Laugo Arms Comes to US, Lancer to Cease Alien Pistol Support

    Laugo Arms USA will launch January 15th, 2023, which means Lancer will end its sales and service of the Alien pistol.

    Laugo Arms USA will launch January 15th, 2023, which means Lancer will end its sales and service of the Alien pistol.

    Laugo Arms, known for designing the Scorpion and selling it to CZ, began making a splash with their Alien pistol in 2018-2019. The Alien is an interesting design, using a gas piston delayed blowback system and incorporating a non-reciprocating modular top sight rail over a fixed barrel. Since the SHOT Show 2020 announcement that they were working on bringing the Alien to the US, Lancer Systems has been Laugo’s American importation, sales, and service partner. This relationship is about to come to an end, however. Lancer Systems issued a press release on January 1st, 2023 stating that Laugo Arms is set to officially open their own US operation, taking over Alien support in the States from Lancer. Read the full press release below.

    The Alien @ TFB:

    Laugo Arms' Alien is designed with an exceptionally low bore axis and center of gravity.

    Laugo Arms’ Alien is designed with an exceptionally low bore axis and center of gravity.

    LANCER SYSTEMS

    Laugo Arms announces U.S. operation

    January 1, 2023
    Laugo Arms Czechoslovakia announced today the opening of a new U.S. based operation, Laugo Arms USA. Effective January 15, 2023, Laugo Arms USA will assume all sales, marketing, customer service, distribution and warranty repair services for the Laugo Arms Alien pistol, in the United States.
    “With significant investment in production capacity enhancements now coming online, we’re very pleased to announce the opening of our new U.S. business, Laugo Arms USA,” said Daniel Selichar, CEO of Laugo Arms Czechoslovakia. “We believe that these investments in plant, personnel, and equipment will allow us to effectively meet the growing demand for the Laugo Alien, in all of our key markets.” Selichar continued,
    “We would like to thank Lancer Systems for recognizing the Alien’s potential, and for their fantastic efforts in building a solid distribution base from which we will continue to service our loyal customers and grow our business in the United States.”
    Introduced to the U.S. market in 2020 by the exclusive distributor, Lancer Systems, the Laugo Arms Alien has quickly become recognized for its unique design, technological advancement and blistering performance. Allon Bloch, CEO of Lancer Systems remarked, “We are thrilled to have played a role in bringing the first true advancement in semi-automatic pistol technology in decades, to the U.S. market. We wish the Laugo team and all the early adopters of this amazing pistol continued success.”
    Effective January 15, 2023, all current and future Laugo Alien customers should contact Laugo Arms USA by visiting www.laugoarmsusa.com. Those interested in the immediate purchase of a Laugo Arms Alien are encouraged to contact Lancer Systems. Lancer Systems will continue to provide world-class sales, service and customer support, along with unique opportunities to purchase an Alien from remaining inventory, until the January 15, 2023 transition. For more information on Laugo Arms USA, please visit www.laugoarmsusa.com or contact us at [email protected].
    One of the Alien's most intriguing design elements is the incorporation of a side-only reciprocating slide system, with the top rail remaining fixed.

    One of the Alien’s most intriguing design elements is the incorporation of a side-only reciprocating slide system, with the top rail remaining fixed.

    Accompanying the news of the launch of this new American branch, the company’s website’s “coming soon” message includes a teaser. The US operation’s holding page states, “Laugo Arms’ new U.S. operation – Laugo Arms USA – will be launching shortly. Please visit us at SHOT Show 2023 in Caesars Forum (Booth 70143) where we will be debuting something very exciting.” At this juncture, we can only speculate what this debut could be.

    Will it be a new version of the Alien, or something else related to it? Some kind of parts or accessories, maybe? Will it be an entirely new firearm design from the Czech firm? SHOT Show 2023 is just around the corner, so we’ll find out soon! What do you think it could be? What do you want it to be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! See you at the range.


    Images courtesy of Laugo Arms
    Will P

    Lifelong hobby/sport shooter and hunter, former US Army infantryman, perpetual firearms student. Always seeking to become better and learn more. Interested in a wide variety of shooting disciplines, and passionate about all kinds of guns. Contact on Instagram: @WillTFB


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