Gun Review: FK BRNO 7.5 FK Field Pistol

Field Pistol

Imagine feeding a CZ 75 TS and its ammo a steady diet of steroids before sending it to charm school, and you’ll get an idea of what the FK BRNO Field Pistol is all about. This refined bruiser sends a 95 grain bullet downrange at a whopping 2,000 feet per second. Accurately, too. It’ll down hogs or deer or penetrate soft armor out to at least 150 meters . . .

It’s called the 7.5 FK Field Pistol because it shoots a new, proprietary cartridge: the 7.5 FK (or 7.5×27). Coincidentally, the Field Pistol also costs 7.5 thousand dollars. Presumably that isn’t how Luxury Firearms, the Field Pistol’s U.S. importer/distributor, decided on the MSRP figure, but it is a funny coincidence. That’s seven thousand five hundred dollars, just to be clear. $7,500 USD.

9x19 NATO, 9x25 Dillon, 7.5x27 FK

Regard! Left to right: 9mm (IMI 115 grain Di-Cut), 9×25 Dillon (Underwood 90 grain Xtreme Defender), 7.5 FK (95 grain High Terminal Effect).

Neck down a 10mm Auto for a 9mm projectile and you have the 9×25 Dillon. Though FK BRNO states the 7.5 FK is not a necked-down version of any other caliber, it sure looks the part of coming from the same, .30 Remington parent case as the 10mm Auto and 9×25 Dillon. Including the identical 10.8mm base diameter.

So is it a rich man’s 9×25 Dillon? Ehh, not exactly.

Though the Underwood 9×25 stuff seen above sends that 90 grain bullet at a legit 2,000 FPS and the 7.5 FK pushes 95 grains at the same 2,000 FPS, the FK’s .30 caliber projectile is a bit slipperier. It’ll maintain its velocity better over longer distances. It’ll penetrate the aforementioned hog or soft body armor from farther away than the 9×25.

On the other hand, the round is currently proprietary to the Field Pistol and FK BRNO. You can’t buy a $115 conversion barrel for your GLOCK 20 and start shooting 7.5 FK like you can 9×25. Not that the existence of a $550 plastic frame GLOCK would cannibalize sales from a beautiful, $7,500 all-steel luxury firearm anyway. They don’t scratch the same itch.

Don’t expect any GLOCK or 1911 conversions in the future, either. The additional 3.2mm of overall cartridge length is enough to prevent the 7.5 FK from fitting “in any other manufacturer’s magazine.” I suppose we’re excepting the Coonan .357s and Desert Eagles and such, but okay, I get the drift.

They’re extremely nice magazines, by the way. High quality, fantastic finish, feed lips that don’t gouge your thumb. They hold 15 for sure or potentially 16 rounds, depending on how strong that thumb is (and whether you’re on the U.S. site or the Czech site — metric system?).

As for the Field Pistol itself, the handgun clearly began with the CZ 75 design. The slide rides inside of the frame on full-length rails.

Anyone familiar with the CZ 75 series fire control group will immediately recognize the Field Pistol’s. It’s a single action only setup like the 75 SA, TS, and a few other CZ models.

What’s noticeably different: the recoil system. FK BRNO has moved the recoil spring down well below the barrel. This setup may reduce muzzle flip by lowering the spring’s “push” point and giving it less leverage above the shooter’s hand.

That recoil spring plug is a heavy chunk of steel. It may be at the front of the slide when the gun’s at rest, but when the Field Pistol fires and cycles, the weight moves rearwards along with the slide. According to patent drawings, this affects how the gun’s center of mass moves during cycling. Again, this appears to be aimed primarily at reducing muzzle rise.

I don’t know about all that, but I can tell you that the Field Pistol is highly controllable and recoil is entirely comfortable. Though you know from the solid push and the big bada boom that you’re firing an extremely powerful handgun. About 850 ft-lbs powerful. That’s 136% more than a 9mm’s 360 ft-lbs.

While that lower recoil system is a novel design that almost certainly does lessen muzzle flip, some of the Field Pistol’s ability to soak up recoil is simply due to its size and weight. This bad boy is 10.25 inches long and weighs a hair over 46 ounces.

It’s called the “Field Pistol” because it’s for use in “the field,” though, right? Plus it came with a holster in its waterproof, lockable, Pelican-style case. So . . .

I carried it. For a week straight. It’s silly long but it carries shockingly well (I’m sure the Klik Belts belt helped support the weight). It even conceals well as long as you wear a long shirt or jacket. Or move my wallet (not pictured) and tuck the Field Pistol’s muzzle into my back pocket as suggested by Chris. Or appendix carry it and look happy to see you.

No doubt this easy carrying nature is due to the Field Pistol being so nice and smooth and polished and rounded and dehorned. The thing has practically no edges. The controls are rounded and beveled and de-edge-ified and the trigger guard is beautifully sculpted and the beavertail is softly shaped.

It isn’t a thick gun, either. Frame width is an inch, not counting the slide stop and safety.

Square-back aluminum grip panels add very little to the Field Pistol’s one-inch width stat. They looked like they’d be uncomfortable but they felt good in my hands. That wide surface likely helps spread out the recoil impulse. It sounds like other options will be available, too, including rounded versions and wood, plastic, and G10 panels.

A magazine well funnel aids mag insertion without increasing the Field Pistol’s footprint much. One small gripe: even though the grip panel screws were tight, I could feel the panels wiggle a little when I inserted a fresh magazine. They have just a tiny bit of play on the frame.

Otherwise, fit and finish are extremely good. Machining is excellent and there are no tool marks on or in the Field Pistol.

The 6-inch barrel fits snugly and precisely in the slide, locking up securely at the muzzle and the lugs.

Slide-to-frame fit is also precise. There’s zero wiggle and the slide moves like it’s on glass.

Grip serrations are precise and clean, the nitride finish is even and deep, and man hours were definitely spent on a polishing wheel after this thing exited the CNC.

The only flaw I found was a little rainbow-shaped discoloration swirl in the nitriding on the slide above “Field Pistol.” As this was already a used gun when I got my hands on it, I can’t say if it left the factory that way or if it happened later.

In keeping with the field use theme, the FK’s single action trigger isn’t tuned to the level of a competition gun. It breaks at four pounds and it does exhibit a few millimeters of creep after the take-up is taken up. It’s smooth enough, but doesn’t enjoy the benefit of hand polished internals.

Ultimately, it’s a good trigger but it’s nowhere near a decent 1911’s trigger and it falls short of the factory trigger on a CZ Tactical Sport, for example, too. I’d be very pleased with it if the gun didn’t cost $7,500.

A set screw through the face of the trigger allows for end-user adjustment of overtravel. I found it was adjusted just fine from the factory, but unfortunately it didn’t stay that way.

The set screw is a bit loose in the trigger’s threads and, while the owner’s manual suggests using blue Loctite before tuning the screw yourself, for $7,500 I’d kind of like them to do that before shipping the gun to me. At the least, the threads should be cut tighter so the screw doesn’t walk out progressively farther while firing until it’s noticeably poking into one’s finger. I screwed it back in four or five times during the course of testing, too lazy to Loctite it on a loaner gun but continually wishing I had.

From the extended magazine release to the nicely sculpted slide stop and manual thumb safety, the controls were great. Positioned in just the right spots and shaped in just the right way.

And then there’s the sights. I can’t say I was a big fan of the front sight; finding it to be very small and somewhat dark. It has a painted red dot on it, but it just isn’t bright enough to stand out against some backgrounds.

However, the rear sight is something unique and cool. FK BRNO calls this the “Butterfly Sight,” and as you can see it’s a rear peep.

Center the front dot in the rear circle, center it on your target, and squeeze the trigger. It’s a precise and simple aiming system that maintains a good view of your target, blocking less of it than a traditional sight setup.

It isn’t fast to acquire, in part because of how small and dark that front sight was for me, but it’s precise.

On the range, Chris and I were reliably pinging a small steel IPSC silhouette from 106 and 125 yards standing and seated. Aligning these sights for long shots is easier for me than with traditional pistol sights. And those fast-moving copper slugs sure leave their mark.

That was after adjusting the sights, though. Feeling I was hitting left after shooting an initial 10 rounds through the gun, I plunked down and shot a group at 25 yards with the Field Pistol rested on a table. Sure enough, POI was well left.

The group was pretty darn good, though. Likely as good as I’m personally capable of with iron sights on a pistol at 25 yards, if I’m honest, what with my in-need-of-vision-correction dominant eye.

Drifting the rear sight is very easily accomplished by loosening two set screws. At that point, the sight slides freely in its dovetail. I got the FK sighted in without too much fuss, but was disappointed to find that the sight had to be at the most extreme right side of its dovetail, almost protruding, and indented on the left side for the gun to shoot straight.

While this is totally normal in many cases, it isn’t something I’d be happy with if I paid $7,500 for this pistol. Actually, I wouldn’t be happy with it in an Ed Brown or Nighthawk or other, similar gun at less than half the price and I’d probably be more like “pissed” if this were my Field Pistol.

If the Butterfly Sight doesn’t tickle your fancy, a standard 2-dot rear is also included with the Field Pistol. It’s a perfectly nice steel sight but, again, considering the price of the Field Pistol it’s hard not to see this unit as a bit lackluster. A serrated, black rear blade all target style and fully adjustable would be far more appropriate.

Though my tester didn’t come with it, an optional RMR mount can replace the rear sight and allow the use of, well, a Trijicon RMR or other reflex optic that uses the same mount pattern.

Included in the box was a higher strength recoil spring. I didn’t realize that initially, and commented within the first couple magazines that the gun was under-sprung. The recoil impulse was sharp from the slide slamming into its travel stop and brass was entering low earth orbit. I was frustrated and somewhat miffed that such a nice and expensive firearm could be, in my opinion, improperly tuned to such an extent.

Thankfully, the stiffer recoil spring fixed that up and the Field Pistol felt better and ejected empty cases an appropriate and more consistent distance. I still think the spring could be a couple/few pounds heavier, but it would make the slide harder to rack and FK has probably achieved a nice balance with the higher strength spring. However, I have no idea why the light one is installed from the factory or why it even exists.

7.5 FK ammo is being manufactured in the U.S. and will be available through Luxury Firearms and their dealers. MSRP is $70 for a 50-round box.

TTAG burned through $280 worth without a single malfunction. The Field Pistol fed, fired, and ejected every round. It hit steel reliably at 125 yards. It exploded 2 liters of soda and jugs of water with great prejudice. It produces a heck of a boom and a satisfying, smooth, strong-yet-controllable and comfortable recoil.

It’ll whiz through IIIA soft armor, though we didn’t specifically test that. I have tested the aforementioned 90 grain 9×25 Dillon load, though, and it passed through a IIIA vest front and rear with a Rubber Dummy in the middle. So this skinnier, heavier, just-as-fast 7.5 round should as well.

Of note: it isn’t an expanding hollow point design. The front “cup” is there for aerodynamics and simply sheds off upon impact, leaving a caliber-diameter, solid copper slug to do the dirty work. Penetration is fairly extreme; like a yard through ballistics gel.

When all is said and done, I’m left wanting the 7.5 FK round in a PDW. In a little SBR pistol caliber carbine job. I admit I may not “get it” in this giant pistol application. I just don’t see somebody paying $7,500 for this gun and then dragging it into the field on hunts for feral pigs or deer.

FK BRNO’s and Luxury Firearms’ strong focus is ballistics beyond 100 meters. Long range competition and silhouette shooting, but mostly hunting. While there is no doubt that the caliber is capable of it and the pistol is plenty accurate enough, and the peep sight layout helps, most shooters still won’t be capable of consistent, ethical shots on a hog or deer at these ranges from a handgun. Not even on a stationary creature, such as the one they appear to have gut shot in their promo video (yes, that’s Rob Pincus, who’s a great shot).

They also push tactical applications. Again, I can see it for the caliber but not for the pistol (maybe with the folding stock and a red dot). It’s too big, too heavy, and too expensive for Operator use.

The powers that be were somewhat irate upon seeing my 7.5 FK vs. 9×25 Dillon video. I don’t “get it,” it’s insane to compare it to a GLOCK, it isn’t for close range use, it’s too luxurious for frivolous use, you must shoot it at 130 meters, you’re doing it wrong, etc.

Frankly, I don’t think I am. In my opinion, the Field Pistol is a BBQ gun. It’s going to be a collector item for wealthy individuals. Maybe it’ll get shot once a year on July 4th when it comes out of the vault to impress friends and provide some good ol’ American fun. Doing what? Exploding watermelons and 2 liters from ranges the average Joe can hit with a pistol.

Specifications: FK BRNO 7.5 FK Field Pistol

Length: 10.25 inches
Barrel Length: 6 inches
Width: 1 inch
Height: 5.63 inches with Butterfly Sight
Weight: 46 ounces (2.866 pounds)
Magazine Capacity: 15 or 16 rounds
Finish: nitride
Action: single action, hammer-fired
MSRP: $7,500

Ratings (out of five stars):

Style and appearance  * * * * *
It has style, it has presence, and it’s obviously high-end. I’d cast it in a movie for sure.

Ergonomics  * * * * 
It’s possible I’d enjoy the grip panels with the rounded rear even more, but the Field Pistol’s ergos are still top notch. A bit heavy, though, and long in a holster.

Quality  * * 
At $1,999 I’d probably give the Field Pistol five stars here. On a price point curve, though, it falls painfully behind less expensive yet nicer competition from the likes of Nighthawk, Cabot, Ed Brown, Carolina Arms Group, Korth, etc. The trigger should be polished, tuned, and adjusted from the factory with a set screw that doesn’t walk out, the sight shouldn’t have to be drifted until one side is almost dangling out of the dovetail to get POI on target, and the grip panels shouldn’t wiggle. It’s a very well-made gun, but it isn’t a hand-tuned, custom gun; yet it’s twice the price of one.

Accuracy  * * * 
It’s solidly accurate, but better accuracy can be had for far less money. For instance, some custom 1911 manufacturers guarantee tighter groups from some of their 1911s for under $3k. I’ve shot tighter groups with production CZs. The Field Pistol is accurate, but in no way is it in a class of its own. Except on price.

Reliability  * * * * *
Zero issues.

Overall  * * * 
This is a tough one. On one hand, the Field Pistol is a fantastic, unique gun. It’s beautiful and well-made. It’s fun to shoot. It’s a veritable hand cannon. It could be a five star gun were it offered at a reasonable price. But if you’re after 800+ ft-lbs in a semi-auto pistol you can shoot 9×25 Dillon or .460 Rowland starting at about $650. If you’re after high-end precision, finish, fit, and accuracy you can get a completely custom, hand-made 1911 for under $4k. But if you’re after rarity and exclusivity that can still be used — perhaps taking it out on July 4th to explode some fruit — the $7,500 Field Pistol will definitely fit the bill.

comments

  1. avatar MyName says:

    I’m curious about the super-cool boutique round, it is pretty, and I’d like to try those sights but, other than those, I don’t really get it.

    I’d just like to get CZ to make a 75B in 10mm and call it a day. I’d be all over that.

    1. avatar binder says:

      Tanfoglio Witness Elite Stock II 15+1 10mm 4.5, $1000

      FYI the 75b is small frame and will never take 10 mm, it would be a CZ 97 10 mm (if they ever do it, there have been prototypes)

      1. avatar MyName says:

        Cool, thanks – I’ll check out the witness and CZ 97.

        1. avatar Reef Blastbody says:

          The CZ-97 is only manufactured in .45ACP, so the breech face is too large for 10MM. Even if you had a 10MM barrel made and a modified follower so the magazine would feed the 10MM rounds reliably, the rounds would not seat or extract properly since the breech face is .05″ too big.

          The Witness series pistols are pretty much it for a CZ style handgun in 10MM. Fortunately, Tanfoglio intended the guns to be able to swap calibers very simply by changing slides and magazines. Tanfoglio and EAA offer conversion kits, consisting of a new slide/barrel/recoil assembly and magazine, though they’re only $20 or $30 less expensive than a complete pistol. The calibers supported are 9MM, 10MM, .40S&W, .38Super, and .45ACP. I think there were also .357SIG barrels made for the .40S&W conversion kits, and it wouldn’t surprise me if 9X25 Dillon barrels existed for the 10MM conversion kits.

        2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          It’s fine; people have converted 97s to 10mm before. The breech face is larger than it needs to be but the spring loaded extractor still grabs the rim sufficiently well. Same with the various conversion barrels for Glock 21 slides that convert them down to smaller calibers. Worst case, should you want to do something wild like convert a .45 slide to 9mm via a new barrel, you could sell an extended extractor with a longer claw to reach into the smaller rim properly. I’ve run my 9×25 D conversion barrel in both a G20 and a G21 slide and it runs fine either way. Obviously my .460 Rowland barrel only works in the G21 slide though. Caliber conversions are great 🙂

  2. avatar Kroglikepie says:

    I like the ballistics, and I dig the space gun look, but the platform just doesn’t cut it for me at that price point. A PDW in that caliber would be pretty sweet though.

  3. avatar BLoving says:

    “Because it exists”
    “Because it’s awesome”
    “Because I make more money than you”
    “Because I can, ‘Murica!”
    Yeah, I get all that… I was wondering how many they’d need to sell before the popularity and demand would justify ramping up production and thus bringing the price down to a more reasonable number… but then – that would defeat the real purpose of this gun: it is intended to be rare and exclusive and a “cheaper version” would defeat its own reason to exist. Oh, well.
    🤠

  4. avatar Alex Waits says:

    The company will find a market, but it wont be in the gun community. This is in the same vein of those 100k shotguns. It looks cool, shoots a neat cartridge (GTFO a 1.40 a round) but the folks who own them won’t be gun people, they’ll be rich people that have enough expendable income to have a hobby of the month. I don’t begrudge anyone for their wealth or a company trying to separate it from them, but we are not the market for this gun, and I suspect the company knows this, and just wanted some hype and publicity with the way they introduced this product.

  5. avatar Grant says:

    I agree, it looks like a wonderful pistol. It just isn’t $7.5k worth of wonderful.

    I would like to see other pistols in 7.5mm. The round looks like it has real promise. I’ve never been much of a revolver person, so having options like the 10mm, 9×25, etc is nice when you want more power than the usual suspects It also avoids the issues of rimmed cases in something like a Desert Eagle, not to mention the overly large grip, huge size in general and excessive weight.

    I’m going to be purchasing a G20 this summer when my GSSF coupon shows up. I’m probably going to have to spring for a 9×25 barrel too. I was originally looking at .357 Sig, just for something different. The Dillon round outclasses it though and it won’t be any harder to reload, so why not?

    1. avatar binder says:

      Re-chamber a large frame Witness 9mm Barrel for 9×25 Dillon??

  6. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Reminds me of a Stechkin.

    At that price i imagine i will only see one in the movies.

    Makes me want a nice CZ 75 again.

  7. avatar MiserableBastard says:

    That was some detailed review, now I know why there was a 2 week offset from video post to now. Great work as always!

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Thanks. I intended to publish like 12 days ago but have been a bit swamped and the review was like 1/4 written for a week. All these years later and I’m still surprised by how long it takes me to write a gun review in terms of actual hours of active writing.

  8. avatar David says:

    Jeremy, great review! But at that price I’d rather just get a few Glocks and 10 barrels for various calibers and have money left over for ammo! And what have you got against Big Red? 😉 Wouldn’t some cheap store brand have been better to use? I almost shed a tear! 😉 And I’d like to know where the vid and review of the Glock 20 9×25 Dillon is so I can check it out! Thanks!

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      I thought Big Red was a cheap store brand.

      KIDDING, kidding. I know how you Southerners love it 😉 . It was actually a last-minute thing. I was almost at the range when it occurred to me that I should shoot a couple fun targets with each caliber, and I popped into a gas station (the only thing within 15 miles) and got what I could get. All the 2 liters were priced the same, and I chose the Big Red for the bright color. Thought about some cans of pork and beans and such but didn’t want to make the range all nasty.

      1. avatar David says:

        And the 9×25 Dillon zipping thru armor and such? Oh, if you get the chance can you see what the 9mm xtreme defender 65 gainers will do in +P? Thanks again!

  9. avatar William Ashbless says:

    Where have I seen a .30 caliber, 100 grain bullet, traveling 2,000 FPS before?

    Technological innovations aside, did they kind of reinvent the .30 Carbine?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Ah yeah! I forgot to mention that. It’s a good comparison.

    2. avatar Patrick says:

      The advantage of this would be that it achieves these velocities with a much shorter barrel. I believe a typical (110 gr) .30 Carbine gets around 1600fps out of a 5-6″ barrel? I may be off a little.

      Also, the cartridge is shorter and fits better into a grip magazine. (It is shorter, right? Does anyone have the length? Sorry if I missed that part.) The AMT Automag seems to be a little large and single stacky.

  10. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Damn you Jeremy!
    You need to get on a plane and bring that piece up here so I can shoot it.
    I’ve got a serious case of “gottahaveititis”

  11. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    My bet is it becomes a “hollywood” gun. For $7500 I’m looking at a Korth.

  12. avatar Heywood says:

    You put a 7500 dollar gun down on a rock and a jagged one at that how many times? Cool, I’m sure the owners appreciate that.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “You put a 7500 dollar gun down on a rock and a jagged one at that how many times?”

      You beat me to it, Haywood.

      Jeremy, have you gotten any feedback from the company about laying that gorgeously-finished gun finish on bare rock?

    2. avatar Dracon1201 says:

      It’s a “Field Pistol,” if you can’t set it on a rock, it’s obviously not made for the field.

    3. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      And glass.

      Nitriding is super durable. Laying it straight down, gently, onto a rock and lifting it straight up, carefully, shouldn’t do anything to even a fragile, soft finish. Which this isn’t. And Texas limestone is soft enough to chisel away at with a spoon. That rock is way softer than nitrided steel.

      But I agree with the above. It’s either a “field pistol” or it isn’t. While I kinda argue that it’s highly unlikely to be used this way by the people who purchase it and I think in practice it’ll be more of a collector safe queen than something that’s going to find its way out in the field, I did want to test it out as the marketing intends so I carried it, shot it at long-ish distances, photographed it on a rock, etc…

  13. avatar raptor jesus says:

    This pistol is the answer to a question nobody asked.

  14. avatar neiowa says:

    Dear BRNO for $7500 you please include a new ZB vz. 26 (in 7.62NATO w/a dozen mags). Thank you.

  15. avatar Ralph says:

    Only 7500 balloons each? Zowie, I’ll take two, but I want one in mauve and the other in puce, s’il vous plaît. And have them delivered by a Las Vegas stripper in a mobile hot tub with a chilled bottle of Cristal and a fresh, hot pizza with extra pepperoni. Is that really too much to ask?

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      You forgot to mention the ounce of blow!

  16. avatar Marcus says:

    Or for 1/7th the cost you can buy an FN Five-seven and get something with similar performance without getting a second mortgage.

    1. avatar Ed says:

      you could get a 5-seven and a PS90 to share the ammo and still come out ahead

      1. avatar Ardent says:

        Is this almost the SOCOM vs HAM’R argument again? I’m in on an FN 5-7 and a P90 combo over this. Economics may be individual and thus cost versus performance arguments moot for well heeled buyers. . . but there has to be some objective point at which loss of interoperability (ala the 5-7/P90 combo) and extreme increases in cost ($7500 for something that is still in the realm of a 9×25/5-7??) demonstrate such a reduction in return on investment that it’s simply not worth it anymore. I don’t know exactly where that point is, but as it is I can’t see a practical argument for this gun/ammo offering . . . if you have some strange, nearly unique need, or such wealth that the price isn’t a consideration, great, but it seems to me as if that is an awfully small number of consumers to develop a cartridge/gun for. . .

        I mean really, if the choice were between a 5-7 and a P90 and holsters, accessories spare mags and a sizable amount of ammo or this. . . what is the argument for this?

        On the other hand, it’s their R&D money, and I don’t HAVE to buy one. . . I suppose there is intrinsic value in innovation and pushing the envelop of the possible. . . it’s just difficult to imagine this product line ever successfully generating a positive return on investment for its developer.

        1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          The 5.7×28 has a nice, flat trajectory and is fast enough to penetrate IIIA armor out to a pretty long distance (with the correct projectiles, which are hard to come by), but I wouldn’t say its performance is equivalent. The 7.5 FK produces like 125% more energy.

  17. avatar James in AZ says:

    My conjecture for the lighter recoil spring is that it’s for “normal” operating conditions, as the only job of that spring on a hammer-fired, short-recoil pistol is to push the slide forward. No more.

    If the shooter expects “field” conditions where foreign matter can slow down the slide, then it’s time for the heavier spring.

    A lighter recoil spring gives a sharper push back when the slide reaches the rearmost, while a heavier spring makes the muzzle shake a bit more when the slide hits the foremost. No free lunch.

    1. avatar binder` says:

      I think that light spring is there so when someone looks at it in a gun shop they can rack it. People do not like to buy guns that are hard to rack. I have seen gun counter staff struggle with regular CZs.

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        binder, that’s pretty smart.

  18. avatar Tile Floor says:

    I’ll take one as a duty pistol, please.

  19. avatar little horn says:

    so basically its a rebuilt, gimmicked up….tokarev.

  20. avatar Pat H says:

    I’m sure that 7.5×27 is priced to move, too.

  21. avatar GS650G says:

    With the red grips it looks like a toy pistol.

  22. avatar Frank in VA says:

    I can’t afford it, but I’m not going to piss on it because 1) it looks to be a unique design and 2) there isn’t a de facto clone available for $500 or so.

    Neither of these things be said of 1911s that cost that much, and all of those I heartily piss on.

  23. avatar Philthegardner says:

    I have something like that. Large pistol firing a proprietary round launching a light bullet at 2000fps? Big boom? Flat shooting to 150 yards? Costs less than 750 clams? That’s my RIA 22TCM.
    Yeah, I know the finish and sharp edges leave a lot to be desired but I don’t have a lot of extra cash to burn on range toys.

  24. avatar Barnbwt says:

    Ya’ll need physics class. Just as with the Hudson, location of spring does not impact recoil torque because the gun is a closed system. Added or reduced off-center force on the slide is equal and opposite to that in the frame. The same masses in the same place are still moving the same way, guided by rails. The only purpose is to move the barrel lower like the H9, or create a large void like the CZ,or to look like a Robocop gun like both.

  25. avatar Gunr says:

    Myself, I think it’s a bit ugly in the forward area, and please tell me those grips just look that color because of the camera and reproduction problems. Red orange grips? Not in a heartbeat!

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      They’re pretty much a pure red but not a super deep red. Most of those photos on the rock have reflection from brown plants and brown dirt and such that give it that hue. That 1/4-facing rear photo is fairly true to real color, and the video may give a better idea. Or the various studio photos on the Luxury Firearms website.

  26. avatar FlamencoD says:

    Interesting, but ugly design IMO. I think I would prefer to just buy a nice 10mm 1911. Maybe that doesn’t carry the same novelty, but I’m not really into spending $7,500 just because I want to show it off to my friends on July 4th.

  27. avatar Jeremy S. says:

    I was reading through the paperwork once more today. Thought this was kind of funny: “…the gun practically has a life time warranty except for the wearable parts.” 😉

    …looks like they expect 20,000 to 30,000 rounds out of the barrel.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      “Except wearable parts”
      That doesn’t leave much, maybe the sights, if you don’t do any adjusting.
      Oh yes, the case. Oh no, that isn’t covered either, you have to open it to get the pistol out of there. That would wear on the hinges.

  28. avatar Brandon Bowers says:

    I like it but not $7500 like it. Seems to me that they’ve taken a 9×25, stretched the case 2mm longer and then necked it to .30 cal. Length is 37mm COAL

    Basically 30 Carbine performance in a semiauto pistol and faster than a 327 Federal Magnum.

    Like I mentioned. I like it, but not $7500.
    I bet Ruger makes a nice 6 shot Blackhawk / Vaquero out of this. It will fit the cylinders

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