- Tactical Retailer “New 9’s”
Tactical Retailer Magazine has included the PD10 in its line up of New 9’s that most gun shops don’t have in stock yet. Specifically, the article is focused on “Micro 9mms” that are new to the market or planned to be released soon. Looking at the pistols listed, it appears that the PD10 would be the thinnest of the firearms. Thin-ness is a key design feature of the Avidity Arms handgun. Firearms from Savage, Staccato and a not-yet-released model from Lionheart Industries are also included.
The Tactical Retailer piece calls out the PD10’s unique CLAW emergency manipulation features, which are just part of its “Designed for Defense” highlight list. While any small gun that enters the market is going to be consider an armed for concealed carry, many micro-9’s suffer from over-compromising shootability for size. The balance of many attributes is the key to any firearms appropriateness for defensive use. Avidity Arms believes that their first pistol is the best balance of carryability, concealability, weright, capacity & shootability for those who both carry and practice with their defensive handgun.
“Far too often, students in our defensive shooting classes show up wearing a ‘micro-9’, but want to switch to a full size gun to shoot in the class,” says PD10 Designer Rob Pincus, “My expectation is that those who carry a PD10 will actually train with their carry gun because it’s the right combination of easy enough to carry and easy enough to shoot.”
The first publication of its kind, Tactical Retailer serves as the primary source of news and information compiled specifically for businesses that cater to the “black gun” consumer. With reports on upcoming AR-style rifles, tactical shotguns, semi-auto handguns and all the products and accessories that a tactical shooter demands — as well as critical advice on building a better operation to stay ahead of the competition — Tactical Retailer delivers information the tactical business needs to succeed
- 3DPD10 Parts Kit at JSD Supply!
JSD Supply now has 3DPD10 Parts Kits for private gun makers!
Avidity Arms recently released an optimized frame file of their first production pistol, the PD10, to the 3D Printing “GunCad” Community. The file can be downloaded for free at DefCad.com. The 3DPD10 is not simply the same design file used for injection molding the production gun. It has been changed in key areas and tested by a team of experienced GunCad Community Members, including Mr. Snow, Danny Meatballs, Krrawn and BitPlumb.
Avidity Arms is the first firearms manufacturer to release a current production frame file for Private Gun Making. Rob Pincus talked about why the company has taken this step during an interview at SHOT Show 2023. He also talked with a Bloomberg News Podcast in late 2022. Pincus hopes that more manufacturers will embrace the private gun making community in the future.
The 3DPD10 Parts Kit includes all of the parts necessary for the hobby gun maker to complete their build and it is currently only available from JSD Supply, a long trusted source for gun making parts & supplies. Instructions for building and a PDF Copy of the pistol manual is included with the file download.
- PD10 Unboxing by Sapper Gentleman
Sapper Gentleman has posted a PD10 Unboxing video with his thoughts on the features and design of the PD10. Sapper Gentleman has trained with Rob Pincus and studied the thought process behind the pistol’s design. He is able to explain many of the features in great detail.
The PD10 is designed for defensive carry. It takes cues from many other popular pistols, while still being a distinct handgun with its own feel. This is especially true in regard to the “full size grip” on a very slim mid-sized gun. Sapper Gentleman does a great job of showing and discussing how various aspects affect the shootability of the Avidity Arms PD10.
Sapper Gentleman’s channel is full of tips and gear reviews, many of which are specifically aimed at new shooters or those new to defensive firearms training.
- Handgun Hero adds the PD10 !
Handgun Hero offers a quick and easy way for you to compare the statistics of popular handgun models. They offer multiple angle visual references and an intuitive interface. While the raw numbers don’t tell you anything about comfort, shootability or other important aspects, the data they offer can help you understand how different firearms stack up against one another objectively.
The PD10 is listed under the Avidity Arms brand, all together they have over SEVENTY Manufacturers represented. You can compare the PD10 to hundreds of handguns at their website! We couldn’t resist comparing it to the FK BRNO PSD, another handgun design that Rob Pincus contributed to.
From Handgun Hero:
“HandgunHero was built after constantly searching Google Images for things like “Glock 17 vs Glock 19” or “Ruger GP100 vs SP101 size comparison” and not seeing useful side-by-side comparison charts.
Whenever a new handgun was released or a youtube personality made a video about a handgun, I would search online for images or charts to get a feel for it’s size compared to models I’m familiar with.
After a lot of searching but not finding, I realized this was something I could build for myself as well as firearm enthusiasts. So here you go – I hope you find it useful. “
- PD10 Unboxing by JM4 Tactical
PD10 Unboxing video from JM4 Tactical posted a few days ago. JM4 Tactical have been making holsters for the PD10 since it was released in February 2023, but they have just received their first production version of the pistol.
Their leather covered Boltaron Relic holsters for the PD10 were designed using pre-production pistol frames, slides and parts to ensure proper fit and function.
It is a great compliment to Avidity Arms that our collaborators in the industry want to create products to support our firearms, but it is even better that they also want to personally own them!
- PD10 Range Report from GB Guns
PD10 Range Report posted from GB Guns, showing a very thorough test of PD10 reliability, accuracy potential and it’s ability to feed various ammunition from ultra-lightweight bullets through extra-heavy subsonic rounds.
Previously, GB Guns did a table top video covering all aspects of the PD10 Design and its features. This video complements the previous one very well, by showing the pistol performing in the training environment.
0:00 Avidity Arms PD10 Shooting Impressions
0:25 Cold Shots
3:53 What’s For Dinner™
10:42 Sights & Trigger Control
12:35 Practical Accuracy
13:22 After Shots
Many people have been anxious for more “youtubers” to evaluate the PD10’s performance and this video is sure to satisfy their curiosity. Perfect timing as more and more Avidity Arms Pistols are moving through distribution to retailers. We expect to see more PD10 Range Reports coming out soon!
- Rob Pincus talks PD10 on the LGO Lens
Rob Pincus joined Randy “Miyanovich” Miyan last month to talk PD10. Randy has been following the project for a few years. He actually participated in some of the durability testing that took place in 2022. He offered his own thoughts on the project and pressed Pincus for more background information than the typical interviewer. The podcast offers a great deal of insight into the process of bringing the PD10 to market.
In Part 2 of this series Miyanovich and Pincus discuss: all of the future offerings for The PD-10, what makes the PD-10 different?, a gun that is designed for the mean of concealed carriers who train, why best design is about compromises, Rob’s brain and personality being well-suited for an excellent gun, and being responsible as a 21st Century Gun manufacturer.LGO Lens Podcast
The stops, starts, pauses and evolutions of the Avidity Arms project are covered in more detail than has been revealed elsewhere. The two also go on a solid exploration of the concepts behind the company’s first pistol.
In addition to the PD10 talk, Pincus and Miyan cover a wide range of gun community and gun rights topics during the conversation.
- PD10 Review en Espanol!
Tenemos la Avidity Arms PD10 en nuetras manos. Que tal dispara? Esta es una arma diseñado por @RobPincusPro, un instructor considerado como uno de los mejores al nivel mundial.GunXprt
GunXprt has posted a PD10 Review in Spanish! The video was made at Triple J Armory in Colorado with one of the first production specification PD10 Pistols in January 2023.
GunXprt is Edgar Antillon, a founder of Guns For Everyone.
- Ted Nugent looks at the PD10
Ted Nugent looks at the PD10 with Rob Pincus as they discuss the importance of both handgun fight and a responsible training and practice regimen for anyone who wants to carry a firearm in public.
Nugent, known around the world as a master guitarist, has long been a firearms aficionado. He is dedicated to the martial art of defensive handgun training and has followed Pincus’ work as an educator for many years.
Pincus and Nugent discuss the overlap between training as a musician and training in defensive shooting skills and the way the features of the PD10 are based on the teaching principles that have been used for two decades in the classes offered through I.C.E. Training Company.
- PD10 Holsters in Shooting Illustrated
Shooting Illustrated recently took a look at the PD10 Holsters that are already available from several high quality sources.
“Avidity Arms, makers of the long awaited PD10 handgun is partnering up with a few select holster companies in order to support this new pistol with holster choices right from the start.”Shooting Illustrated Staff
Far too often, firearms manufacturers release models intended for defensive use that have little to no holster support. Avidity Arms collaborated with top companies to ensure that wouldn’t be the case with their first pistol. Leather, plastic and hybrid options are currently available from JM4 Tactical, G-Code and Tacrig. Each company offers multiple carrying options that cover the full range of carrying positions and styles to suit the needs of people who actually carry, and practice with, their pistols. Inside the waist band (including some centerline, or “appendix”, options), and outside the waistband styles are available from all three companies.
- PD10 Review on Triggered!
After last week’s podcast, the gun community was anxious to see Michael Bane’s full PD10 review and range report. The Triggered Episode featuring the new Avidity Arms pistol dropped yesterday and has much more detail on the pistol’s features and Bane’s experiences on the range.
Bane also shows off a couple of holsters for the PD10 and explains what he likes about both the G-Code and JM4 offerings.
“I look forward to getting my personal PD10, because I do really like the gun. I like the way it handles; I like the way it shoots The net net, as it were, is that Avidity delivered exactly what it said it would deliver, albeit not on the optimistic time frame they envisioned. I look forward to carrying it and shooting the PD10 a lot more!”Michaelbane.tv Blog 2/22/23
Bane has extensive knowledge and experience with firearms intended for defensive use. He has also been one of the most observant reporters on the evolution of concealed carry in the United States over the past 40 years. His PD10 review includes some history that explains his perspective on where the PD10 fits. He explains just how well it is optimized for defensive carry, while maintaining an appropriate level of shootability.
You can listen to his podcast here, and read his thoughts in a blog article published this week as well.
- Michael Bane says “The PD10 Delivers!”
The 157th Podcast Episode at Michaelbane.tv has this to say:
“The Avidity Arms PD-10, long considered to be “vaporware,” has arrived, and Michael takes it to the range…and loves it. “Superb grip!” he says. And it shoots as good as it looks!”
Bane has been following the development of the PD10 for many years and has a keen understanding of why it was designed the way it was. His decades of experience in the firearms industry, and familiarity with virtually every type of handgun ever made, give him insight into how the PD10 will fit into the market and why anyone looking for a reliable pistol for defensive carry should consider the PD10. He is also very familiar with the teaching principles of the pistol’s designer, Rob Pincus, which dictated many of the design features. The PD10 is designed specifically for defensive carry.
Michael Bane starts the podcast with an overview of the his history and perspective on the pistol and then gets into the details of his range experience and opinion of the various features of the PD10, including the grip, trigger, sights and texture.
Pictures of the pistol from his range session will be posted at Michaelbane.tv’s Blog!
Michael Bane has leveraged a career as a journalist, author, professional adventurer and acknowledged expert on firearms into some of the most innovative — and successful — shooting sports programming in the world.
- Bearing Arms on the PD10
John Petrolino has written an article for Bearing Arms on the the PD10.
“There’s new and exciting gear always hitting the market when it comes to gun stuff, especially around the annual SHOT Show. It’s not everyday though that the perennially almost-to-be-released PD10 designed by Rob Pincus and manufactured by Avidity Arms, actually hits the market. I had a chance to catch up with Pincus at the 2023 SHOT Show and subsequent to that, we chatted more about his magnum opus over a phone interview.”
The Article in Bearing Arms on the PD10 includes Petrolino’s first impressions on the Avidity Arms pistol, designed for concealed carry, as well as quotes from Pincus and a link to a phone conversation that the two men had a couple of weeks after SHOT Show.
Petrolino has been writing about firearms, gun rights and related issues for many years and is the author of Decoding Firearms. BearingArms is one of the most respected gun community focused websites, and is operated by Townhall Media, a Salem company.
- Concealedcarry.com looks at the PD10
In this video, Riley Bowman of Concealedcarry.com looks at the PD10 with Rob Pincus at SHOT Show 2023. Riley has been watching the development of the Avidity Arms pistol for years and handled pre-production examples at previous industry events. Riley has a great deal of experience with handguns for both competition and defensive carry and jokingly refers to the PD10 as “former vaporware”.
It is a great discussion with about the release of the PD10, and includes some insight into aspects of the design and how consumers can get their hands on one. Retailers wanting more information can fill out a dealer inquiry form with Avidity Arms, or contact their account manager at Davidson’s. Range owners interested in participating in the Range Rental Program can use the same form.
ConcealedCarry.com is a resource for American Concealed Carriers. They operate a network of firearm instructors across the country, an online store of firearm accessories, and act as a media outlet for the firearm industry. They host Guardian Nation, one of the fastest-growing membership and community of defensive-minded shooters and also host Guardian University, an online curriculum of firearm training courses.