One of the best reasons to travel to Montana last week (besides the jaw-dropping beauty of the Flathead Valley) was the chance to finally get my hands the new Schmeisser SLP-9. The German engineered wundergun that was teased at this year’s SHOT Show now has more aggressive slide serrations, ships with two 17-round steel magazines, three backstraps and a cleaning kit.
Despite a heavier-than-expected trigger pull, the gun shot fast and accurately. With its short re-set, follow-up shots came quickly. Lefties will appreciate its fully ambidextrous mag releases.
One of the gun’s best features to a lot of people will be the selling price. MSRP will be about $499 with a street price likely in the $450 range. That’s a lot of Teutonic pistol for your samolian.
Schmeisser was also showing off a few of their new all-German made ARs:
I’ll leave the evaluation of these to Tyler and Nick, as we hope to get a model or two to review soon. From a casual rifle shooter’s perspective, the guns are beautifully built, shot wonderfully and accurately and featured particularly impressive triggers. I don’t have exact pricing on any of these models yet, but suffice it to say they probably won’t be budget guns.