Grand Power Launching 3 New Pistols for 2016

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Grand Power pistols sport true ambidextrous controls and the full-size models, including these .22s, have interchangeable grip inserts. (Photo: Eagle)

New Grand Power pistols in .22 LR and .380 ACP

Grand Power is getting three new handguns to add to their catalog this year, two guns chambered for .22 Long Rifle and a .380 ACP pistol. Grand Power pistols are modern double-action/single-action polymer-framed handguns with ambidextrous controls known for their quality factory triggers and all-around nice ergonomics.

Eagle Imports is bringing in the Grand Power K22S, K22 X-TRIM and CP380 for 2016, two .22s for training, practice and fun at the range and a .380 for concealed-carry. Eagle is behind several popular brands in the U.S. including American Classic, Bersa and most recently, Llama, available now with new-production pistols.

The new K22S and K22 X-TRIM are full-size versions of the Grand Power K100 and K100 X-TRIM only chambered for the rimfire cartridge instead of 9mm Luger. Externally they have all the same features and controls as the self-defense and competition pistols making them ideal for anyone who owns or intends to own a K100-series pistol for practice and plinking.

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The enhanced model sports a different style slide and a fiber optic front sight. (Photo: Eagle)

The K22S is the basic model with an open slide to work reliably with .22 LR while the K22 X-TRIM is the fancier model with a heavily-lightened skeletonized slide. The K22S has standard sights where the X-TRIM comes with a fiber optic front sight and a fully-adjustable rear. Both are full-size pistols with 5-inch, extended, threaded barrels and have a 10+1-round capacity.

Like the centerfire models the rimfire pistols feature fully-ambidextrous controls and modular grips with interchangeable grip inserts to fit different hand sizes. They completely replicate the centerfire guns with polymer grip frames with a front accessory rail and a machined steel subframe for the fire control group and slide assembly.

Both .22s are priced the same with MSRPs at $528 which will put real-world prices in the $400 range. And while they cost a little more than your basic plinker they more than make up for it as full-size trainers with great features and excellent triggers. The .22s both weigh about 25 ounces.


The CP380 has a set of features that is unmatched by other .380 handguns. (Photo: Eagle)

The .380 pistol takes the Grand Power style including ambidextrous controls and wraps them up in a compact package for everyday-carry. The lefty-friendly design should make many shooters happy as there aren’t a lot of .380 options out there after you eliminate righ-handed pistols.

It’s a blowback design but at 26 ounces and thanks to its double-stack frame and above-average size recoil should be a non-issue. And it gives the gun an impressive 12+1-round capacity, something few .380 pistols can compete with. The CP380 also as an above-average barrel length measuring in at 3.3 inches which will enhance the performance of self-defense .380 ammo and also minimize report and muzzle flash.

The CP380 is priced in-line with the company’s other centerfire pistols at $788. Even though that seems a little high Grand Power pistols often list in stores around $550, and there’s no denying that they pack a lot of value in each pistol.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or looking for the next in double-action/single-action pistols, Grand Power and Eagle are setting new standards in an often overlooked segment of handguns for self-defense, competition and recreation.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Rich Berger February 19, 2016, 8:20 pm

    Where is the revised R51 9mm from Remington?

    • Rich Berger February 19, 2016, 8:35 pm

      Remingtion came out last year with a 9mm called the R51 semi automatic. It’s has a fixed barrel and has a blow back system design from that was used in the German Mauser pistol and some others. The result is a very accurate gun with 20% less recoil.
      They recalled it due to a tolerance problem when they went from model to production.
      I really want to get my hands on one of the new revised models.

  • Noel P. February 19, 2016, 12:33 pm

    More a plea than a comment: could you when you post new firearms or review a weapon give the country of manufacture and maybe a little backstory such as how long the company has been in business (not the importer)) and any news as to feedback as to past reliability etc. ?

    • Dave Higginbotham February 19, 2016, 1:01 pm

      Yes! We do. Some of what we post is meant to be informational–not reviews. We typically give most of that info when we actually get hands on experience. This is just letting folks know what is coming.

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