Looks like a particular market segment. You will notice the manual grip safety on both sides. Manual safeties becoming a trend and expect many more states to restrict handguns with a manual safety. The Supreme Court has allowed California to set safety standards as not violative of the Second Amendment. If that holds with the current court expect a federal ATF rule before too many years. Too many kids toddler killed when the find one in a purse or jacket, too many stupid people doing that every day.
Second, the ambidextrous magazine release, again looking for the lefty market segment. It is hard enough for a left handed person to put up with empty brass flying across the face, then the slow reload. This solves part of that issue.
Third. Big sights, a trend on many now. Old people cannot see, one of the biggest complaints of the small pocket pistols is the small sights, these are huge.
Forth, did everyone notice that big trigger stop? The short stroke and quick reset. Not sure that is a big deal for this market but it does promote rapid firing.
MSRP is $479. Seems a little too high. The Rugers LC9 and LC9s are both small with similar rounds, decent sites, and great triggers for less money. The Ruger LCR Max is even better and MSRP is about $449. The Hellcat is a pretty nice gun and the MSRP is about the same. Taurus offers several with great reviews and much less money.Glocks in that range, the Glock 43 is about the same price. The SW Shield in many configurations is about the same price and proven quality. Just not sure they will survive at that price. Lots of other quality small 9mms on the market, not sure there is room in the market for them to succeed.
They are trying to compete with the Sig320 but Sig people will likely pay the additional cost.
Guess they had to follow Mossberg. There gun is bigger, more like a Glock 19. Interesting.
I'd want to handle and fire one before rendering a final verdict, but I think BarryHalls has the right of it. This new Savage seems to be of the "Where am I supposed to put my pinkie finger?" type. I suspect (previous comments re: handling the pistol) at the very least it needs a finger rest attached to the magazine's baseplate.
I'd also like more information on the magazines. Single or double stack? (The photo looks like a single stack.) That would directly affect how you carry the piece.
It has a Viridian laser as an option. I'd like more information on that as well. Where does it mount, and how is it switched on? A targeting laser is almost as effective as the ti-CHAK of a pump action shotgun in deterring the goblins and other freelance socialists. I wish the article was more informative and less "Buy our gun!" propaganda.
The magazines are metal and hold either 7 or 8 rounds in a single stack. As some might have already noticed the bore axis is much higher than a Glock, and more similar to a Springfield XD. The Viridian laser attaches to the front of the trigger guard. A short stroke, clean-breaking, and quick resetting trigger would go a long way toward making the new Savage 'Stance' a desirable pistol to own and shoot.
savage has come to the conclusion that they can just jack up their prices for stuff and it will give the impression of higher quality.
they done the same thing with their new shotgun trying to pass it off as better.
it's a slightly modified Winchester that has been on the marked since @1990.
you can buy it's descendant for about 600 bucks less than the new Savage, and it has 30 years of proof to back it up.
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