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Grand Power K22s
Perhaps you remember our review of the Grand Power’s X-Calibur. While not without a few flaws, Jon Wayne Taylor was impressed by the affordable Slovakian race gun’s performance. Based on that experience, we take the news of Eagle Imports’ plans to bring three new steel-framed Grand Power guns to market next year as a good thing. The trio includes a full-size .22LR trainer, a .22LR competition pistol along with a .380 12+1 sub-compact EDC gun. You’ll want to continue reading the press release below . . .

Wanamassa, N.J. (January 2016) – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa, Comanche, Grand Power and Llama firearms products, is proud to announce the arrival of three Grand Power pistols to the American shores for the first quarter of 2016: the K22S, the K22 X-TRIM and the CP380. The Grand Power brand employs high quality materials and state-of-the-art processes and manufacturing to deliver an ergonomically designed, low recoil polymer pistol for sport shooting and civilian carry.

The K22S is the 22LR version of the popular K100 pistol. Designed to accommodate the affordable training caliber in a pistol sized and accessorized with all the features of the full-size version, the K22S is made with a steel frame and slide and ergonomic polymer grip. The K22S has a 5″ fixed barrel and a drift-adjustable steel rear sight. The K22S with DA/SA action with easily accessible controls is designed to fit the hand like a glove, offering superior control whether training, target shooting or using as a transition pistol to the K100.

Designed with the sport shooter in mind, the K22 X-TRIM is an exclusive model created for demanding customers expecting top quality, accuracy and an attractive design. Combine this with user comfort and durability and you have an unstoppable competitive firearm. The K22 X-TRIM is made with a steel frame and slide and ergonomic polymer grip. The pistol combines advantages of a 5″ fixed barrel, micrometric Elliason rear sight, fiber optic front sight and the innovative design of the X-TRIM in a 22LR version.

Protect yourself and your loved ones with the CP380. A sub-compact version of the P380 model with DA/SA action, the CP380 is lightweight, reliable and accurate, making it the ideal pistol for everyday carry. The CP380 has a 3.3″ fixed barrel length and a 12+1 capacity with a drift-adjustable steel rear sight. It is made with a steel frame and slide and ergonomic polymer grip with an easily accessible frame mounted thumb safety.

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  1. I wish they made the X-Calibur in a .45ACP version.

    Oh, well. At least my wife is glad they don’t. 🙂

  2. Despite the irony of .22 being an “affordable training caliber”, I’d be interested to see if they come as shown with a 1/2-28 threaded barrel. Also, I know .22 semi auto pistols are finiky, but why can’t someone figure out a way to stuff more than 10 rounds in these things?!

    • function dictates form, and ever since John Moses Browning passed, the world has become a uglier place. Unless you can afford custom guns that cost more than a down payment for a Lambo.

  3. Hmm, could use another .380 pistol since gave my sister-in-law my Bersa Thunder .380 and still have some rounds leftover.

    • I thought it was the 92, CZ, and Ruger’s new RAP, but yeah.

      I mean, I don’t hate it, but it’s clearly just the result of throwing multiple handguns into the same woodchipper and gluing the parts that come out back together.

      • Judging by the picture it has some really sharp points on it. Looks like it would love to snag on stuff.

  4. Grand Power makes excellent pistols. The X Calibur with vented slide is a work of art. Their factory is state of the art and these are vastly superior to any Turkish guns. Try one you will be impressed.

  5. I’ve been wanting to try one of these things since I found out about them last year. If the quality is as good as their former countrymen across the border, then they should be pretty good.

    • Your right I remember reading about difficulties importing .380, but it also has to do with size. The TCP was a no go, hence made here. Or maybe they make it in .22 and swap the barrel and mags when it gets here?

  6. How is it that the X-Trim model has the same length barrel as the S version but is .6″ shorter? (Must be magic.) Or that it has all of those fancy vents on the slide but weighs .6 oz more? (More magic.) And costs $260 more when all it has besides the vents is a target rear sight? I am so confused.

  7. So THAT’S what passes for a 380 sub-compact in Europe? Heavy,large and 1.4″ thick-got it. Grand alright…7″ long-wow.

    • Grand Power doesnt offer any subcompact lightweight carry pistols, but their mid size and full size in 9MM and 40SW are excellent quality pieces.

  8. I suspect the form the slide takes has more to do with reducing mass so that it will function with 22 lr than imitating a Beretta. The CZ Kadet accomplishes this by only having a portion of the slide move. I’ll take a steel slide like that one all day every day over the pot metal slides you find in the likes of the P22 and Mosquito. I have no doubt the K22S is far and away a superior pistol to the aforementioned pot metal turds. Grand Power makes solid quality pistols.

    Regarding the 380, I suspect that pistol was created for markets other than the US (see Glock 25 for a similar gun). There are countries where you’re not allowed to have pistols in military calibers.

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