A purpose-built defensive gun designed by Rob Pincus, the Avidity Arms PD-10 striker-fired pistol has gone into production and will soon be available for sale. Here’s our first close look at it.
Avidity Arms was founded by PDN’s Rob Pincus and others, with one goal being to bring to the market handguns designed specifically for personal defense. The PD-10 is a single-stack, full-size, modern striker-fired pistol that includes:
- ambidextrous magazine release
- single-sided slide stop
- moderate length of pull, trigger weight of about 5 pounds
- short reset and smooth take-up to the first shot
The PD-10 comes standard with I.C.E. Claw Sights and an I.C.E. Claw Baseplate on a 10-round Chip McCormick magazine, giving the user a 10+1 magazine capacity in a full-size, single-stack modern striker-fired pistol.This is something not seen on the market until now, though people have been asking for a full-size, single-stack striker-fired pistol with a 10-round or more capacity for two decades.
Experience with Shooters
From spending many thousands of hours teaching handgun training to thousands of students, Rob knows the configuration that fits the most hand shapes and sizes is a single-stack gun, one with a lot of contour to reduce the girth around the grip area going out to the trigger.
Meant as self-defense gear, the PD-10 also features a low bore axis, loaded chamber indicator, and no magazine disconnect safety or safety lever. A small accessory rail accommodates some light and laser combos. The large magazine release is very easy and very positive for people to use.
First Look, First Shots
On the range, the PD-10 demonstrates the accuracy needed for defensive encounters and is easy and comfortable to hold and manipulate.
Look for the Avidity Arms PD-10 for an MSRP of $499 at retailers in early 2017.
Proud of you for bringing out a new firearm to the market! I hope it does well for you ! Are their any plans to shoot it at local gun range’s?
Hi, Doak. I’m guessing that you are referring to having “range days” once released for public sale. It is a possibility, but currently, nothing has been set in stone while we work through the testing phase of the project. Keep checking back for updates and thank you for your support.
Neither the written description nor the video mentions the caliber of this firearm. 9mm, I would guess?
Hi, Steven. That is correct; the PD10 is 9mm. You can find out more about the specifics of the gun here: https://avidityarms.eagleimportsinc.com/avidityarms/pd10
What calibers will the PD10 be available in.
Hi David. The initial run of the PD-10 will be black on black and can be seen here: https://avidityarms.eagleimportsinc.com/ <https://avidityarms.eagleimportsinc.com/>
What caliber is this fire arm?
Hi, Ed. The PD10 is 9mm. You can find out more about the specifics of the gun here: https://avidityarms.eagleimportsinc.com/avidityarms/pd10
Uhh … Does the 10 in PD-10 indicate 10 mm? Or is it a 9 mm? Sorry but I could not find caliber mentioned directly.
Hi, Nancy. The “10” in PD10 represents the 10 round magazine (“PD” is Personal Defense) and is chambered in 9mm. You can find out more about the specifics of the gun here: https://avidityarms.eagleimportsinc.com/avidityarms/pd10
how long is the barrel and how much does is weigh?
Hi Larry. It has a 4 inch barrel and weighs in at 18.8 ounces. Here are the full specifications for the PD-10
Front Sight:Ameriglo Luma Glow
Rear Sight:I.C.E. Claw Emergency Manipulation Sight
Grips:Integral to frame
Construction:High impact polymer / stainless steel slide
Safety:Integrated Trigger Block and Drop Safeties