Why people do not prefer revolvers in Pakistan?

Would you prefer a revolver over a pistol? Somehow revolvers are not much preferred weapons in Pakistan, specially for SD. I wonder why? Though I must say wheelers are reliable and there’s a huge group of gun enthusiasts that prefer revolvers over pistols. There was a time when it was mostly revolvers, I am talking about the time till late 70’s and early 80’s. Then slowly as more options became available people started shifted towards pistols. Darra boys had been making .32 revolvers since a long time. These revolvers were known for their beauty and reliability.

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Tisas PX9 review

Hello there! Sometime back I wrote about the PX9, very briefly though, and about the latest imports in Pakistan. I got a few messages asking for a more detailed review of the handgun. So I was able to lay my hands on an NIB piece. Boy am I impressed? This handgun has amazed me. The piece being reviewed is chambered in 9×19 mm. It is a Tisas PX9, 18 shot, striker fired, manual safety pistol.

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POF launching 9 mm pistol in collaboration with Girsan?

Hello. So I got these few photos of a Beretta 92FS which some rumors say is a joint collaboration between Girsan Turkey and Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah. Sure enough last time it was Sarsilmaz that exported lots of 9×19 mm pistols with POF logo, the Sarsilmaz B6 and ST9. These were hugely popular and there were rumors that POF wanted to make these here. But it didn’t work it for whatever reasons. Now it seems the same story is being repeated with Girsan. How is getting a Turkish pistol with POF logo going to help the local industry? I don’t know. To me this seems like a cheap marketing gimmick, unless POF actually sets up a plant here and makes these pistols. There’s no word as yet about what exactly is the product line up except for a few Beretta 92 FS photos. And if its only a 92 FS then I am a loss to understand POF’s fascination with Beretta 92FS. Do you guys remember the PK9 a local (pathetic) Beretta 92 FS copy that POF launched and was a miserable performer? Well then now you’re going to have another 92FS with POF logo. Both the POF as well as Wah Industries Limited websites are silent about the issue as of now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lebedev SP1 lands in Pakistan

Lebedev SP1 is the sports version of the original Lebedev (Russian) 9×19 mm, pistol. The Lebedev was originally called the PL14, later names PL15 and the compact version is called as PL15K. It is a full frame pistol, with ambidextrous safety, slide stop and mag release. The grips are checkered for better grip. The pistol has picatinny rails for attaching flashlight. The front and rear sights are similar to Glock sights and are replaceable with Glock sights. It comes with two 16 round mags with indicator windows. The slide has a red dot mount plate. The grip has cutouts for easier magazine removal. The looks are impressive, it is a sturdy weapon and if one goes by the track record of Russian weapons, I believe this is another winner in the making. Few pieces have landed here in Pakistan and more are still to arrive. Enjoy the photos.

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Pakistan weapons import update 2020

Hello friends. There’s some good news for now. The first lot of weapons has arrived. From what I have heard the importers have stocked them and are selling them in small quantities to control the prices. They don’t want to flood the market with new pistols as a result of which the prices will fall at once.

Here are some of the weapons that have been imported commercially and are selling at very high prices.

This Baikal MP442 Makarov is selling for 135k NIB
This two tone Chinese NP22 is selling for 110k
Zigana PX9 (Turkish), 9×19 is selling for 165k
This Taurus TH9C, 9×19 is selling for 250k.

So for now we have some Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Brazilian handguns selling at high price. These are peshawar prices so Lahore and Karachi prices might be a little higher. But I believe as more weapons land on our shores the situation will get better. I will try to update you guys. Cheers

Pen Pistol, a rare find

On a recent trip to the famous Darra Adam Khel I came across this pen pistol. My curiosity got the better of me and I had to take a closer look at it. I had heard so much about it, but had never got a chance to see one or even fire it. The funny thing is I don’t even know what are the rules and laws regarding this device. But since it can actually fire a bullet and can kill someone so I think it comes in the category of a weapon.

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A read badass desi Glock 19

Hello there. I came across this badass desi Glock 19 sporting a stippled frame and Taran Tactical innovations slide and magazine base pad. This was something interesting for me at least. Instead of making a Glock this guy decided to copy the Taran Tactical Innovations design. The build quality is not so bad, and the stippled frame is impressive. Though I could not get to fire this beauty but it certainly is a looker. Please see below for a pictorial review.

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DSA Trushot 9 mm Review

DSA Trushot is a semi auto pistol designed and produced by Daudsons, a Peshawar based Pakistani Arms manufacturing company. DSA has been making quality firearms for decades and also making high quality weaponry for the local Defence forces. DSA shot guns are used by security companies in Pakistan, also their side by side shot guns are popular amongst the hunters. Trushot was made in 9 mm a few years ago. I happened to have a look at it in 2012 at the IDEAS exhibition. Now there are three types of Trushot, Trushot S(Sports), Trushot C (Compact) and the simple Trushot all chambered in 9 mm. Lately they have made a new model in 7.62 x 25 commonly called as 30 bore. I have for a long time wanted to review their handguns, so when a friend acquired one, I asked him to lend me for a review to which he very kindly agreed, for which I am greatly indebted to him. Please read on for more info…

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A rare find, Star .32 ACP

A dear friend called me up and invited for tea, such opportunities are never to be missed as I know him to be a connoisseur in firearms. So after tea he showed me this beautiful Spanish Star pistol chambered in .32 ACP. It is a hammer fired pistol with fixed sights. The pistol comes with a 10 shot magazine. It has a mag release on the left side and also a thumb activated safety. The grip is all plastic, but fine quality. I almost forgot to say that it is a simple blow back pistol. Nowadays in Pakistan it can be kept under wraps since 32 is a gone era. The ammo is extremely expensive and mostly unavailable, nevertheless a nice handgun to add to your collection as it costs in the Rs 30k range.