First Look: GForce Arms Equalizer GF9 Pistol By: David Lane

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MADE IN THE USA, A GLOCK 26 CHALLENGER IS COMING SOON

Long an importer of Turkish shotguns, GForce is entering the handgun world with their new GF9 pistol!

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Made in the USA, the GF9 is in many ways a Glock 26 clone with some added features. 

Front and rear slide serrations, fiber optic sights, flat-faced trigger shoe, Trijicon RMR footprint optic plate, 3.25” barrel, aggressive stippling on the fame, user-adjustable left/right magazine release, and four backstraps all come standard in the box.

Most of the parts are touted as being compatible with Glock G26 Gen 3 aftermarket parts; this includes the trigger, slide, barrel, and sights. Interestingly, it does not take Glock mags.

The GF9 comes with two 12-round magazines that are proprietary to GForce. That’s a couple of rounds more than a normal Glock 26, but so far, it’s not clear if the GF9 frame is the same size as the Glock 26. 

About the only modern feature the GF9 is missing is a rail of some kind for weapon-mounted lights, although I suspect this was omitted so that the GF9 would be compatible with most Glock 26 holsters.

It’s always good to see more domestic firearm manufacturing, but the question of quality will have to wait and be seen. 

The added features of the GF9 over a Glock 26 are compelling and could make for an excellent firearm. Still, in the end, reliability is paramount, especially for pistols designed to be CCW size. 

If nothing else, maybe this will help prove to Glock that the public does want a G26 with updated modern features.

No MSRP for the GF9 has been announced.

GF9 SPECS:

  • Capacity: 12-Round Magazine
  • Manufacturer: GForce Arms, U.S.A.
  • Chamber: 9MM
  • Barrel Length: 3.25”
  • Front Sight: Red Fiber-Optic
  • Rear Sight: Green Fiber-Optic
  • Material: Glass-Filled Polymer and Steel

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