Florida-based Adams Arms this week announced they are jumping into the performance-driven compact 9mm market with their new AA19 pistol. 

Using Glock 19-pattern 15-shot mags, the polymer-framed striker-fired handgun comes standard with lots of extras such as a Tango Down Vickers Tactical Carry trigger, AmeriGlo Defoor EDC sights, a threaded barrel, and an optics cut that will accommodate the most popular red dots. Weight is 20 ounces as the VS19 slide is profiled and lightened, while the overall length is 7.6 inches. 

Adams Arms AA19 pistol
The AA19's slide is cut for optics, and plates are available in all popular footprints, including the Trijicon RMR, Leupold DeltaPoint, Shield RMS, Burris FastFire 3, Vortex Venom/Viper, Vortex Razor, and C-More STS. The 1:16 twist match-grade barrel has a standard 1x28 TPI thread pitch for mounting muzzle devices and suppressors. (Photo: Adams Arms) 

Long known for its black rifles as well as its custom handgun slides and barrels, Steve Green, VP of sales and marketing for Adams Arms, says the move to add complete pistols to the catalog was an easy choice. 

"Our customers have been asking for an Adams Arms handgun for years, and now it is ready," said Green. "The new AA19 incorporates design elements that refine its ergonomics and performance. Every detail on the new AA19 adds upgrades that maximize its potential for both EDC and competition."

Adams Arms AA19 pistol
Other features include enhanced front and rear cocking serrations on the machined billet 416 stainless-steel slide, a double undercut trigger guard, aggressive grip texturing, a billet extractor, and an M1913 Picatinny rail for accessories such as lights. (Photo: Adams Arms) 

The AA19 is backed by a lifetime warranty and comes with two Magpul magazines, a hardcase, and a cable lock. MSRP is $999, which is a couple hundo more than the asking price of a standard Glock 19 Gen5 MOS, but less than some other upgraded competitors in the same space such as Cline and Zev.