Have about $6,500 to $7,000 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, I would highly suggest taking a look at the Laugo Alien Creator Edition. While the price makes my eyes water and grossly exceeds the value of my 2012 Chrysler Town & Country tactical van, there is no question in my mind that this is, in every way, one of the best pistols ever made.
The Creator Edition of the Laugo Alien has a more vertical grip angle as compared to the original model — much more like a 1911 than a GLOCK. It also has easily-swappable side panels and backstraps.
Lots of options for grip panels and backstraps! Some or possibly all of these are included in the box with the Creator Edition.
…along with a holster, multiple top straps (optics-ready and iron sights), and a whole mess of other parts. This is one extremely comprehensive kit and a highly customizable firearm.
With its swing-down hammer, gas-delayed blowback action, non-reciprocating top rail on which the sights or optic is mounted, and unbelievably low bore axis, the Laugo Alien is perhaps the fastest, flattest-shooting pistol ever made.
For instance, while a competition-oriented CZ-75 will see about 15 degrees of muzzle rise during firing (which is considered pretty flat-shooting), the Alien will see about five. That’s insane.
Magwells, backstraps, grip panels…all easily swappable.
Even the grip frame itself can be swapped out.
I love the slightly rose gold hued bronze color accents on the Creator Edition. That trigger is really something else!
Laugo Arms is now running their own importation, distribution, and service facility out of Dayton, Nevada. I hope this is able to bring the price point down on a more basic variant of the Alien. I’d gladly trade my tactical van for one. These bad boys shoot like nothing else.