Due to finally hit the U.S. market in mid-to-late spring of this year, the Archon Type B is the next evolution of the Arsenal Strike One. The unique action and design of these pistols remains highly appealing to me, and the Archon even addresses the trigger issues I had with the Strike One . . .
On the range, this thing is about as flat shooting as they come. It’s fast and it’s accurate; it stays on target and fits in the hand just right. The Type B even has a crisp trigger that talks to you instead of feeling vague and disconnected.
With more of a GLOCK 19 footprint than the Strike One’s GLOCK 17+ size, I think the Type B will appeal to more potential purchasers. This is a pistol that will be seen as a legitimate carry option, now, rather than a too-big-for-CCW competition gun or a range toy.
It’ll likely also prove to be competition for the Hudson H9. Especially because it’s quite a bit less expensive than the Hudson. Of course, it’s still far from inexpensive at an MSRP of $849.95.
Will it be worth that price tag come spring? TTAG will be receiving a loaner unit, and we’ll darn sure find out. Stay tuned.