When we reviewed the Honor Guard handgun from Honor Defense we judged it to be a good new option for the concealed carry crowd. It passed all of our reliability tests with flying colors. One test we didn’t administer — and may have to in the future — is a drop test. As you may remember, after Omaha Outdoor’s report of a problem, we dropped an off-the-shelf SIG SAUER P320 ourselves…and it failed. Now a similar video shows the Honor Guard handgun failing under the same conditions.
In the video from Patrick Roberts of The Firearm Rack, the Honor Guard is shown to discharge when dropped in the same manner as we found when we dropped the SIG SAUER P320. On the SIG, the issue turned out to be a combination of a heavy trigger blade and some faulty internal mechanics.
A mitigating factor here may be that Patrick reportedly built the pistol that failed the test himself in Honor Defense’s factory, though he says it met all of Honor’s specs and passed muster with them.
Honor Defense has not yet released a statement about Patrick’s findings.