There were quite a few new guns this year at SHOT Show 2022. While this is usually the time when guns are released, I was surprised at just how many of them actually came out. I was surprised at the number because there just wasn’t really a huge turnout for the conference this year.
Several companies were not in attendance, which made it even more special when a company showed us something new. One of those companies was the Buffalo Cartridge Company with the announcement of their new striker-fired 9mm pistol.
I’m not gonna lie, I saw the announcement for the pistol before SHOT, and I wasn’t struck by it. It’s not like there was anything really groundbreaking here.
After all, it’s a polymer, striker-fired 9mm. With a grip safety. Nothing to see here, folks.
But then I got to the range and shot it a couple of times, and my entire attitude changed.
In performance, from what I can tell, this is a step in the right direction.
If there is one thing that is absolutely certain, it’s that Turks know how to build guns. This has one of the nicest triggers we felt the entire week with the exception of but a few guns that were priced at least double of the BRG9’s sub $500 (and sub $400) MSRP.
It shoots smooth, runs flat, and while there are certainly things about it I’m not a fan of, there is more to like than there is to dislike.
Here is our footage of this gun from the range:
The pistol is said to come with two 16 round mags, a nice case, cleaning kit, nice controls, an interchangeable backstrap, and some other goodies.
Overall, this is a winner in my book, at least for the time being. The MSRP is right on par for an entry level concealed carry piece, and I’m kinda stoked for it.
I’ll do my best to get my hands on one to put through its paces and run up as much ammo as my broke butt can afford to put through it.