Update 8-26: it appears the Archon Type B is finally shipping! There will be a lot of people happy about that!
The Archon Type B will feature a number of options, including (but not limited to):
- Fiber optic front sight with blacked out rear cut from billet steel. The slide uses a standard Glock dovetail and front sight for ease of change if preferred.
- Front and rear cocking serrations.
- AF-Speedlock locking mechanism.
- Match-grade traditionally rifled barrel coated in black nitride.
- Three stage recoil rod with uncaptured main spring (for ease of service and tuning)
- Full metal, flat-faced, short reset trigger.
- Oversized trigger guard for use with gloved fingers.
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Archon Firearms (Arsenal Firearms rebranded)
Archon Firearms will be the new name of Arsenal Firearms USA after rebranding.
Las Vegas firearms manufacture Arsenal Firearms USA is now Archon Firearms. The company is rebranding to avoid a possible trademark dispute, which would be a huge (and potentially expensive) pain in the ass. The pistol formerly designated Stryk B will now be called the Archon Firearms Type B (Ἄρχων if you’re along the western coast of the Aegean).
Archon Firearms advises the striker-fired handgun, which debuted at SHOT Show 2017, is in the process of final field evaluation with a “…select group of firearms trainers and competitors,” and that feedback from those evaluators has been unanimously positive.
Says Archon Firearms CEO Adrian Chavez,
“Although we are confident in our legal right to the previous name, we’ve chosen to rebrand to avoid a potentially lengthy delay in the launch of our Type B pistol. Unfortunately, the rename does require manufacturing new slides with updated markings, as well as the reissue of an ATF-required marking variance, so some delay is inevitable and we now expect to launch in late Spring.”
Adrian Chavez is no relation to the dead Venezuelan dictator or the Lincoln County Regulator played by Lou Diamond Phillips. As far as we know.
Archon Type B striker-fired pistol
Archon Firearms acknowledges the frustration felt by some of its customers, many of whom pre-ordered the weapon. Says Chavez,
“We apologize for the frustration this may cause some of the tens of thousands of customers who have placed preorders through their dealers. We wouldn’t exist without their patronage and we are doing everything we can to expedite the process. Type B samples have been in final field validation for a month now with a select group of firearms trainers and competitors, and based on their unanimously positive feedback, we are confident the wait will be worth the inconvenience.”
Note: the Archon Type B is not the Type B pistol developed by Lt. Gen. Kijiro Nambu back in the 19th century, nor is it an 8mm cartridge. This is entirely different (and far fucking easier for a round-eye to spell than 南部拳銃 too).
About the Archon Type B as the manufacturer describes it:
Developed in Italy, manufactured in the European Union, and designed specifically to fulfill the preferences and highest expectations of the U.S. market, the Type B represents a new class of compact, polymer grip, striker-fired handgun, and features an extremely low bore axis and unique recoil-reducing mechanical design boasting improved accuracy over conventional pistols. A number of features preferred by American shooters–which would typically require expensive customization–have been integrated into the Type B’s design.
You can learn more at their website: http://www.archonfirearms.us.
Archon Firearms is dedicated to providing the highest performing products to shooting enthusiast and US warfighters and peacekeepers. An innovation-driven company, Archon Firearms is run by shooters for shooters. We believe that our “shooter first” mindset is quickly realized when a customer first touches our product. Not satisfied with the stale offerings from its competitors, Archon Firearms took the patented AF-Speedlock technology from the Strike One, and built a new pistol from the ground up geared towards professional shooters; this flagship gun is the Type B. Including technology, standard features, and accessories not found on any other competitors’ firearms, the Type B exemplifies everything that Archon strives to be.