A new player has entered the U.S.-manufactured pistol market. New Order Firearms is based out of Pennsylvania and is ramping up manufacture of its first firearm, the duty-oriented NO9. It’s available in three model versions, each in three colors. There’s even a fully left-handed version . . .
There is no manual safety. Instead, the trigger pull length is fairly long but clocks in at a smooth, even 5 lbs.
All NO9 models are chambered for 9x19mm. All metal parts are machined from stock — no castings or MIM.
Parts count is fairly low, and the front and rear slide rail blocks are decently sized.
A competition model is available with an extended barrel and front sight actually on that barrel. It shot nicely, but the long trigger pull would have to be changed before anyone actually considered running it for speed.
The NO9L is a mirror-image of the standard NO9. It ejects out the left side and the magazine release is installed for activation from the right.
Mag releases are swappable, though. The slide catch is ambidextrous on all models, and regardless of model the takedown lever remains on the left. It certainly was funny to see the brass shooting out the wrong way while shooting the L. Overall, these pistols seem to be made fairly well — especially for a first iteration — and it appeared as though they were running reliably during Range Day.