Avidity Arms is getting close to shipping its new PD10 handgun. Developed specifically for the self-defense market, the gun’s development has been guided by Rob Pincus, a firearms trainer, founder of I.C.E. Training and the executive director of the Personal Defense Network.
Recently, Pincus had a pre-production gun on the range with a group of instructors during a training conference. The below YouTube video shows the gun being shot by Pincus and others. While the video is not a test of the gun’s capabilities, it does show the gun is a real project that has evolved over the past couple of years.
In the video, Pincus mentions another PD-series pistol that Avidity Arms is working on that features a shortened grip. I imagine that this model would be something akin to the Springfield XD-S 4.0 in shape – full size barrel and slide with a significantly shorter grip.
Pincus states the new PD10 pistols should be shipping in early 2017 with a suggested retail price of $499.
What do you get for your money?
- single stack 9mm pistol with a polymer frame
- striker-fired, DAO
- 10+1 capacity
- 1″ wide, 4″ barrel
- 18.8 oz (unloaded)
- Ameriglo Luma Glo front sight with I.C.E. Claw rear
- accessory rail
- lifetime service contract
One of the things I find interesting about this gun is the magazine selection. Instead of coming up with an all new magazine design, the company opted to build the gun around a 10-round 9mm 1911 magazine. This allowed the company to skip one entire design point and gives shooters the ability to pick up spares from most any retailer. Avidity Arms plans on shipping the guns with Chip McCormick brand magazines.