First Look: GForce Arms GF9 Equalizer Pistol

A new American-made pistol with many desirable features.

posted on August 23, 2022
G-Force Arms GF9 pistol

GForce Arms, Inc. is introducing its first pistol, the GF9 Equalizer, to the American firearms market. The GF9 pistol is an American-made 9mm subcompact semi-automatic pistol designed with some commonality in with certain Glock parts. The GF9 Equalizer is equipped with an optics-ready slide that uses a Trijicon RMR footprint and also features fiber optic iron sights, straight from the factory. The pistol also ships with a selection of different-sized backstrap inserts that measure 0-, 2-, 4-, and 6-degrees, respectively so the individual user can outfit their GF9 Equalizer pistol to their own preferences.

GF9 Pistol Specifications 

  • Capacity: 12 rounds 
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Length: 3.25 inches
  • Front Sight: Red fiber-optic
  • Rear Sight: Green fiber-optic
  • Materials: Glass-filled polymer and steel

The GF9 Equalizer pistol is part of the fastest-growing handgun product category in the American firearms industry at the moment. In addition to the full maturation of the 9mm cartridge, which originally dates back to the early 1900’s, the manufacturing and design of polymer-framed, striker-fired centerfire handguns are now more proven than ever and are proven performers. This, combined with the fact that the lawful carry of  concealed firearms for personal self defense is becoming easier than ever before all across the United States, the sale of smaller-frame semi-automatic handguns meant for personal protection is more popular than ever before. 

GForce Arms states that the GF9 Equalizer is compatible with a wide variety of parts for the Glock pistols. The full extent of this compatibility is not known at this time. However, as a “Glock compatible” pistol that is not made by Glock itself, it joins the ranks of other recently available guns from companies such as Palmetto State Armory, Shadow Systems, ZevTEch and other manufacturers who also have pistols that are “Glock compatible” to one degree or another. 

For more information on the GF9 Equalizer pistol, please visit the GForce Arms website at


What gun should I carry?
What gun should I carry?

“What's The Best Concealed Carry Gun For Me?”

A contentious and hotly debated topic made simple. Hopefully.

First Look: Dark Star Gear Apollo Holster

Updated and improved to work with today's most-popular compact carry pistols.

First Look: CZ-USA 600 Range Rifle

Designed with features to help you make the hits when they really matter.

Review: Safariland Species IWB Holster

What happens when a holster maker known for military and LEO holsters expands to the concealed carry market?

Don’t Overlook Using A Shoulder Holster

Shoulder holsters aren't just for private eyes and secret agents.

First Look: GForce Arms Tactical Lever Shotgun

The lever-action scattergun gets a tactical makeover.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.