$5K Laugo Alien at SHOT Show 2020

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$5K Laugo Alien at SHOT Show 2020

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A good point is made that the feature whereby the sights do not move with the slide is especially good for those who are into red-dots. Interesting top strap-mounted internal hammer design. Gas piston looks like it could be trouble. Too bad I have better things on which to spend $5K.

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Clever. Not $5k worth of clever, but still.
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God there's just something about that design that bristles me. I understand it might be made that way for the sake of reduced recoil and general ergonomics but it looks like the offspring of a Hi Point and Kel-Tec. Is the trend of handguns looking like they came from EVIKE's bargain bin a recent one?
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The design reminds me of Tanfoglio pistols which are basically a CZ 75. And it also reminds me of a Walther CCP now in it's second generation.
The CCP – or Concealed Carry Pistol – is the first polymer pistol with Softcoil gas technology. This technology improves the user’s experience by reducing overall felt recoil and allowing the slide to be easily manipulated regardless of hand strength.
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in 10 years the technology will be proven (or not) and everyone will be using it (or not). i think i'll wait and see. meanwhile, i have 5 G's to play with.

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ChipGribble wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:38 pm
God there's just something about that design that bristles me. I understand it might be made that way for the sake of reduced recoil and general ergonomics but it looks like the offspring of a Hi Point and Kel-Tec. Is the trend of handguns looking like they came from EVIKE's bargain bin a recent one?
Pistols are tools meant to be functional. The Alien _looks_ like it is designed around the idea of lowering the slide mass, keeping the sights steady, having a fixed barrel, and having a low bore axis. Those are all worthy goals in making an accurate, easy-to-handle pistol. The bore axis allegedly is 1.7mm below the grip axis. But since there still is some slide mass above that, the muzzle still rises, albeit about half or less of what it does on a typical competition-type semi-auto. Another cool factor is the user can quickly interchange top rails using the takedown pin. So one could have a red-dot and another could have iron sights. I don't know if it really holds zero when switching between top rails, but Laugo claims it does because they use unusually tight tolerances. I read the brochure. Maybe someone with money to burn can report back.

In the video, the fellow who looks like an extra from Peaky Blinders appears to try to demonstrate rapid reacquisition of the target.

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