A distinctive and interesting new European pistol design has landed a U.S. distributor and will soon be headed to shelves.
Pennsylvania-based Lancer Systems, probably best known in the gun community for their various magazine offerings, announced at SHOT Show 2020 they have teamed up with Czech gunmaker Laugo Arms to market the latter’s Alien pistol in the states.
Designed by Jan Lucansky, who previously gave the world the CZ Skorpion EVO3 series, the hand-fitted Alien first debuted last year at the IWA Outdoor Classics trade show in Nuremberg, Germany and was accepted into the IPSC’s list of Production Divison approved pistols.
The 9mm semi-auto has what is billed as the lowest bore axis available on a handgun, with the positioning of its fixed barrel some 1.7mm below the line of the grip axis. (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
With an overall length of 8.2-inches, the Alien yields a 7.3-inch sight radius and 4.8-inch barrel length. The top plates can be easily swapped out due to the slide’s design.
With a standard 17+1 round capacity, the gun weighs in at 39.6-ounces with an empty magazine.
Lancer will first be marketing the $5K Laugo Alien Signature Edition pistol which comes complete with a trio of 17-round magazines, both an iron sight and optics-ready top rail, an enhanced magwell, Laugo-branded 6 MOA red dot, Elornis adjustable competition holster and custom hard case.
Only Alien Signature 500 pieces are being produced, with each numbered pistol bearing the engraved signature of famed firearms designer, Jan Lucansky.
The standard model Alien, which comes with a more modest accessory loadout, is price and availability TBD.
Regardless of obvious detractors like price and limited initial availability, you have to admit the Alien is very distinctive in profile.
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