14 New Rifle-Caliber Pistols for 2019

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posted on May 1, 2019
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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.

Caliber: 6.5 Grendel
Magazine Capacity: 24 rounds
Barrel Length: 11 inches
Overall Length: 30 inches
Weight: 89 ounces
MSRP: $1,659
(540) 443-9250 alexanderarms.com


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.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 10.5 inches
Overall Length: 21.5 inches
Weight: 102 ounces
MSRP: $2,149
(800) 883-6229 bushmaster.com


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.

Caliber: .300 BLK
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 7.5 inches
Overall Length: 23.2 to 26 inches
Weight: 88 ounces
MSRP: $1,449
(208) 323-8727 caracalusa.com


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.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 8.26 inches
Overall Length: 19.9 inches
Weight: 86.4 ounces
MSRP: $1,799
(800) 955-4486 cz-usa.com


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 Firearms Cornerstone
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.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 10.5 inches
Overall Length: 28.75 inches
Weight: 88 ounces
MSRP: $1,199
(770) 485-7015 hdfirearms.com


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.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds
Barrel Length: 10.5 inches
Overall Length: 21.5 inches
Weight: 94.4 ounces
MSRP: $1,803
(410) 901-1348 lwrci.com


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.

Caliber: 7.62x39 mm
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 10.5 inches
Overall Length: 31 inches
Weight: 110 ounces
MSRP: $799
(803) 724-6950 palmettostatearmory.com


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.

Caliber: 7.62 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 12.5 inches
Overall Length: 29.5 inches
Weight: 101 ounces
MSRP: $2,639.99
(623) 561-9572 pof-usa.com


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.

Caliber: .300 BLK
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 5.5 inches
Overall Length: 29.25 inches
Weight: 104 ounces
MSRP: $2,897
(603) 610-3000 sigsauer.com


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.

Caliber: 7.62x39 mm
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 7.5 inches
Overall Length: 24.8 inches
Weight: 76.16 ounces
MSRP: $1,549
(651) 600-3445 silver-shadow.com


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.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 7.5 inches
Overall Length: 26.5 inches
Weight: 88 ounces
MSRP: $1,015
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com


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.

Caliber: .300 HAM’R
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 11.3 inches
Overall Length: 30 inches
Weight: 90 ounces
MSRP: $1,999
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.com


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.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 10.5 inches
Overall Length: 27 inches
Weight: 98.2 ounces
MSRP: $1,775
(805) 486-5800 zevtechnologies.com

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