Q has announced that their new Sugar Weasel pistol is now available to order. At first glance, it may look identical to the Honey Badger, however, if you take a closer look, you’ll start noticing some differences. While sharing a large number of features with the Honey Badger, the Sugar Weasel is somewhat simplified with the goal of making it much more affordable.
First, let’s see how the company describes this new pistol:
The SUGAR WEASEL a 7-inch direct impingement pistol chambered in 300 BLK that was made at the request of some poor folk who can’t afford the Honey Badger.
It’s built on clear anodized M16 spec receiver set (no forward assist), and features the same fast-twist barrel, Cherry Bomb muzzle brake, adjustable gas block, and 6-inch M-LOK handguard as the higher priced Honey Badger. It uses a 6-position receiver extension (AKA “buffer tube”) that houses a carbine length action spring and buffer, and is topped off with a custom grey SB Tactical™ SBA3™ Pistol Stabilizing Brace® (PSB).
Poor folk jokes aside, the SUGAR WEASEL is bad ass, and you should be proud to rock this shit at the range.
As you can see in the above-embedded images, the receivers of Honey Badger and Sugar Weasel are different. The latter has a set of forged mil-spec receives whereas the Honey Badger features billet receivers with several design changes and improvements. As a result, the Sugar Weasel has a standard receiver extension with a brace attached to it as opposed to the collapsing stock/brace of the Honey Badger. The result of these design simplifications is an MSRP of $1,599 for the Sugar Weasel. That’s $800 less compared to the Honey Badger pistol which has an MSRP of $2,399.
Tell us in the comments section if this is a product that you were waiting for. Would you rather give up a couple of features but save $800 or do you think the Honey Badger features worth the additional eight $100 bills?
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