POTD: The New BB Techs BB6 9mm semi-automatic pistol

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Our good Gabor Vass of Kaliber Info.hu let us know about a new pistol from veteren designer Mr. Wilhelm Bubits. He writes …

New Austrian pistol, BB Techs GMBh BB6 in 9 mm Luger (15+1 or 18+1).

The head of the company is Mr. Wilhelm Bubits (ex-Glock, ex-Steyr, ex- Caracal),  so the pistol is full of amazing innovations.

The design is a new variation of a Browning tilting barrel lock, three types of sights are included, it has an unusual safety lever on the back of trigger guard, it is very easy field stripping, the pistol is modular & has a potentially multi-caliber slide.

OK, so what’s the problem?

It’s ergonomy is awful. My hand hurts! The indentation under the trigger guard is rubbing my middle finger badly, the “hump” on the backstrap is pressing into my palm. So after 150 (problem free) rounds I wouldn’t want to shoot more.

We couldn’t find anyone on the range who found the grip comfortable.

The recoil is soft (full size 9 mm pistol..what else), but again, the basic fixed sights are hirrible. The front sight blade is too high, and the rears sight is too narrow, not what I am used to.

And finally: the look of the trigger guard…

 

That is a weird trigger guard. I can only think they are designing some picatinny accessories that attach to it front of the guard.

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Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • MPWS

    Hey, sorry to say that… but it looks like POS.

    • G0rdon_Fr33man

      Glock also looks like a POS, but it is not. Is this a beauty/fashion contest?

  • Sianmink

    Looks interesting but yeah, some weird bumps and angles going on. Clean it up, lose the excess bumps, get some grippy pattern on the sides, and it might be worth looking at.

    Where can I see more pics?

  • floppyscience

    Damn, what happened, Bubits? The Steyr and Caracal pistols are so comfortable and well-designed.

    • MPWS

      That’s what I meant by my previous remark.

    • Kevin

      Maybe Bubits does not want to infringe any patent rights that is why his pistol is so radical.

  • Tom

    Of course we should not judge a gun (or anything else practical) by its looks alone but this things looks like a dollar store bb gun.

    • PJ

      BB techs…

  • Nashvone

    Maybe the designer expected you to pull the trigger with your middle finger?

  • Budogunner

    Looks like a Glock that was in a microwave for a while.

  • USMC03Vet

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that grip before in a Middle Ages torture device…

  • Lance

    Looks like a Glock and a cheap Hi-Point 9mm married and this is there kid.

    • Hi-Point was the first thing that came to mind. The Trigger Guard looks like it would interfere with a lot of accessories.

  • mechamaster

    This is the result when Glock humping P99…

  • john huscio

    Kind of a mutant ppq/bersa bp9 slide with a k100 grip

  • patrickiv

    That backstrap would stick out like a sore thumb.

  • El Duderino

    Design aside, gotta have a better company name. “BB Techs” sounds like a couple local guys who can fix my laptop. Plus avoiding any airgun terminology is usually advisable.