The Evo 3 Scorpion was/is a runaway hit, thanks in no small part to leveraging the cool factor that Colion Noir brings with him, and the P07/P09 is rapidly becoming the gun of choice for the new “Carry Optics” class in USPSA. You’re better than you were two years ago, but you still need help. Aside from the new Tac Sport, your new pistols at SHOT this year seem a little… whelming.
Let’s face it, your options for concealed carry suck. Yes, there is the new Omega
Man Trigger version of the P01, but we’re still talking about a gun that’s heavier and thicker than similar polymer striker fired guns, and when it comes to concealed carry, heavy and thick are not good. Polymer, striker-fired mini 9mm’s (Glock 19 and smaller) have been the new hotness for at least the past three years, and in response, you come out with… a gun that’s even BIGGER than the P07.
What’s one thing that all these sub-combact, single-stack (ish) mini 9mm’s have in common? They’re all striker-fired. One may argue (and I have) that striker-fired guns are great for beginners, but all the XD-‘s and 43’s and Shields and whatever are starting to run together. You know what’s not offered in a small, slim, 8 round (or so) capacity pistol? A traditional single-action/double-action trigger.
In a world where a seven pound pull and a break not unlike a staple gun is considered great and long ten-pound DAO triggers are not unheard of, a polymer gun with a nine-pound first pull / five pound second would become a shooter’s best friend. Team that up with a spring system that allows for easy slide manipulation and the ergonomics you’re already known for, CZ, and you’d take over the market.
The pieces are there with the Rami-P and the Omega Trigger. Now make it happen. And send me a T&E when you do.