We're seeing more popularity in the B&T APC9, Sig MPX, CZ Scorpion, and seemingly pistol caliber carbines (PCC) are becoming the new wave in the gun market. Like most things, these manufacturers are just trying to reinvent or adapt existing designs. This isn't always a bad thing. Lets take the Grand Power Stribog SP9A1 for example. It's highly inspired by the B&T APC9, but made with a few changes!
We're not going to compare and contrast the two, just highlight some awesome features about the Stribog. You can check out our full video review and range test in the video below.
The Grand Power Stribog SP9A1 Gen2 has a non-reciprocating charging handle, and uses a dual mass bolt that reduces recoil and adds control to the user. Adding to that, it comes with a 1/2x28 TPI threaded barrel with a thread protector making it easy to mount your can of choice.
It uses a top and bottom picatinny rail system, allowing for a vast array of accessories, and boasts M-LOK mounts on each side of the handguard for further customization. What's neat is that Stribog has built in flip-up front and rear sights that sit flush on the edges of the top rail.
The Stribog doesn't use Glock magazines, instead uses a Stribog-specific 30rd magazine. The Glock magazines have their advantages of being readily available and affordable, but their single-position feed design isn't ideal for high rates of fire. The Stribog magazines are a robust translucent plastic, and come in at a reasonable price. It has a flared magwell that makes for quick and efficient reloads, no matter the type of magazine.
The overall feel of the Stribog is decidedly AR-esque with a familiar pistol grip, ambidextrous controls, and an ambidextrous charging handle that can be swapped out in a matter of seconds. Most people would be hard-pressed to feel any difference. Lefties will be extremely satisfied by the magazine release as it's roughly 1/2 inch longer than the counterpart and offers great leverage.
For those of you wanting to add a pistol brace/stock, or swap one out then you're in luck. One of the Stribog models comes with an SB Tactical folding brace, but there are aftermarket endplates that allow for the installation of an AR-15 buffer tube, or a picatinny rail interface for Sig and Maxim Defense braces.
I'm sure there's more we're not mentioning, but why give out all of the surprises? You already know it's an affordable suppressor ready non-reciprocating 9mm PCC with the ability to add whatever accessories you deem worthy. What more does it need?
If you'd like to see one in person head down to one of our three retail stores and check it out!
Check out the Stribog SP9A1 Gen2 on our website here: