I recently took a Combat Focus® Shooting class on the PDN Tour with Rob Pincus. Lucky for me, Rob had the latest prototype of his new PD10 handgun. In two years, it has moved from a sketch on a napkin to the final test model before full scale production.
The PD10 is a polymer-framed, single-stack striker-fired 9mm handgun. This may sound familiar, but there are some very clever innovations unlike anything else out there. Most single stack 9’s have a grip too small to fit an average hand comfortably. The PD10 uses a standard 1911 9mm magazine. The grip fills your hand but carries small with a 4 inch barrel producing standard muzzle velocities.
The trigger has a smooth press with out the two stage step found on other guns. There is an aggressive reset which aids in returning the finger in recoil and making rapid follow up shots.
One of my pet hates is buying a new set of magazines for each handgun. My 1911 9mm magazine will run great and I can add modified claw base plates to provide one-handed extraction if they don’t eject properly.
The PD10 comes standard with an Ameriglo high-visibility night sights. Pincus designed a unique set of sights (also available separately for other guns). These sights have a square LumiGreen front sight which provides the perfect combination of speed and precision. The black serrated Claw sight facilitates advanced slide manipulation techniques.
The slide has aggressive serrations at the rear and a de-horned muzzle to keep it from hanging up drawing from under a cover garment.
- Chamber: 9mm
- Magazine: 1911 9mm Single Stack
- Capacity: 10+1
- Action: Striker-Fired with Trigger Safety
- Barrel length: 4 inches
- Length: 6.9 inches
- Height: 5.1 inches
- Width: 1 inch
- Weight: 18.8 ounces
Front Sight: AMERIGLO Luma Glow
Rear Sight: I.C.E. CLAW Emergency Manipulation
This gun is something different. The expected retail price will be about $499. You can learn more about the PD10 at Avidity Arms
Photos courtesy of Avidity Arms