I get to handle a lot of different guns from pretty much every manufacturer that has ever made guns. It is a fantastic job; however, sometimes it gets a bit boring. You hear about a new gun coming to the market and get all excited but when you get your hands on it you realize it is really nothing more than another polymer pistol, 1911, or AR variant. This is not the case with the Laugo Alien Pistol.
Tested: Laugo Alien Pistol
I waited nearly two years to get my hands on the Alien. I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I opened it. All the wait and anticipation was definitely worth it when I saw the Bugatti of guns sitting in the case in my office.
The Alien is like nothing else we have seen in a pistol––designed by Jan Lucansky, founder of Laugo Arms. Most have no idea who Jan is, and neither did I until I did some research. Jan has designed one other gun as well, a submachine gun that caught the eye of CZ. It impressed CZ enough, they bought the rights to it and deemed it the Scorpion. This is probably why I love the Alien pistol so much. My CZ Scorpion remains my favorite gun in my collection.
The Alien comprises a gas-piston blowback pistol. It features a 4.8-inch fixed barrel with the lowest bore axis on any pistol in this universe. The Alien’s slide has reciprocating sides, while the top part of the slide stays stationary and can be fitted with either iron sights or a red dot top. The gun just works. It shoots insanely flat and just stays on target.
You can choose between two packages: the Performance package which has an MSRP of $4,000, and the Full package with an MSRP of $5,000. You get the pistol, iron sight top rail, two mags, and a tool kit with the Performance package. Meanwhile, the Full package adds an extra magazine, holster, and the addition of the red dot rail with a proprietary red dot mounted on top. Shooting the Alien is like nothing else I have ever shot and can truly be said to be out of this world. For even more info, please visit laugoarms.com.
The Laugo Alien Pistol Has Landed, and Its out of This World – Ballistic Magazine is written by Andy Grossman for www.ballisticmag.com