In the never ending journey to unseat the king of polymer pistols (be that from Austrian or Massachusetts lineage depending on your allegiance), up and coming manufacturers are rolling out guns that promise all of the features we like, and none of the ones we don’t. Avidity Arms is entering the race with a hopeful contender – the PD10 – a polymer framed, single stack defensive pistol. Set to unveil at SHOT 2017, consumers are just a few days away from a new option in the striker-fired pistol market.
With the array of current defensive guns available, the PD10 and other pistols hoping to take a bite out of the market share, need to bring features and specifications that consumers have been asking for and have not received. Designer Rob Pincus thinks he as done so, offering up a single-stack pistol the a sub $500 MSRP.
As Avidity will be revealing the PD10 at SHOT in a few days, I expect to see the 3D printed manufacturing marks to disappear and the grip pattern to get sharper as the production guns roll out.
What is it going to take to bump Glock and M&P from the top of the polymer hill? If I knew the answer to that question I wouldn’t be peddling my words to you all. I’d be bringing my own gun to market.
AVIDITY ARMS PD10 PISTOL FEATURES:
- LIFETIME SERVICE CONTRACT
for original owner
- AGGRESSIVE SLIDE SERRATION
for positive manipulations
- CLAW REAR SIGHT
features concave leading edge for one hand reloads and malfunction response
- ERGONOMICALLY SCULPTED GRIP
to accommodate a wide variety of hand sizes
- SAFETY INDEX POINT
for positive consistent positioning of the trigger finger
- LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR
providing visual and tactile condition of the chamber
- Caliber – 9MM
- Action – Striker DAO
- Capacity – 10+1
- Barrel Length – 4 inches
- Front Sight – Ameriglo Luma Glow
- Rear Sight – I.C.E. Claw Emergency Manipulation Sight
- Finishes – Black Nitride
- Grips – Integral to Frame
- Construction – High impact Polymer/Stainless Steel Slide
- Safety – Trigger
- Weight – 18.8oz
- Length – 6.94 inches
- Height – 5.14 inches
- Width – 1.0 inches
- MSRP – $499
Avidity Press Release:
Wanamassa, N.J. (January 2017) – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa®, Comanche, Grand Power, Llama and Avidity Arms firearms products, is pleased to announce the debut of the Avidity Arms PD10 at booth #2610 at the SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Designed by renowned defensive shooting instructor, Rob Pincus, this Made-in-America pistol offers a high capacity, slim, single stack, lightweight, striker-fired pistol with concave sights that can be used for one-handed reloads. It’s ideal for concealed carry and personal defense and retails at a price that’s easy on the wallet.
“I’ve taught defensive shooting skills to many thousands of people over the past couple of decades. When it comes to defensive handguns, I’ve seen what works and seen what doesn’t. I’ve talked about preferences, priorities and problems with students, peer instructors and firearms industry professionals for immeasurable hours. There’s a list of features that in my experience are ideal for a defensive pistol and there are some variables that adjust to fit specific people, roles and conditions,” said Rob Pincus, owner of I.C.E. Training Company. “There is no one perfect gun for every person and every scenario, but I know it is possible to design and manufacture a pistol that fits as many people as possible and will serve them well in worst case scenarios. The PD10 is that pistol, especially for those interested in a full-size handgun feel while shooting, but with the carryability of a single stack design. I didn’t see anything on the market that had all the features of the PD10 in a modern firearm. If you’re interested in armed personal defense, we built the PD10 for you.”