I like seeing new guns enter and re-enter the sphere. Some are certainly wild. Others, neat. A few probably should have stayed as ideas. When PTR put the Archon Firearms™ Gen 1 Type B by PTR™ and the Archon Gen 2 Type B by PTR™ semi-automatic pistols on sale this morning (shipping soon) I definitively got the “neat” vibe.
I love the “neat” vibe.
The “neat” vibe is someone trying to do something a little different, but also practical, and the results could be spectacular. The Archon Firearms™ Gen 1 Type B by PTR™ and the Archon Gen 2 Type B by PTR™ (yes, I’m using the full names to help the search engines do their searching, technology folks) seem to be what I like to call public introductory production prototypes.
What is a production prototype? It is the final version of a device that is not intended to be changed again before release.
So… what is a public introductory production prototype? It is the opposite. It is a design that already has new variants planned, but that has versions ready that are commercially viable. Most gun ‘series’ start with what is essentially a introductory production prototype. PTR has two versions of the new handgun ready with optics ready coming next.
Another example in the space was EOTech’s VUDU launch. The 1-6x was essentially a proof of concept that had commercial viability, but the 1-8x and 1-10x optics are superior designs.
The Archon Firearms™ semi-automatic pistols are innovative compact, high‑performance handguns that utilize a low bore axis and patented breech locking system, known as AF-Speedlock®. This inventive design eliminates the need for a tilting barrel allowing for the entire slide of the firearm to be dropped lower into the grip. These two innovative features act together to significantly reduce muzzle rise, allowing for less felt recoil and much faster target re-acquisition.
PTR™ is now offering two models of the Archon Firearms™ semi-automatic pistols the Archon Gen 1 Type B by PTR™ and the Archon Gen 2 Type B by PTR™, with additional models to follow.
Download the specs below.
Find more or order here too.
Enjoy Thanksgiving folks!