Sub-$700 Pistol w/ Optic, Threaded Barrel, and Suppressor Sights: Hello FMK Elite

FMK’s Elite line is one of the best values on the market.

You don’t have to spend $1,000 to get a suppressor-ready handgun with a pre-installed optic. You don’t even have to spend $700. FMK Firearm’s new Elite Series of semi-automatic pistols come standard (yes, standard) with either a Vortex Venom or a Burris Fastfire 3 (your choice), suppressor sights, and a threaded barrel.

Here’s the best part: they’re selling the entire package for just $679.

The pistols come in a variety of colors and configurations, including this one with a Burris Fastfire 3.

We asked FMK President David Wolfe at this year’s NRA Annual Meetings how his company stays in business, and he explained that they keep costs down by designing and manufacturing the entire gun in-house. While other companies outsource their product’s components, FMK fabricates their own metal and plastic pieces at their headquarters in Placentia, CA.

The entire product is both assembled and manufactured in the USA, which gives them lots of flexibility, both in terms of price and customization.

The Elite pistols are available with an optional threaded barrel and all feature aggressively serrated slides.

The Elite Series is stamped with “Thank You Armed Forces” on the frame and “Freedom Liberty” on the rear of the slide. Moving beyond aesthetics, the pistol features a shock-absorbing back strap, a relatively light trigger, and a beveled magwell.

FMK redesigned their trigger for the Elite Series to make it lighter and crisper.

They’re offering the pistol in four different configurations based on the barrel and optic. The Elite and Elite Pro models feature a 4-inch stainless steel barrel, the Elite Plus and Elite Pro Plus feature a 4.5-inch stainless steel threaded barrel.

FMK’s in-house production lets them produce a variety of models while maintaining low prices.

The sight cut-outs are compatible with Glock sights, and the optic cut-out is compatible with Trijicon RMRs along with Vortex Venom and Burris Fastfire 3.

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FMK offers both 10 and 14-round magazines, and the handgun weighs in at 23.5oz (approximately, depending on features) with a length of 6.85 inches.

This is a flat dark earth Elite Pro with a Trijicon RMR. The RMR is not available from FMK, but the company reps told us the slide cut-out will work for that optic as well.

The basic Elite model will set you back $475.95 and the Elite Pro Plus is available for $679.95.

All FMK pistols come with a Lifetime Warranty.  For more information visit

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at

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  • Brad May 15, 2018, 1:20 am

    If some company offered a free gun made of pure 18K gold, some commenter on this site would assuredly chime-in with some type of ridicules complaint. It’s to heavy, etc.

    I’ve never seen on a site where there are so many fucking whiners.

  • G35JIM May 14, 2018, 2:44 pm


  • Martin May 14, 2018, 12:35 pm

    You didn’t mention the caliber of these guns, or if they’re available in multiple calibers.

  • Matt May 14, 2018, 6:37 am

    Seems like a decent entry level pistol but I will never purchase a firearm produced in California or any other FREEDOM hating state.

  • Martin B May 10, 2018, 4:55 pm

    Is that rust on the thread protector?

  • Juan Pinga May 9, 2018, 11:51 pm

    LMFAO whoever pay $680 for this is an idiot. This is a $300 gun normally. All they did was add a red dot, taller sights and a threaded barrel.

    • Blue Dog May 11, 2018, 12:51 pm

      Suggested retail (which rarely represents street prices) for the firearm without the optic is $475.99 and the MSRP for the firearm with the optic is $679.99, a difference of $204. The MSRP of the Vortex Viper is $329 but MSRP rarely reflects street price and this optic can be had rather quickly for $229 and the Burris Fastfire 3 is about the same price. So the differential in the two prices does not seem unreasonable to me, much less differences in the sights and barrels.

      Is your figure of $300 for a used handgun? Following the link in the article, these firearms sell for $350+ on GunsAmerica before shipping and transfer fees, so that puts street price on a new model at $400 or more before the optic.

    • Ryam May 14, 2018, 5:15 am

      The red dot alone is 300 bucks lol. Still a deal.

    • Christopher Wendt September 18, 2018, 4:41 am

      So they added a $200 red dot and a $120 threaded barrel and retail online is $530 to $550 please don’t comment unless you have a clue.

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