ATF Approves GRANDPOWER Stribog SP9 A3 for US Import

    Florida-based Global Ordnance and Slovakia’s Grandpower have announced that the roller-delayed Stribog SP9 A3 pistol has been cleared for importation into the US.

    The earlier GRAND POWER STRIBOG SP9 A1 (Global Ordnance)

    Here’s Global Ordnance’s announcement in full:

    Global Ordnance LLC of Sarasota and GRANDPOWER s.r.o of Slovakia are pleased to announce the much anticipated GRANDPOWER Stribog SP9 A3 9mm Roller-Delayed-Operation pistol has been approved by ATF Tech Branch for importability into the USA. The ATF has examined, tested, points system analyzed, and found it meets the requirements for US sales.

    The Stribog SP9 A3 offers the reliability and robustness of previous versions that enthusiasts, reviewers, and firearm dealers have come to love. The new Stribog SP9 A3 brings a pair of fundamental improvements in the form of a semi-locked bolt with delayed action via transfer roller and non-reciprocating charging handle that remains in the front position when firing.

    GRANDPOWER’s factory will ramp-up production of the Stribog SP9 A3 in preparation of export approval from the Slovak Government. Historically, the approval process advances in 6 to 10 weeks. Retailers should expect the initial batches to be limited, but a larger consistent supply is forecasted as the factory gains momentum.

    Global Ordnance, the US importer, will NOT be taking pre-orders or back-orders from the public. The first SP9 A3’s will be announced and sold by the Global Ordnance dealer network on a first-come, first-served basis when shipments arrive in the USA. Global Ordnance estimates a late spring/early summer availability to dealers.

    To remain the market’s best combination of price to value of any roller-delayed firearm in this category, the target MSRP for the new SP9 A3 will be $999. The existing SP9 A1 will continue to be available on and from GRANDPOWER authorized dealers at the current $699 MSRP. Pricing changes are not anticipated through 2020.

    Customers and dealers who would like to see the SP9 A3 in person are invited to join Global Ordnance at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN where the SP9 A3 will be on display April 17-19, 2020 in Booth 103MR at the Nashville Music City Center.

    “We appreciate everyone in the GRANDPOWER community and look forward to announcing several upcoming innovations from GRANDPOWER in the very near future, as well as the arrival of the first SP9 A3 to the US market.”

    Global Ordnance are also encouraging FFLs interested in joining their dealer network to contact them about the Stribog and Grandpower lines. There’s no fixed date for when the guns will be on sale yet but you can find out more about the Stribog over on Global Ordnance’s site here.

    Matthew Moss

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