Changing Tastes In Firearms- How Have Your Tastes For Pistols Changed?

As a child, there were several foods and dishes that loathed, and getting me to eat said food usually took the threat of a spanking if I didn’t. Since then, however, I’ve grown to love some of those foods which, now I can’t imagine not being part of my diet. I’ve found the same phenomenon is true when it comes to firearms. This will be a short series on how our changing tastes in firearms have influenced our gun collections. We’ll focus this article on our changing tastes in pistols, so make sure you join in on the comment section and tell us how your pistol collection started, and where it’s going.

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FB Radom VIS 100 M1 Magazines & Spare Parts Kits Are Now Available

Last year, the Polish FB Radom VIS 100 M1 pistol made its debut in the United States thanks to Arms of America working with FB Radom to import it for the U.S. market. VIS 100 M1 pistols are still for sale at Arms of America and Atlantic Firearms, but they also recently added spare VIS 100 M1 magazines and parts kits. Spare 10-round magazines have been available during the earlier batches of importation, however, 15-round and 17-round magazines are now available on both dealers’ websites.

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FB Radom Celebrates Production of 100,000 MSBS Grot Rifles

Poland’s FB Radom have celebrated their 100,000 MSBS Grot coming off the production line. The Grot was developed in the mid-2000s and entered production in 2017, with it entering service with the Polish armed forces in 2018, first with the Polish Territorial Defence Forces. It has also been used in large numbers by the Ukrainian armed forces since 2022. The rifle has gone through a number of iterations since entering service with an A3/M3 model in the works and the 7.62x51mm designated marksman rifle, the Grot 762N, also preparing for large-scale production.

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FB Radom Introduces New Pistol – the MPS

In September, at the 2023 MSPO defense exhibition in Poland, FB Radom unveiled their newest pistol – the MPS. The MPS is a striker-fired, polymer-framed 9x19mm pistol. It has a removable fire control unit which can be removed from the weapon’s frame. This allows the user to select the frame that suits their requirements, the grip can also be adapted with three different sizes of grip panels. The pistol is double-action only and reportedly weighs 600g or 21oz unloaded.

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TFB Review: FB Radom's VIS 100 M1 Pistol – The Polish Military Sidearm

The Polish VIS 100 M1 pistol from Fabrika Broni is an upgraded variant of the pistol that is currently issued to the Polish Armed Forces, the VIS 100 (no “M1”) while the primary advantage of the civilian M1 version provides an optics-ready capability. The history of the VIS 100 M1 can be traced back to the early 1990s when Poland began looking inward for the production of a pistol for the armed forces. This search saw a couple different designs, the MAG 95 and the WIST-94, the latter of which was adopted in 1999. The MAG pistol was updated in 1998, and again in 2008. In 2018, the evolution of the MAG design, the VIS 100, started being issued to the Polish Armed Forces, replacing the WIST-94. The VIS 100 M1 is imported and sold by Arms of America, and is also available through Atlantic Firearms, who graciously provided the review sample you see here.

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POTD: VIS-a-VIS

Today’s Photo Of The Day is a picture by Tactical Imports Corporation (Canada) showing two Polish FB “Łucznik” Radom 9mm pistols – the VIS 35 and VIS 100M1. The former was designed in 1930 and adopted by the Polish Army in 1936. The latter, VIS 100M1, is the civilian version of the VIS 100 pistol which was adopted by the Polish Army in 2019. The VIS 100M1 has recently crossed the pond and is now available in the USA and Canada.

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The FB Radom VIS 100 M1 Pistol Is Finally For Sale In The U.S.

Two years ago, we reported that the Polish FB Radom VIS 100 M1 pistol had begun its red tape process of being imported into the United States. After a longer than expected journey, the VIS 100 M1 pistols finally arrived and are available through Arms of America, and Atlantic Firearms. For those that haven’t been following this pistol, the VIS 100 M1 is an optics-ready, fully ambidextrous, metal framed, double action/single action pistol, that’s an evolution beyond the Polish Army’s VIS 100 (no “M1”, previously known as the PR-15 or Ragun). Atlantic Firearm’s description and specs can be found below.

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[SHOT 2022] Polish FB Radom VIS-100 M1 9mm Pistol

FB Radom had a variety of firearms displayed at their SHOT Show 2022 booth. One of the most anticipated guns of this Polish company in the US market is probably the MSBS GROT family of rifles. Unfortunately, the company could not tell any details concerning the importation of these rifles. What they do start importing to the USA is the VIS-100 M1 pistol which will soon be available via Arms Of America. This is the civilian version of the VIS-100 pistol (formerly known as PR-15) adopted by the Polish military.

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Poland's Designated Marksman Rifles

Back in March,  we reported that the Polish Army is seeking a new Designated Marksman Rifle. It has been reported by Polish media sources that FB Radom and Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów have been approached to submit proposals to fulfill the Polish Army’s requirements. This month, while attending DSEI 2021 in London, we got a look at both of the rifles reported to be in the running for the Polish Army’s DMR tender. Both companies are part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ SA) or the Polish Armaments Group. PGZ unites Poland’s defense industry under a single state-owned holding company.

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Poland Seeks New Designated Marksman Rifle

The Polish Army is seeking a new Designated Marksman Rifle. It has been reported by Polish media sources that FB Radom and Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów have been approached to submit proposals to fulfill the Polish Army’s requirements.

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Media Drama Over MSBS GROT Assault Rifle Causes National Security Concerns in Poland

On January 25, Polish media outlet Onet.pl  published an article about the MSBS GROT, the new service rifle recently introduced by the Polish Armed Forces. The MSBS Grot is produced by Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” in Radom, part of the Polish Armaments Group, a state-owned holding company. The article reported on a series of trials conducted by a team of experts led by Pawel Moszner, a former Polish SOF officer and ex-member of the Polish GROM unit. Moszner decided to test the rifle as it had apparently earned an unpopular reputation among Polish SOF operators.

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Polish FB Radom Mini Beryl 5.56/.223 AK Pistols Now Available

The Arms of America first announced their plans of importing Polish FB Radom Mini Beryl pistols back at SHOT Show 2020. Fast forward a little over a year and these AK pistols are now in the USA and available through Arms of America and Atlantic Firearms. Let’s see what features these mini AKs pack.

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The Polish VIS 100 M1 (Ragun, PR-15) Pistol Is Coming To America

FB Radom’s newest military sidearm has gone by several names, such as “Ragun”, “PR-15” and most recently, upon it’s official adoption by the Polish armed forces, the “VIS 100”. Followers of the development of this double action/single action (DA/SA) pistol have been hopeful that it would be imported into the U.S. at some point. Well, there seems to be some recent evidence that an importation deal is in the works. It also appears that the civilian version will have a few extra upgrades over its military issued version.

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FB Radom Introduce Special Edition wz. 35 Pistol

Back in December 2017, TFB reported that FB Radom were working to bring Poland’s iconic pistol of World War Two, the wz. 35 VIS back into limited production. With 2018 marking the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regained independence at the end of the First World War the company have announced that a very special limited run will be produced.

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Wooden Gun Replica Maker Komatsu Factory Visits FB Radom

Taisei Komatsu, the man behind Komatsu Factory’s impressive wooden gun replicas, has been hosted by FB Radom enjoying a tour of the factory and getting some time behind the company’s weapons.

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