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SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range – Archon Firearms Type B

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


Archon Firearms is Arsenal Firearms USA re-branded, following potential trademark issues, with their Stryk B similarly renamed to the Type B.


The Type B is a polymer-framed, striker-fired handgun that differentiates itself from other, contemporary striker-fired handguns with its relatively unique AF Speedlock locking system, and low bore axis. Although range time was limited, the gun was a blast to shoot, incredibly easy to keep on target, with minimal muzzle flip. The flat faced trigger is noted to have a short reset, which is entirely accurate. To elaborate, there was no notable reset, no tactile sensation to denote the pistol was ready to fire, just a very brief period of travel and it was good to shoot again.

Additional features include compatibility with Glock sights, front and rear charging serrations, an integrated beaver tail, a Picatinny railed dust cover, and “grip mapping frame texturing”, which is squarish texturing on the grip.


Arsenal Firearms USA To Become Archon Firearms

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada – Arsenal Firearms U.S.A.–the Nevada-based manufacturer of innovative products such as the STRYK handgun–announced today that it is rebranding the organization to ARCHON FIREARMS (arK ahn) due to a potential trademark dispute. The company’s soon to be released pistol, the Stryk B, has been re-designated as the Archon Firearms Type B.

According to Archon Firearms CEO, Adrian Chavez, “Although we are confident in our legal right to the previous name, we’ve chosen to rebrand to avoid a potentially lengthy delay in the launch of our Type B pistol. Unfortunately, the rename does require manufacturing new slides with updated markings, as well as the reissue of an ATF-required marking variance, so some delay is inevitable and we now expect to launch in late Spring.

“We apologize for the frustration this may cause some of the tens of thousands of customers who have placed preorders through their dealers,” Chavez added. “We wouldn’t exist without their patronage and we are doing everything we can to expedite the process. Type B samples have been in final field validation for a month now with a select group of firearms trainers and competitors, and based on their unanimously positive feedback, we are confident the wait will be worth the inconvenience.”

About the Archon Firearms Type B Pistol
Developed in Italy, manufactured in the European Union, and designed specifically to fulfill the preferences and highest expectations of the U.S. market, the Type B represents a new class of compact, polymer grip, striker-fired handgun, and features an extremely low bore axis and unique recoil-reducing mechanical design boasting improved accuracy over conventional pistols. A number of features preferred by American shooters–which would typically require expensive customization–have been integrated into the Type B’s design.

About Archon Firearms
Archon Firearms is an innovation-driven firearms company based in Las Vegas, Nevada that is committed to providing apex shooting enthusiasts and U.S. warfighters and peacekeepers with high-performance products.