Grand Power pistols for sale at Omaha Outdoors might at first glance look like models from other manufacturers, but they’re fundamentally different from the vast majority of pistols on the market in America today for several small reasons and one big one: They feature rotating barrels. Though rotating barrel pistols have been sold in America before, there are very few other rotating barrel pistols available today unless you seek out used handguns or a single Beretta design. A rotary barrel pistol offers a number of advantages which we’ll discuss below.
Grand Power Pistols For Sale at Omaha Outdoors
The flagship of the Grand Power online catalog is the 9mm K100, an ergonomically friendly polymer frame pistol with a conventional DA / SA trigger setup and containing no MIM (Metal Injection Molded) or cast components – everything is machined from steel for ultimate strength. Modular and user-replaceable backstraps mean the size of the grip can be fine-tuned to the shooter’s hand while a comfortably large beavertail and an undercut trigger guard ensure you’ll really be able to wrap your hand around the gun.
”This is all well and good, but what sets it apart from other polymer frame hammer guns?” you ask. Simple – the rotary barrel. While most handguns on the market use a modified linkless Browning recoil system where the barrel tilts down to unlock and back up to lock the breech, the bore of a rotary barrel pistol remains in line with the slide at all times. This offers two distinct advantages: first, it has the potential to be more accurate because it can’t tilt into different positions with every shot, and second, there’s the potential for better recoil control because parts only move forward and backward instead of up and down.
It’s a unique design highly prized by many shooters, and only the institutional inertia of the Browning recoil system has prevented rotary barrel pistols from being more popular in America. You might look at it as some weird European pistol thing, and you’d be partially right, but just like the Marquis de Lafayette, just because something is different and from Europe, that doesn’t mean it isn’t perfect for America.
The recoil-reducing properties of the rotary barrel system make it a good choice for 40 S&W and 45 ACP firearms because these calibers can often be a handful in smaller hands, but you might be surprised at how well you can control them in a rotary system. The Grand Power P40 and P45 series are excellent examples of the breed. Want a competition gun? The X-Calibur will probably fit your hand like you pulled it from a stone, while its thick fluted 5” barrel delivers bullets with incredible accuracy to wherever you point the fiber optic front sight. Looking for a carry pistol? The in stock Grand Power P1 for sale is a compact version of the K100.
If hammers aren’t your thing and strikers are, have no fear. The 9mm Q series, including the Q100 and the subcompact Q1S, are the striker fired rotary barrel equivalents of the K100 and P11. A lot of guns are discussed as potential “Glock Killers,” but if these two catch on like we think they will – and we’re saying that as a Glock dealer as well as a Grand Power dealer - they might just have a shot at the title.
Departing from the rotary barrel design are the CP380 in 380 ACP and the K22S and K22-XTRIM in 22LR, blowback firearms made to the same high standards as the rotary guns.