Our sister blog All Outdoors our good friend Jon Stokes reviews the Honor Guard Robar NP3 9mm pistol …
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you don’t follow the gun scene at all, you’ve heard of the Honor Guard. This is an American-made (actually, veteran-made) single stack, polymer-framed, striker-fired 9mm pistol in the $400 range that boasts a number of features found on more expensive guns.
There has been a fair amount of hype around the Honor Guard, to the point that there’s also some backlash. The backlash mostly comes in two flavors: 1) why are the words “HONOR GUARD” etched on the left side of the pistol large enough for a blind person to read them?, and 2) *yawn* another plastic single-stack 9-mil.
Regarding the former criticism, I actually agree. They need to dial the branding way back, because that giant engraving is just too much. But the branding is pretty much the only thing I’d change about this gun, which brings me to objection #2: gun writers are gassed about the Honor Guard because it brings a lot to the table, especially for its price range. It’s also a great shooter, but more on that later.
Full review here.