Elusive European Engineering: a First Look at the Grand Power Q100

Grand Power is one of those, “Why do I not already own one of these?” companies that has been long known for their excellent triggers.  Well-known may be relative because generally the

American public has been unable to find or see one of these elusive pieces of European engineering.  Produced with incredible refinement and manufacturing standards, the Grand Power pistols are also known for their rotating barrels. By rotating the barrel instead of tilting as in the Browning system the barrel can sit lower in the gun (in fact is has to).  This helps direct recoil more into

Author’s 15-shot group from 10 yards with the Grand Power XCalibur

the wrist and less over it as in the Browning model.  The reduced shifting of mass, and reduction in 90 degree surfaces also makes for a smoother cycling gun.  Combine those features with TRUE fully-ambidextrous controls and four back-straps to chose from and it’s little wonder that most shooters find themselves a hard-core fan within the first magazine.

Critics of Grand Power’s tight tolerances and hammer-fired system point out that in harsh environments debris might obstruct the hammer.  Grand Power listened and applied their same engineering to creating the Q100.  Thanks to bureaucracies it was released in Canada before the United States, but is now available as you may have seen in gun-industry news. What you haven’t seen is a non-stock photo and an actual human handling one. Until now. The video below offers a complete 1080p, up-close and personal tabletop review.

Full Specs:

Caliber 9 MM
Action Striker DAO
Capacity 15+1
Barrel Length 4.3″
Front Sight Plastic
Rear Sight Drift-Adjustable Steel
Finishes Black
Grips Polymer
Construction Steel Slide, Steel Frame, Polymer Grip
Safety Trigger
Weight 26.1000
Length 8″
Height 5.3″
Width 1.4″

For more information visit Grand Power’s website.

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