$400 Gun, $600 Features – The New USA-Made Rost Martin RM1C

Luke C ( @BallisticAviation ) is visiting Rost Martin, a relatively new firearms company that started up less than 5 years ago. The company has decided to release its first firearm, the RM1C. Rost Martin is a veteran-owned company based out of Dallas, Texas, and just like anything else Texans do, Rost Martin intends to do things big with the RM1C pistol. Rost Martin claims that their handgun has gone through an extensive amount of durability and reliability tests surviving 50,000 rounds in addition to debris and drop tests. On top of that, Rost Martin is offering the RM1C with all of its standard features for just $450 MSRP.

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FIRST LOOK: The New Rost Martin RM1C – Affordable and American

Compact pistols are still a favored choice for many regarding CCW pistols. Even if you haven’t drunk the micro-compact KoolAid yet, you probably know there are now many options out there that fit this specific niche for concealed carriers. Rost Martin, a relatively new firearms company that started up less than 5 years ago, has decided to release their first firearm, the RM1C, as a full-featured and affordable alternative to the healthy lineup of compact carry pistols. Rost Martin is a veteran-owned company based out of Dallas, Texas, and just like anything else Texans do, Rost Martin intends to do things big with the RM1C pistol. Rost Martin claims that their handgun has gone through an extensive amount of durability and reliability tests surviving 50,000 rounds in addition to debris and drop tests. I just received my first copy of the handgun and although I haven’t fired it yet, I wanted to give everyone here at the blog a closer look at the handgun to help showcase what I think stands out about this new compact pistol.

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Taurus Reintroduces the Classic 917C DA/SA 9mm Compact Pistol

The Taurus 917C used to be a popular choice for those wanting to have the high capacity and shootability of the Taurus 92 but in a much more compact package. After disappearing from the market entirely,  the 917C is making a return and is compatible with nearly every type of weapon light including some of the larger full-size models on the market.

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CZ's NEW Sleek Carry Gun: CZ Shadow 2 Compact

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with CZ Pro Shooter Eric Grauffel at the CZ booth in IWA. James was lucky enough to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at CZ’s new top-tier carry gun, the CZ Shadow 2 Compact. The CZ Shadow 2 Compact is totally different and totally the same at once. It uses a shorter barrel and smaller, lighter, aluminum frame to make a smaller and concealable package while retaining all of the benefits of the CZ Shadow 2 itself, like an excellent trigger, optics readiness, great sights, and the performance and reliability CZ Shadow owners are used to. What do you think of this new pistol?

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NEW Wilson Combat WCP320 Compact Pistol

Wilson Combat in collaboration with SIG Sauer have released a new pistol – the  WCP320 Compact. Built with Wilson Combat’s P320 X-Compact grip module and a compact slide, the WCP320 Compact is the smallest P320 pattern pistol in Wilson Combat’s catalog. Let’s take a closer look.

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Mossberg Reintroduces the MC2c Compact Pistol – Now Optics-Ready

Mossberg has just announced that they’ve redesigned their MC2c (compact) 9mm pistol to now include the ability to directly mount a red dot optic to its slide. The Mossberg MC2c was introduced in 2020 and was notable for its ultra-slim profile and stainless-steel black DLC coated slides which made it very concealable and a durable compact option for concealed carry. Now, like the recently released Mossberg MC2sc optic ready subcompact pistols, the MC2c line will feature optics-ready capability and a full co-witness with iron sights.

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NEW: FN Introduces FN 509 Compact MRD Optics-Ready Pistol

Since the introduction of the 509, FN America have steadily expanded the line with midsize and optics ready options. The 509 line has no expanded to include a Compact MRD Optics-Ready variant, the pistol has a 3.7-inch barrel and a compact slide. The 509 Compact will be available in black and FDE at an MSRP of $799.00. Details can be found below.

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TFB EXCLUSIVE: Pre-Production Development of The CZ P-10 C – Part 3

The CZ  P-10 family has grown. CZ started with P-10 C and decided to expand the family to cover both subcompact and full-size guns. The CZ P-10 C is called a compact gun, but I like to consider it less than full size. It is bigger than a Glock 19, with a longer grip. It doesn’t quite fall into the category of a compact pistol in my opinion. I won’t lie, I do wish there was a slightly shorter grip version of the P-10 C, similar to what FN did with the 509M. CZ knocked it out of the park with their other two guns. The CZ P-10 F and the CZ P-10 S. This new family did come with some significant changes.

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TFB EXCLUSIVE: Pre-Production Development of The CZ P-10 C – Part 2

The P-10 C has drastically transformed since its pre-production model.  CZ considered comments and concerns from pre-production validators.  They did change some features that I personally miss.  They improved on others. I believe the pre-production P-10 C was one of the strongest pre-production guns I have ever handled.  Strongest in the sense that it was the most polished and finished of all pre-production guns I have been in contact with.  CZ really tried to produce an all-in-one perfect design, at arguably, one of the best price points. Certainly, the most bang for your buck, pun intended.

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TFB EXCLUSIVE: Pre-Production Development of The CZ P-10 C

The CZ P-10 C is quickly becoming an iconic pistol. Chambered in 9×19, the P-10 C has many features that other pistols in its category do not, while being more affordable than many of its competitors.  I’m not going to give a clinical description of the firearm — I’m here to tell you why I fell so deeply in love with this pistol and why it usurped the M&P and Glock as my favorite striker-fired pistol. This will be a three-part series through the evolution of pre-production to current manufactured P-10 series pistols.

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Kimber Expands Their EVO SP Family to Include EVO SP Stainless Raptor

Kimber have introduced a new entry to the EVO SP family, their line of high-end compact carry 9mm pistols. The Stainless EVO SP Raptor is part of Kimber’s Raptor line of pistols which also includes 1911s. It has top strap serrations and scaled Millenium Wood grips.

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