The development and growing popularity of pistol-stabilizing braces in recent years made the concept of a rifle-caliber pistol much more attractive to firearm enthusiasts. Thanks to the stabilization capability of today's braces, these guns can be employed accurately at distances far beyond the effective range of a pistol caliber, and the larger, rifle-based receiver design of these guns provides a much more stable shooting platform for accurate shooting. Many manufacturers took advantage of this growing market, launching the rifle-caliber sporting pistols here. Find your must-have pistol below:
Alexander Arms Highlander Available in 6.5 Grendel, .50 Beowulf, .300 BLK and .17 HMR, the Highlander offers the added efficiency of a carbine-length gas system in select models.
Bushmaster ACR Bushmaster’s ACR is available in pistol form for 2019. Offering all the ACR-brand enhancements in a more-handy size, the pistol variant offers quick-change caliber conversions and is set up to accept AAC suppressors.
Caracal USA CAR814 A2 Patrol Featuring a forged 7075 hardcoat-anodized upper- and lower-receiver set, the barrel length of the CAR814 A2 Patrol is optimized for the .300 BLK cartridge and includes a 6-inch handguard with key-lock anti-cant.
CZ-USA Bren 2 Ms With multiple barrel lengths and two chamberings offered, the Bren 2 Ms is a short-stroke-piston semi-automatic that is fully ambidextrous and lighter in weight thanks to an aluminum receiver and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer lower.
DS Arms SA58 Improved Battle Pistol (8-inch) DS Arms has combined the best of what’s old with the best of what’s new, bringing the beloved FAL medium-bore action up-to-date with the latest tactical enhancements. The pistol version is handy in confined spaces and offered with an arm brace.
Caliber:7.62 NATO Magazine Capacity:20 rounds Barrel Length:8 inches Overall Length:21 to 28.75 inches Weight:132 ounces MSRP:$1,895 (847) 277-7258 dsarms.com
Head Down FirearmsCornerstone With an upgraded trigger from ALG Defense and a custom finish, the Cornerstone pistol will turn heads at the range for a multitude of reasons, all good. Sporting the popular Tailhook pistol brace and an ergonomic grip, its performance promises to match its good looks.
LWRCI IC DI Pistol SBA3 Tactical Brace Premium Gray Combining LWRCI’s direct-impingement-operating system and SB Tactical’s SBA3 brace makes this AR pistol comfortable to shoot and easy to transport to the range. The monoforged upper receiver helps ensure reliable operation.
Palmetto State Armory AK-P Rifle-caliber pistols remain a hot item in 2019, and Palmetto State Armory is offering the AK-P to help scratch that itch. Upgraded furniture options and an SB Tactical brace make the AK-P an attractive option in this category.
POF-USA Revolution DI Pistol Although the Revolution DI Rifle is remarkably light for a medium-bore rifle, the desire for a more-compact firearm has led to the Revolution DI Pistol. It provides maneuverability and potent muzzle energy in close quarters and comes with an SB Tactical arm brace.
SIG Sauer MCX Rattler Canebrake Want to put a suppressor on your rifle-caliber pistol but don’t want to wait? With SIG’s Rattler Canebrake, an inert device gives the same weight and feel as a can, so you can practice while your paperwork is processed.
Silver Shadow Gilboa M-43 Pistol A smaller, lighter variant of the M-43, the M-43 Pistol offers improved maneuverability in tight confines as well as easier storage. It is available with a tactical arm brace for $50 more.
Springfield Armory Saint Victor Springfield Armory’s Saint product line gains another pistol variant in 2019 in the form of the Victor pistol. With an arm brace, upgraded trigger and freefloat handguard, the Victor pistol is also available in .300 BLK.
Wilson Combat Protector Pistol In addition to sporting a CNC-machined, mil-spec forged upper- and lower-receiver set, the Protector AR pistol features a match-grade precision-button-rifled barrel. Other chamberings include 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK.
ZEV Technologies AR15 CORE Elite Pistol Forged receivers, an exclusive ATC AR Gold flat-face trigger and a match barrel sporting ZEV’s signature bronze coating promise to make this AR pistol hyper accurate and reliable.