I haven't seen much posted about the Grand Power line so I wanted to contribute some food for thought. I am not employed by any company related with firearms and have owned nearly every brand of pistol ( HK, Sig, Walther, Beretta, Bersa, Ruger, FN, STI, S&W, CZ, Browning, etc. ) and have a decent bit of experience with pistols. I have owned the P1 for over a year now and have had time to get to know it. I want to give you the full scoop.
Okay, I'll start now.
A couple weeks ago I saw the thread on the Grand Power X-Calibur, and it intrigued me. Neat looking gun. However I wasn't going to drop a grand to experiment. I got to looking at the line up and found a P1 Mk7 at Buds for $360. Seemed worth a shot. Since there wasn't a whole lot of non-press writer opinion on it I thought I'd share.
Century International Arms is well known for their manufacturing and import efforts. These efforts give the U.S. consumer opportunities to own weapons that would not be normally available via other domestic manufacturers. The latest offering to attract attention is a handgun designed and manufactured in the Slovak Republic by the Grand Power Company. The specific model designation of the handgun evaluated is the P1 Mk7 chambered in 9mm. The P1 Mk 7 is the continuing evolution of Grand Power’s K 100. Grand Power Company’s origination can be traced to the early 1990s when its owner, Jaroslav Kuracina, drew his first handgun sketches during university studies.