[SHOT 2016] New Order Firearms NO9 Pistol

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Through the years I’ve seen and fired as well as owned most striker fired polymer pistols. I honestly thought I had seen just about every variation that could be made.

Well today I found a fairly new company that makes a striker fired polymer pistol that has excellent features and a trigger that honestly rivals a good 1911 trigger. Lets be honest most polymer pistols don’t have the best triggers. They can be gritty have a lot of stacking and feel mushy. The worst examples can suffer from all three. Of course this is why we have such a healthy aftermarket in triggers for these guns.

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With the New Order and NO9 model this is no concern at all. After taking with the father and son owners I shot both models a good deal. I was shocked at how good this trigger is. I just didn’t think it possible to make a polymer gun with a smooth trigger with near zero takeup and a clean smooth reset. While the company states the trigger has five pounds of pull these two pistols I fired were closer to four pounds and no more.

The leftie

The leftie

Accuracy was very good as well. I was firing from 15 yards and kept all my rounds not only on the steel 10 inch circle target but kept almost all in the center of the target.

The main company is Evans Machine Company which has been making parts and components for the US military and include parts for the M240, Ma Deuce, Mk 19 and many other of our countries military arms. Two years ago this father and son team started New Order Firearms in order to use the experience they have in producing firearm components for 30 years to design these two new pistols.

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The NO9 model will make you lefties very happy since the NO9 is 100% made for left hand shooters. All controls are on the correct side for left handed shooters and ejects the rounds to the left rather than the right. It’s a true left hand pistol. They are very proud of this model and feel it’s well overdue.

Standard New Order pistols have a mag release that can be switched over to either side depending on the owners’ preference. Both models feature a loaded chamber indicator similar to the XD models.
Both models have a good angle on the grip and has a grip surface that is not abrasive but does provide a secure grip.

Competition model

Competition model

Many times readers have talked about the cost of magazines for new guns. Well that isn’t a concern here. All models whether 9mm or 40 caliber use standard Beretta 92 or model 96 magazines! These guns actually ship with three real Beretta mags. How’s that for saving the owner money!

These pistols have no MIM parts, castings, laser wielding etc. The slide is made from billet steel.

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Both models can also be changed from 9mm to 40 cal. Kits are available which includes a barrel, slide and Beretta mags. MSRP $200 for the kits!

Each pistol comes with a lifetime warranty and ships in a nice nylon case that zips up all around. Inside is the pistol and three Beretta magazines.

Specs:

Type: Striker Fired Semi-Auto
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Capacity: 10+1 / 15+1 / 17+1 / 18+1 / 20+1
Barrel Length: 4.17″ (105.91mm)
OAL/Height/Width: 7.20″ (182.88mm) / 5.28″ (134.11mm) / 1.12″ (28.44mm)
Weight: 31 oz.
Construction: Polymer Frame with Steel Slide
Sights: Standard 3 Dot Fixed
Trigger: Single Action with 5.00# Pull (measured)
Safety: Trigger Lever Safety (Std)
MSRP: $ 675.00 (Introductory MSRP)
Manufacturer: Evans Machining Service Inc
Handedness: True Right or Left Hand NOTE: Magazine Release Button is Reversible

The MSRP is set at $675 but the owners feel most retailers will be able to sell them $600 possibly a bit lower. By all means if you get a chance check this pistol out. The owners also encourage potential buyers to call with any questions or feature, caliber request.

New Order Website



Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


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  • Sianmink

    I like me a nice polymer gun but have yet to see one that looks more Tupperware than this.
    It might be fine, it probably is, but the looks are super off-putting, especially in the lighter colors.

    • JSmath

      They look like old Kel-tecs, but with more polish.

  • john huscio

    I’ll have to check these out on some blue Monday after I unlearn this hatred for a lot of polymer pistols….

  • JohnnyBGood

    It looks super generic. That being said, a well made gun that looks boring is way more useful than a good looking gun that sucks. I kinda like it, will be looking for one.

  • john huscio

    And PS: it looks like a cross between a canik tp9 and an FNX

    • USMC03Vet

      Throw in some hi power and XD in as well. It looks like something that needs to be put out of it’s misery.

  • Vhyrus

    That’s great on the trigger and all, but the reason polymer guns have sloppier triggers is because they don’t have real safeties. If you’re going to put a 1911 trigger on a gun you better put 1911 safeties on it too.

    • De Facto

      Eh. The argument for Glock-style trigger safeties is that finger discipline is everything. So either the Glock safety is sufficient, or it isn’t. If it isn’t, stick to 1911’s, CZ’s, Sigs, etc. If you agree with the “external safeties are evil, finger discipline IS your safety” then this gun is pretty much perfect. Most Glock guys run out and buy replacement smoother and lighter triggers as soon as they get their guns anyway.

      • Vhyrus

        All of my handguns are striker fired polymer guns with very light triggers (walthers, sigs) but these all have lots of take up to protect against accidental (not negligent) discharge. I make the distinction because a holster strap or shirt tail that gets caught in the trigger is truly an accident, and a longer take up usually helps with that. Trigger discipline will always be important but a hair trigger needs some additional level of safety.

        • De Facto

          Hm. I can see your point, but if most Glock guys install aftermarket triggers to lighten, smooth and shorten the trigger pull to the 2.5-3.5 range, nothing’s really changing. I think this company is aiming for the market segment that insists on nice, stock triggers.

          As far as safety goes, I suppose it depends on where your definition of hair trigger lies. To me, a 2.5 lb pull is in the “hair trigger” category, but a 4lb trigger is perfect. I wouldn’t go any lighter.

          In general, my opinion is that if it doesn’t have a manual safety, it necessitates greater care. I treat my CCW holster more like a scabbard (specifically because of hearing stories about true accidental discharges) and have a “AVOID AVOID AVOID and only draw if you actually have to shoot” mentality, so I think I could carry this gun safely. This gun would also be perfectly fine as a range toy though, and that’s how most people use full size pistols.

  • De Facto

    Huh. A well made pistol at a decent price, using mags a lot of gun owners already own. I can easily see a Beretta owner picking one of these up as a carry gun that uses the same mags as their range toy. $200 for a multical kit? Nice. If the trigger’s as nice as described I may get one of these.

  • John

    I hope those are prototypes, because the plastic looks super cheesy. I realize there’s a more practical aspect, but damn…

  • Varix

    Very interested.

  • Nick Terrier

    Sponsored Content? That trigger looks like it moves at least 15 degrees before the trigger safety catches. A light long safety disengaging take-up and a crisp break is fantastic, but it’s not a “near zero take up” “1911 style” single stage trigger.

    • JohnnyBGood

      is there a video somewhere of it? I can only find a takedown video.

      • Nick Terrier

        What about the pull after the trigger safety? I was referring to that The spur on the rear of the trigger is the trigger safety. It contacts the frame if not disengaged. For this safety to work, the trigger break must be past that. This pistol has a long trigger pull, look at the disassembly video. Besides, if this wasn’t the case, why such a long trigger reach and why waste so much space in the trigger guard?

        • JohnnyBGood

          Ah I see your point now. I’ve got the dissassembly video qued up for when i get home. I think your right about the smooth light trigger take up with a crisp trigger. Kinda like the PPQ trigger.

  • JohnnyBGood

    Y’all should take a video with these

  • SP mclaughlin

    Wolfenstein?

  • Lance

    FNX knock off (Cough)!!!

    • De Facto

      Hey, a well done knock off with better features or for a better price is a FANTASTIC thing.

    • Flounder

      FNS… The FNX has a safety and decocker and a external hammer.

      but yeah it does kinda resemble the FNS a lot…

  • OCD_Weaponry

    Nice job guys! I like the name New Order Firearms and I like the simple model designation N09. Happy to see some additional innovators in the firearms market.

  • Mark

    A slightly heavier PPQ-style trigger would be perfect for military/duty use IMHO. True ambidexterity, use of widely available mags, what’s not to like?!?

    Is the polymer pistol trigger trope really a consequence of striker-fired designs with Glock-type fire control assemblies? I’m sure the 1911 trigger bow helps reduce mush…

  • Reef Blastbody

    Contrary to all the snarking here about how the gun looks (IMO, it’s neither more nor less ungainly looking than the FNX or other polymer pistols) , let’s look at the facts as reported:
    1: fantastic trigger straight out of the box.
    2: dirt common magazines
    3: excellent (for class) accuracy out of the box.
    4: going to hypothesize that front/rear sights are bog standard dovetail, so will allow wide aftermarket support out of the box
    5 :good to excellent ergonomics
    6: cheap(ish) caliber swaps out of the gate.

    Only thing that’s missing are factory suppressor height sights, threaded barrels and slide top cut outs for an absolute cowitnessed dot sight.

  • EagleF15

    It’s 2016. Why is anyone building a gun with a hooked trigger guard?

  • dat bee tru

    time to let a woman in on the design of firearms. Gun owners and Women have one thing in common – they like to accessorize. look at Ruger’s new offering “American” polymer-striker-fired what new offerings did they bring to the firearm community???

  • BearSlayer338

    I detect a glock lawsuit soon.

  • Flackman10

    Interesting comments about this New Order pistol. I would assume that someone looking for a wife would not chuck out the poor woman based solely on a photo and a brief bio sketch. Seems likely that one would want to meet the woman face-to-face before giving her the royal boot.

  • Rick5555

    I already know I will purchase this firearm. Mainly due to I can get a “true Lefty” model. And I mean that ejection is going left. From an appearance stand point. it look simply and very clean. Which I like. I’m not into crazy space age looks. I’ve always like a clean look on all my firearms…even with the handguard on AR’s too. I wish this company well. Considering they make parts for other manufactures. They know what metals will work. Which methods in producing will work. So that’s a plus for a new company. Instead of some person who get’s their FFL7/SOT and just makes firearms. I wish this company all the best with their new endeavor. And an good trigger out of the box is a great start.

  • Kevin

    I own one of these…and let me tell you. They are incredible. The guys down at New Order are a great bunch of guys too. Customer service is awesome. I agree, they don’t look that good in pictures but once you see one and shoot one, your jaw will drop. It shot so well, my father in law bought one and a couple of my friends are buying the 40 model. I have already put my order in for the competition barrel. Looks aren’t everything. Plus the sell a holster that makes it easy to conceal carry. It’s a great gun, none better IMHO.