First Look: Bear Creek Arsenal GENES1S II 9mm Pistol

An all-metal striker-fired gun that uses common Glock accessories.

posted on August 10, 2023
Bear Creek Arsenal Genes1sii

Bear Creek Arsenal has just launched a metal framed, striker-fired 9mm pistol, the new GENES1S II. The GENES1S II is a refinement of Bear Creek Arsenal’s original GENES1S handgun and has features based on feedback from users of the earlier model. The newest model has all the contemporary attributes one would expect to find on a modern duty size pistol, such as a Picatinny accessory rail, a threaded barrel and an optics-ready slide right from the factory. The slide cut on the GENES1S II uses the popular Trijicon RMR footprint. Not only does this footprint work with all of Trijicon’s mounted optics, but it also fits a wide selection of optics from other manufacturers. The action of the GENES1S II is based on a proven striker-fired, delayed-blowback, tilting mechanism system that has been on the market since the 1980s. Unlike most striker fired pistols, the GENES1S II does not use a polymer frame, which makes it stiffer and prone to flex less during recoil. In addition to this, the pistol is able to accept Glock pattern 9mm magazines and Glock dovetailed front and rear sights.

Bear Creek Arsenal GENES1S II Pistol Specifications:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Action: Striker fired semi-automatic
  • Weight: 28 ounces
  • Capacity: 17+1 rounds
  • Magazine: Includes 2 KCI 17 round magazines
  • Frame: 2 piece 7075 aluminum
  • Slide: Steel, front and rear serrations, optics ready and with lightening cuts
  • Barrel: 5-inch, 4150 Chrome moly steel, black nitrided and threaded muzzle
  • Optics Ready: Yes
  • Suppressor Ready: Yes
  • Sights: Front and rear 3 dot metal night sights

The Bear Creek Arsenal GENES1S II pistol has a starting retail price of $500. To learn more about this new pistol and other firearms manufactured by Bear Creek Arsenal, please visit the company's website at


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