POTD: The New BB Techs BB6 9mm semi-automatic pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Our good Gabor Vass of Kaliber Info.hu let us know about a new pistol from veteren designer Mr. Wilhelm Bubits. He writes …

New Austrian pistol, BB Techs GMBh BB6 in 9 mm Luger (15+1 or 18+1).

The head of the company is Mr. Wilhelm Bubits (ex-Glock, ex-Steyr, ex- Caracal), so the pistol is full of amazing innovations.

The design is a new variation of a Browning tilting barrel lock, three types of sights are included, it has an unusual safety lever on the back of trigger guard, it is very easy field stripping, the pistol is modular & has a potentially multi-caliber slide.

OK, so what’s the problem?

It’s ergonomy is awful. My hand hurts! The indentation under the trigger guard is rubbing my middle finger badly, the “hump” on the backstrap is pressing into my palm. So after 150 (problem free) rounds I wouldn’t want to shoot more.

We couldn’t find anyone on the range who found the grip comfortable.

The recoil is soft (full size 9 mm pistol..what else), but again, the basic fixed sights are hirrible. The front sight blade is too high, and the rears sight is too narrow, not what I am used to.

And finally: the look of the trigger guard…

That is a weird trigger guard. I can only think they are designing some picatinny accessories that attach to it front of the guard.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • John huscio John huscio on Aug 02, 2015

    Kind of a mutant ppq/bersa bp9 slide with a k100 grip

  • El Duderino El Duderino on Aug 03, 2015

    Design aside, gotta have a better company name. "BB Techs" sounds like a couple local guys who can fix my laptop. Plus avoiding any airgun terminology is usually advisable.