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Any gun geek should know about Poland’s history of high-quality arms manufacturing, although few of us have seen more than their Beryls, Tantals, and the collectible Radom 1911 clones. This year Beryl and Radom are displaying their BRS-99 carbines and pistols, along with several other guns (not pictured) which you and I will never see for sale. The BRS-99, however, has at least a tiny chance of making it here . . .

If you think you see a trace of UZI DNA in this design, you wouldn’t be mistaken. It’s a blowback 9mm carbine or pistol, modified from the original Polish subgun. It’s already for civilian sale in Canada (go figure) and its being imported into the US in limited numbers, but no US civilian distributor is lined up. That’s never a good sign.

The sitrep is grim for this little gun. Price? TBD. Weight? Too much. ETA? MIA.┬áBut I don’t care. It’s obscure and I desire it.

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  1. The germans were more than happy to take all the arms that poland and the Czech’s could produce during the war. The Radom pistol was a welcome addition to the germans. They were a pistol happy bunch. Civilian occupations got uniforms and sidearms. Postal workers, meter readers. And any German civilians that worked in the occupied countries were equipped with sidearms. Even the clerk typists.

    Quality of production was high in both countries. The poles had the 98 mauser as their service rifle. It made sense for the Germans to keep those factories running.

  2. Half-assed marketing plan, inadequate production plan, but an interesting product you’ll never get.

    Omg, I just plugged “Beryl” into google.translate, Polish-to-English. It came back as “Kel-Tec.” Huh. Curious, that.

  3. I don’t even want to think about another unavailable 9mm Carbine.
    Please KT, get off the X and build some Sub2K’s before I go and but a CX4!
    The fold up is just so hard to beat.

  4. The Polish made 1911 “clone” you all speak of is not a clone of the 1911 at all. It’s called the pistolet wz. 35 Vis. It was loosely based on the 1911 but had a lot of differences internally.

  5. You can get Beryles RT imports sold some this year. Not a AK-101 fan if you want a mouse caliber AK get a AK-74. This looks fun and a rare item. I hope CAI could make a civi legal Bison style carbine soon.

  6. Hi, this is David from Poland, BRS-99 used to by my favourite weapon.
    Is it configurable? Apart from MIL1913 rail, no.
    Is it reliable? Most of the time.
    Is it accurate? Most of the time.
    Spare parts available in US? Probably no.
    Does it look good? It does.
    Is it fun to shoot? Definitely!

    Current price in Poland is 3567 PLN, which is 1158 USD (tax included).
    I do not know about the procedure of exporting firearms to USA, but I have a friend who owns a firearms business (and all proper licences), so I will ask him. If anyone of you is interested in buying it, let me know. My e-mail address is dawid.szkudlarek at gmail.

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