Honor Defense Addresses ‘Drop Safe’ Issue, Offers Voluntary Upgrade

The Honor Guard pistol from Honor Defense. (Photo: Honor Defense)

Honor Defense this week announced a voluntary upgrade for its popular Honor Guard pistol following concerns that the single-stack carry gun isn’t “drop safe.”

“Recent events indicate that handling an Honor Guard pistol beyond U.S.A. safety standards by dropping or striking the firearm with a hammer may cause an unintentional discharge,” said the Georgia-based company in a press release.

“As a result, Honor Defense has developed an upgrade to the Honor Guard striker assembly (within the slide),” it continued.

Current owners of Honor Guard pistols are encouraged to visit the website and follow the directions in the” Upgrade Section,” which will go live on Jan. 21, 2018.

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Upon receiving a pistol, Honor Defense “will upgrade the slide” and “promptly return it to you.”

“This upgrade will provide increased drop performance beyond U.S.A safety standards and is available to all owners of an Honor Guard pistol,” says the company.

Voluntary upgrade information will be available on the company website starting Jan. 21. (Photo: Honor Defense)

About Honor Guard Pistols

Guided by security professionals and veterans, Honor Defense(R) has more features and higher quality than any other conceal carry pistol. The result is the most accurate, comfortable, reliable and fastest growing single stack 9mm pistol.

Honor Defense(R) pistols have been called “the best single stack 9mm available.”  Every single pistol is assembled by Veterans and test-fired with a +P proof load. All parts and materials are manufactured in the United States.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Francesco Castano February 27, 2018, 11:52 am

    Ham&Egger here, I have had this gun for over year & never had a problem with it ! I haven’t dropped it&don’t expect to or hit it with a hammer!!! I have a safety with mine and practice with it on no BIG DEAL so what don’t we practice SAFTY with are firearms? YOUR BRAIN IS YOUR BEST SAFTY YOU CAN HAVE .

  • loupgarous January 26, 2018, 5:08 pm

    I’m glad they’re fixing the issue, which isn’t exactly unknown in older semiautomatic pistols (I remember a lady carrying a Llama ..380 in a supermarket with a round in the chamber dropping it from her purse… it hit the floor and promptly put one in her heart, killing her immediately. Condition One carry’s for holsters, not handbags.

    As far as the “hammer” scenario, that adding that to the press release sounded like spin, the implication being “Oh, sure, if you drop it or bash the back of it with a hammer, it’ll go off!” No. Floating strikers are so 20th century.

  • Nick M January 26, 2018, 3:26 pm

    So don’t drop it or hit it with a hammer. What a stupid thing.

  • Dan Colestock January 26, 2018, 12:05 pm

    Honor Defense (manufacturer of the Honor Guard 9mm pistol) is based in Gainesville GA (NOT Gainesville FL as the author incorrectly assumes):
    Honor Defense LLC
    2295 Skelton Road, Suite D-1
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    http://www.honordefense.com http://www.facebook.com/HonorDefense

  • Charlie January 26, 2018, 11:02 am

    I always DROP or strike my handguns with a HAMMER .Especially the expensive ,hard to come by ones. Don’t everyone? Be realistic. Abuse any dangerous item and you will find some fault.

  • Jay January 26, 2018, 9:33 am

    It’s sad to see Companies having to dodge legalize crap because of money hungry shyster lawyers and people. You just can’t admit any fault or even hint at it, upgrade is the obvious option. I mean your not suppose to go around beating on and dropping your gun any way, at least not on purpose. Many companies test them that way for you!

  • joefoam January 26, 2018, 7:45 am

    Voluntary upgrade? Sounds like the same spin Sig put on their issue.

  • Singleshotcajun January 22, 2018, 7:51 pm

    Glad to see this even if Patrick had to force the issue.

    • Steve in Detroit January 26, 2018, 6:54 am

      Well Patrick was only person on web that pointed it out and demonstrated it on his own honor guard pistol. I hope he does well at his new gig. The fire arm blog screwed him.

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