[SHOT 2016] 1Shot’s New Accurate Pistol System and Holster

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1Shot out of Reno, Nevada debuted their Accurate Pistol System last year, it’s a non NFA pistol “buttstock” rest that’s not actually connected or mounted to the pistol at all. Your pistol rest in the Accurate Pistol System and you hold your pistol plus the rest together while you shoulder the “stock”. It helps with stability and makes longer range shots much more accurate.

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The Accurate Pistol System they debuted last year included an AR-15 style buttstock and a system that had a kind of skeletonized look, new for this year is a sleeker and lighter system that looks more like a war club than a buttstock. They also had a prototype Kydex holster on display that allows the user to deploy the Accurate Pistol System and pistol very quickly (check out the video of their new holster in action below). When they debuted them last year they had an MSRP of $349, quite high for what it is. However they’ve listed their newer Accurate Pistol System at a much more reasonable MSRP of $199. They also have an even lighter carbon fiber version in the works. They’re available in both left hand and right handed configurations for many popular handgun models. Check out usa1shot.com for more info.


Ray I.

Ray is an online marketer who got his start in the auto industry taking pictures and writing about cars. A long time gun enthusiast and blogger, his daily firearms musings can be found over at his gun blog ArmoryBlog.com.


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  • Don Ward

    So basically someone just attached a shillelagh to a Glock?

    Works for me!

    • De Facto

      Agreed. I’d kinda like a model that was less fancy/ergonomic and more nightstick-ish. Hard plastic with an obvious handle/club end. For when a gun wouldn’t be appropriate, but some judicious application of blunt force trauma would be just the ticket.

      • Bill

        There was a technique for using a PR24 side handle baton as an impromptu “stock” back when we all carried revolvers. And PR24s. It was one of the many convoluted, impractical PR techniques we were forced to learn and never used.

        • Mazryonh

          You wouldn’t happen to have a video link showing that kind of technique in practice, do you?

  • Mark

    $199 MSRP? Maybe $99 street? I have to say I really like the concept of this product. It’s an elegant and simple solution to something people want. It’s not permanent, its quick to use. Great product.

  • wilson whombat

    looks like a BBQ rib bone

  • LV-426

    Hmmm……

    • Bill

      Best Movie Ever.

      Except for all the other ones. (Cold Steel sold that war club for a while)

      • Ben Pottinger

        I used to live near there. I remember when they filmed those scenes up near lake lure (the lake in the background in that image). The spot they are standing is actually a public trail with railings. They removed them for the movie. Amazing place!

  • Bill

    This thing is still on the market? Maybe my battery-operated battery charger will sell after all.

    • Mazryonh

      Too late, portable power banks (which are just big batteries) to let you recharge your smartphones are already on sale at many places!

      • Fred Johnson

        I got one. My wife has one. Very useful in some situations.

        • Evil_Bonsai

          Yeah, I still want one. Good to toss into a tank bag on the m/c for long rides.

      • Bill

        D’OH!!!!

        (Ive got to get one of those)

        • Mazryonh

          There’s also much larger ones that can jump-start a dead car battery. If you ever need one of those, you won’t care how stupid it sounds in concept, you just want to get your car running again!

    • Mystick

      Look up Goal Zero… you’ll see.

      • Bill

        I’ve been looking at them. Pricey, but are they worth it?

        • Mystick

          They have VERY good customer service. My buddy has several of their panels and their battery packs. He had one fail on him – his fault, and it was still under warranty. They sent him another one – a better one, since his wasn’t made anymore, without too many questions. He was very happy. He plans to buy one of the larger models(Yeti, I think?).

          As far as performance in the field, he has charged a low car battery off of one of the battery packs and several of the solar arrays(most can be chained together to increase input). We go survival camping regularly, and these things make life a hell of a lot easier for certain tasks.

          So, to answer your question, yes, they are worth it.

          • Bill

            Thanks – I’m alway ending to charge a phone/camera/GPS in the field.

          • Mystick

            Perfect for that… they also have a direct laptop port.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I might pay $50, tops, for this.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      That’s the issue. I want one of these so I can show people who swear their sights are off that it’s the shooter. And occasionally verify glocks that I change the sights on.

      I’d pay up $100, definitely not $200.

      I called them awhile back and thought that while I like the idea, they’re clearly trying to charge too much. I’ll wait.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Still, youd pay $100 just to show people they suck at shooting? Seems like you could do that by taking their gun and hitting with it.

        • Paul White

          hitchock45 does that regularly on his videos. “No way he hits at 100 yards with a hi point!”

          Damnit!

        • JumpIf NotZero

          It nice to have people seem it for themselves. That it’s their stance, it’s thier trigger control, it’s their support hand tension. Etc

          • town22

            I hear you jumplf NotZero, it might help zero in better a handgun.

    • I’ve seen people carve them out of wood. I would consider a lightened one as a good accessory for backcountry hiking, or in a bush pilot’s emergency kit, to turn a pistol into a more effective foraging tool, while still being able to draw it quickly as a pistol if attacked by an animal. $50 seems reasonable. More not so much.

      • Miguel Raton

        This was exactly the purpose for it when I conceived of this back in the ’90s [convergent evolution, not claiming to be the only one to have an original idea for it!] but it was understood at the time that BATF[no E then] were of the position that *any* rigid support for a pistol that was to be rested against the shoulder would make it an “unregistered SBR.” So the real good that 1shot’s APS has done for *everyone* involved in the shooting sports is to get the BATFE’s sign off that such a support that is only held in place by the shooter’s grip is not a shoulder stock and does NOT constitute an SBR. Yay 1shot!

        • If they stick to that analysis that is a benefit. You could have said something similar for the Sig brace a couple years ago, or the Akins accelerator. Perhaps slidefire and fostech have at least locked in the springless Akins as too popular to kill.

    • Daisuke0222

      Yeah. $199 seems pricey. I don’t know what molds for such a thing would cost but once you had those, it would seem like the unit cost would be a few $$ worth of glass-filled nylon and whatever finishing operations were needed (sanding, packaging, etc.). Gotta think this thing could be sold for a lot less and still make the manufacturer a decent profit.

      • javierjuanmanuel

        Injection molds can be $10,000-20,000

    • Just say’n

      Just wait, Tapco will knock it off with a $49.95 version.

      These guys are just trying to recoup their mold costs too quickly.

  • Alex Agius

    Its got to the stage now where facsimiles for all nfa items (except suppressors) exist, how long before the asinine law goes?

    • pun&gun

      See KRISS’s barrel shrouds and the new trend of “blast shield” muzzle devices. Suppressor facsimiles definitely exist, and people buy them.

    • Budogunner

      Never in our history has a gun law been stricken from the books once made law. The closest was the Clinton ban (a.k.a Assault Weapon Ban) but that doesn’t count as it had a built in sunset clause. Even then, with a Republican controlled congress, it was close.

      If there is one thing our government does well it is expand control and hold ground once it has done so.

      • MichaelZWilliamson

        Odd. I could swear a whole bunch of states rescinded their bans on CCW, and the Feds relented on importation of the Glock .380

  • Curmudgeon5462

    Anything that would make the horrible Glock grip even more cumbersome is a bad idea.

  • mosinman

    that’s cool an all but for that price i could make one out of wood and keep the cash

  • This was actually one of my favorite things at SHOT this year. It’s very stable, and taking shots at 100 yards with irons, and 200 yards with a red dot, would be easy.

    For me, I like it because it’s a compact item that can fit easily in a messenger bag, backpack, or center console of a car, and turns a regular pistol into a quasi-PDW. Combined with a red dot equipped .357 Sig or FN 5-7, its a very interesting option.

    In terms of price, I’m down to pay for one, but I may be in the minority. From a business standpoint I think that if they tooled up an injection mold to produce them out of FRN, and sold for around $50-$70, they would sell a ton of them. At this price point it’s really only going to appeal to the true enthusiast, as opposed to a more casual shooter looking to experiment.

    • Fred Johnson

      I like it for the same reason you do. Very compact and portable. It’s gotta be lightweight, too. But, I’ll wait for a price drop before I try this out.

  • BattleshipGrey

    So one could make something like this for an AR or AK pistol and be totally legit? Looks like I’ve got a woodworking project to get started on!

    • oldman

      Was just thinking the same thing. My guess is at that price point people will make their own and save about $170 bucks.

      • Evil_Bonsai

        I was thinking, what if there really was a “shoulder thing that goes up,” such that you would slip it over your arm/shoulder and then press the buffer tube into it when shooting an AR pistol?

        • Bob

          I think I would be very careful with something like that. I would make sure that it would fall off if you let the pressure off. If it is tight on the buffer tube and tends to stay on, then I could easily see the law interpreting that as a SBR with a crappy stock instead of a mere support. So, if I were you, I would make sure it doesn’t have more than a nub or something to rest the tube on and absolutely won’t hold together if you put it down.

          • BattleshipGrey

            I forgot to ask earlier. What’s the word on bump boards? Is that good-to-go or would it be illegal because you have to insert a dowel through the trigger guard, which wouldn’t be “attached”, but it wouldn’t just fall off without tipping it?

          • Evil_Bonsai

            No, I meant something that’s attached, more-or-less, to YOU. You would just press the end of the tube against it. Actual shoulder is too low for buffer tube. Think of a parrot sitting on your shoulder. Only there’s no body and the legs aren’t legs but a flat piece you’d press the tube up against.

            the only problem I see is that i really wouldn’t be very secure/firm. Although now I have an idea similar to the item above. You would clamp it between arm and body, it would rise up through armpit and curve back slightly above shoulder, with a pit/notch/groove of some sort to place the pistols buffer tube. Hmmm…not any weirder than this temporary pistol stock.

  • JamesRPatrick

    It looks less developed now.

  • Southpaw89

    No one write any letters for clarification please.

    • MichaelZWilliamson

      It’s a stock. ATF agrees it’s a stock.

  • Goody

    Would a magnetic attachment stock be legal? If not, maybe an electromagnet with a pressure switch so the magnet only functions to enhance and solidify the human grip.

    Either way, that what I’d expect for $200+

  • Gruul

    I’d never buy it but I love stuff like this….makes the batfe so salty.

  • Mazryonh

    This looks like a throwback to the Mauser C96’s shoulder stock, except that old chestnut could actually attach to the C96 pistol and even holster the pistol. I guess something like that is so old it’s new again.

    • That’s the goal, at least for me. What they did was took a thing others make out of a piece of board and cast it from plastic. Also the holster looks like it would bang around and clatter as you move. I would hate that, unlike the C96 or hi-power stocks. For $25 I would have one. Maybe up to $50 if it felt really good in the hand. $200 is a joke.

      • Mazryonh

        Yep, you’re not getting $200 of functionality given how much more effective WWI technology like the C96’s holster/stock device was.

  • Billy

    Needs a telestock.

    Seriously though, $200? I’m tempted to go get a bucket of epoxy putty and make my own.

    For $200, it better fold in half, forming a Glock holster.

  • Mystick

    1: $200 for a hunk of plastic? $350 for the old version!? Does it have a TV in it or something? Does it do something to our “naughty bits”? There’s a thing that car parts manufacturers do…. they make a part they really don’t want to sell for on reason or another, but price it up so absurdly that it will only sell if an idiot buys it or someone using another person’s money buys it. This is absolutely an absurd price for a hunk of plastic and/or resin. Get real, people.
    Quit letting people like this set absurd prices on cheap, simple things!!!

    2: Another item that in six months a ATF is going to flip-flop around on, making an arcane determination that confuses everything for other products that actually DO serve a purpose. Thank’s a pantload, Chet.

  • Tassiebush

    This has to be made in a hatchet stock version

    • Mazryonh

      Don’t forget the tactical quick-release sheathe so you can detach the handle from the pistol and unsheath the hatchet blade for quick melee engagement!

      • Tassiebush

        Praps it needs to be like the marbles safety ax.

        • Mazryonh

          Or you could try one of those tactical hammers with a pick head on the other side to act as a buttstock you can shoulder. No sharp edges means you can’t accidentally cut yourself while shouldering it.

  • tirod

    Complaining about a $199 plastic accessory that actually might have $10 in it? And are we ignoring that it’s pictured with a Glock?
    Sure, it could be an HK (the first polymer gunmaker,) or a Ruger, the point is we already pay hundreds of dollars for plastic. Didn’t Ruger drop the price on the LCP as a shelf clearing move this last December? And Glocks are known to sell for half off in LEO bulk sales, same as Colt LE’s retailing for $1100 just last year but bidding $650 on contract.
    We pay for what we get – the Brace cost what? And the Shockwave?
    Since we are talking Stock for a Pistol workaround, how do you see this concept with a buffered AR pistol? Unshoulder it and it falls off – it’s only held on by the pressure of your hands pushing it back against your shoulder. Why not just a large FAST pad with socket? Spyderco got around the switch blade commerce ban buy using something that wasn’t there – a hole. What can we come up with that isn’t fixed or a stock – but is?

  • Bob O

    I think I need to run home to see if a piece of my countertop is missing.

    As for the cost, I get things like development costs and tooling expense vs expected volumes, but that’s spendy for something I could carve out of wood. Make it from aluminium and add a steel tomahawk blade in there somewhere and maybe I could see that cost.

    • Jwedel1231

      Maybe he is only expecting to sell around 50 of them and wants to break even at that point?

  • Captain Obvious

    Everything old is new again. They idea of holding a stock like support to your pistol turns up every 20 or thirty years in various forms. I remember a gun magazine in the 70s writing an article about one. They come and go and for a laughable $200, this one won’t be around long either.

  • Mike Lashewitz

    That thing better double as a shillelagh. (shi lay lee)

  • robert57Q

    Interestingly, the video demo offers no insight on just where a pistol might be holstered while this club occupies your hip for its quick deployment. And yeah, I think 200 bones is still pretty spendy for a carved stick.

  • 1leggeddog

    This is just asking for trouble…

    honestly.

    Ever since the whole SIG Arm brace debacle it’s all been going downhill.

    What’s next? A tactical vest with a shoulderstock connected to it that erects up when you bring up your arms/weapon so you can just rest it in?

    Come oooooooooooon…

    • Daisuke0222

      I guess it comes down to how “stock” is defined. If it’s something that’s physically attached to the gun and rested against the shoulder then I’d say this thing doesn’t qualify. If it’s any device (attached or not) that allows the gun to be “shouldered”, then I’d say it does.

      I’m not sure why that would be an issue, though. I’d think the object would be to improve accuracy whenever a gun is fired, and it seems to me that is what this thing would do. With that said, it’s pretty much a non-starter for concealed-carry situations, or, I would suspect, many self-defense scenarios. The biggest issue I see is that drawing this thing along with your handgun would be nearly impossible. You’d need to draw the pistol, move it to your off-hand, then draw the “stock” and fit the pistol grip to it. I suppose practice makes perfect but that seems like a lot of manipulation to get your gun into action.

  • Phil Hsueh

    When I first read the title for this article I thought that somebody had revised the old shoulder stock holster concept that they used with the C96 and, later, the Luger. Boy was I disappointed to find out that it was about this weird temporary stock that did not function as a holster.

  • town22

    I’ll wait for the carbon fiber version. If, if, the price is $99.99 I might dish it out.

  • Mazryonh

    That sounds very jury-rigged, though it might work better if the tip of the long end was notched to let you snugly fit the grip of a revolver in there. Of course, this wouldn’t be necessary if you issued a B&T MP9 with a folding stock (or a Mini Uzi with the same). How about those stocks available for Glock pistols?

    Did you find those old side-handle batons effective? Or would you have preferred one of the newer extendable ones?

    • Bill

      It was INCREDIBLY impractical, and I doubt it was every used once, except for the photos in the training manual.

      The side-handle batons, and there are still expandable side handle batons on the market, are a lot more useful than the expandable batons, not because they could be spun like a tonfa, but because they could be used for a number of different joint locks, control holds and takedowns. A skilled user can do some of these with a straight stick, but they tend up just being clubs, or as we say in the backwoods, beatin’ sticks.

      Unfortunately, the side handle sticks tend to be bulky and left in cruisers. The expandables remove any excuse for not having an intermediate weapon available all the time. People may not take a spray can of OC or TASER seriously, but I firmly believe that there is an instinctual understanding that being hit with a club is bad and painful and hurts, no matter how stupid, drunk or high a person is.

      • Mazryonh

        I think it would depend on what kind of drugs a person is high on. Of course, drugs won’t let someone just ignore the effects of broken bones or dislocated/broken joints, but the right kind of drugs just might dull the pain to the point where the person just might still continue the fight. Taser International says that their ECDs can overcome even that, but that’s their marketing.

        Could I contact you via e-mail? I have a few questions about this sort of thing you might be able to answer.