GLOCK has advertised its pistols as representing “perfection”. Of course, that hasn’t stopped GLOCK from releasing three additional “generations” of improvements on that perfection, which suggests that the earlier generations weren’t really “perfection” after all. Nonetheless, many other firms have set out to make more perfect-er versions of perfection. The German firm Schmeisser GmbH is the latest firm to try its hand at one-upping Gaston’s gang . . .
The major differences between the Schmeisser SLP-9 and a typical GLOCK are as follows:
- No need to pull trigger to disassemble the SLP-9
- Double strike capability
- Truly ambidextrous mag release
- Steel magazines
- Steel guide rod
- Reinforcement for shooting +P+ rounds.
- Short reset trigger
The Schmeisser SLP-9 also features a loaded chamber indicator, tennifer-treated metal, real-deal steel sights set in dovetails:
There is a steel lanyard ring included in the base of the pistol grip:
The two photos below show the beefed up slide rails:
The magazine is an all-steel 17- round affair:
The Schmeisser SLP-9 ships with three backstraps, a nice quality cleaning kit, and a way-better-than-average soft case:
I’d expect a pistol equipped like the SLP-9 to retail somewhere in the $650-700 range, but the Schmeisser rep says that the street price for these guns should be in the $450-500 range. If that’s the case, I think this pistol will be a serious contender.