years, we’ve developed a product that is ergonomically ideal and performs flawlessly out of the box”, says Dan Evans, President of Nite Owl Firearms.

“We believe consumers should expect more from their firearm, especially if they entrust their life to it for self defense. We aim to deliver on that expectation.”

The pistols themselves are comprised of high strength polymer frames and feature a tactical rail along with all internal components machined from solid steel billet produced in the U.S.A.

The first Night Owl Pistol is the NO9-R. (Nite Owl 9mm – Right Hand). 

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 15 + 1 / 17 + 1
  • Barrel 4.05 inches
  • Overall Length: 7.2 inches
  • Height: 5.28 inches
  • Width 1.13 inches
  • Weight: 28 oz.
  • Construction: Polymer Frame with Steel Slide
  • Magazine: ACT Mag

With big plans for the future, Nite Owl Firearms is off to an ambitious start.

“Every time we turn around we have another idea,” continues Evans. “We’re looking forward to what the future holds for Nite Owl Firearms and are excited for feedback from our fans and customers.


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About Evan’s Machining Services Inc.

Evans Machining Service Inc. has over 35 years of experience in the manufacturing sector and a long history of producing key components and assemblies for all types of small weapon systems for the United States Department of Defense. With the launch of the consumer facing brand “Nite Owl Firearms”, their vision is to be recognized as the most modern, reliable and customer friendly manufacturing company in the Outdoor & Personal Defense Industry.

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Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Dracon1201

    Oh… Um… Okay?

    Convince me of your worthiness, I suppose…

    • Zachary marrs

      For a company not making an ar or 1911 clone, I’m willing to give them a chance

      • Dracon1201

        We’ll see.

  • Blake

    ACT makes magazines for a bunch of different guns. Any idea which pattern this thing will use or if it’s proprietary?

    • Jared Vynn

      M9 for 9mm and para p14 style for the 45.

      • SM

        Good call if they do go ahead and use existing magazines.

  • echelon

    Since SHOT is like, right around corner, it’d be nice if they had photos or a vid of an actual working model…that might convince more people to plunk down more than the price of a Glock for an unknown quantity…

  • Esh325

    Doesn’t really look like it doesn’t anything different from the many proven handguns that are already on the market.

  • Grindstone50k

    So I guess striker-fired pistols are now going to flood the market AR style?

    • Have they not already?

      • Sadler

        Not nearly as much as the AR platform has. Everyone and their mother makes an AR, but striker-fired pistols are mostly made by large manufacturers. And even that is fairly recent with Sig releasing their first last year.

  • Jeremy Star

    A GLock and an FNS walk into a bar…9 months later: POW!

    • El Duderino

      Sigma…[we hope] you are NOT the father!

      • john Everett Walker

        Alternative: A Glock and an FNS walk into a bar. The bartender says,”GET OUTTA HERE!”

  • Lance

    Another Glock knock off……. YAWN!!!!!!!!

  • noguncontrol

    they should make it in 10mm auto, .45 GAP and .50 GI.

  • Kovacs Jeno

    No hate, we just want some INNOVATION. Not another M1911 or Glock or AR clone.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      Unless you have some specific innovations in mind you’re wanting to see I don’t think new and different just for the sake of being novel is maybe the best way to go about designing firearms.

      • Kovacs Jeno

        There were some very innovative new guns in the last 15 years: Ruger LCR, SW Ti-Sc revolvers, the Chiappa Rhino, the Kel-Tec KSG or SU-16. And when they appeared the Glock or the Ruger Mark I were also very radical – and became extremely successful.

  • Ted

    Why not? I buy because I like it and it feels good in my hand, not because it’s on somebody’s “Top 10 Tacticool” list. Personally, I think stock Glock triggers feel flimsy, like you’re pulling on a paperclip. I would gladly pay more for the Sig 320 based on the trigger alone. In the end, wouldn’t you like to pay less for what you like because there was competition in the market?

  • Madcap_Magician

    Looks like what happens when Taurus and Kahr have children.

  • Cody M

    No interchangeable back straps?

  • JohnnyBGood

    just because it’s a polymer framed, striker fired gun doesn’t make it a glock clone…

  • Leigh Rich

    A large Striker fired 9mm $675. I would make sure it works forst for that price. Remember the Remington

  • Thomas Carr

    High bore axis, no ambi controls (is that what the Left Hand Model is all about?), no adjustable grip panels, sloped rear sight making one-handed manipulations difficult and a MSRP of $675. Good luck, it better have one hell of a trigger. How is the quality of ACT Mags now? They used to have an issue with cracked feed lips on their 1911 mags.

  • 1911a145acp

    Looks right… love the logo… just not down one ENTIRE SIDE……

  • vhose67

    i have test fired this gun and is great shooting gun the machine work done on this gun is great and when put side by side to a glock the parts are way better then the glock i can not wait to buy mine it will be come my only carrery gun.

  • vhose67

    this is great shooting gun and can not wait to buy mine.if tear this gun apart and tear a glock apart and put them side by side you can see you are getting a great gun and when you shoot it you know for sure you have bought the right gun.