• Savage Announces New Stance Micro-Compact Pistols

    Yesterday (Dec. 20, 2021) Savage Arms officially launched their new line of Stance semi-auto micro-compact pistols. It's been over 100 years since Savage Arms last brought a new defensive pistol to market, the last time being the Model 1917 Pocket Pistol in 1917. Those early Savage pistols were considered quite revolutionary at the time and have become very collectable in recent years.

    The new Stance line features 14 unique SKU's that consist of three model variants, two iron sight options, an integrated laser option, and three different frame color options.

    Frame color choices consist of black, gray of flat dark earth (FDE).

    The two iron sight options available consist of a standard 3-dot sight arrangement as well as a TRUGLO night sight option. Models with the integrated laser are available with both iron sight options, but frame color for laser models is limited to black only.


    • Includes (2) 18° interchangeable backstraps to adjust grip size
    • Ambidextrous magazine release & slide catch
    • Stippling grip texture for 360° secure fit with finger indexing
    • Stainless steel slide with beveled front for easy holstering
    • Ported, wide slide serrations for increased purchase
    • Short, crisp trigger with short reset and wide, well-rounded face
    • 3.2” stainless steel barrel• Removable chassis for interchangeable grips
    • Easy takedown with takedown lever, no trigger pull or tool needed for disassembly
    • Snag free functional sights
    • Ambidextrous manual safety & night sight models available
    • Includes (2) magazines and hard case for protection

    Per Savage's press kit, they state that: "Stance® refines the micro-nine into a thin, easily concealable pistol that is built to be both functional in the hand as it is easy to conceal. With its aggressive surface textures, advanced slide serrations and ergonomic grip, Stance is designed to be comfortable when holstered and formidable when it needs to be."

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    It's clear that Savage Arms has put a strong focus on branching into new areas of the firearms market in recent years. First it was their entry
    into the shotgun market with the Stevens line of shotguns and most recently the Savage Renegauge semi-auto shotgun line. After that we saw them enter
    into the modern sporting rifle market with their own line of AR-10 and AR-15 style rifles making up the MSR Series. Last year they made a strong push to get a bigger piece of the pie in the European market with the introduction of the new straight-pull Impulse Series of bolt-action rifles. And now we have the Stance, Savage's hopes of breaking into the concealed carry and personal defensive handgun market.

    That just begs the question: Where will Savage go next?

    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Blue Avenger's Avatar
      Blue Avenger -
    1. Blue Avenger's Avatar
      Blue Avenger -
      released the idea or there shipping?
    1. mjbgalt's Avatar
      mjbgalt -
      Looks like a copy of the "honor" model which was a copy of the shield.
    1. J.Baker's Avatar
      J.Baker -
      IIRC they're supposed to start shipping this month, but they also said that last year about the Impulse rifles so I wouldn't hold my breath.