Don’t worry, you aren’t imagining things. The Stryk pistol seen above looks familiar for good reason. You know Salient Arms, the guys who pimp out GLOCKs? Well, they’ve given the magic touch to the Arsenal Strike One as part of a new partnership between Arsenal Firearms, Prime Ammunition, and Salient Arms International called the Prime Manufacturing Group. Salient isn’t just going to be modifying Strike Ones, though. This is part of a much bigger announcement . . .
The Arsenal Strike One will no longer be sold in the U.S. It is to be replaced by the Stryk, which is going to be manufactured by Salient and sold by Salient/PMG. The gun in these photos is the base model. Not only is it very much upgraded from the Strike One, but it’s less expensive. MSRP is dropping nearly a hundred bucks to about $769 and, despite that, dealers will actually have a larger margin on it. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t near-giddy about this pistol.
I think Nick might be as well. We both shot it at SHOT Show Range Day and loved it. Salient has fixed every gripe I had about the Strike One. Nick told me that he dumped a full magazine as quickly as he possibly could and that this low bore axis, flat-shooting wonder put every round in center mass at 20 yards. I don’t have his mad skillz, but this gun still made me look darn good. It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t lose focus of the front sight while shooting.
In the next couple of days I’ll be taking a tour of Prime Ammunition‘s warehouse. They’re offering match-grade ammunition direct to consumer through their website, as well as selling wholesale to dealers. Apparently the consistency of the loadings is as good as anything on the market, but the price is more affordable. It isn’t vapor ware, either, as there’s 20 million-some-odd rounds in their warehouse. Including a few flavors of .22 LR. Apparently. We’ll report back with a lot more information on Prime Ammo and what’s in the cards for PMG shortly.