By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Excel Industries, based in Ontario, California, is a diversified manufacturing company.  They’re capable of tool and die making, mold making, and precision electronic metal stamping.  Imagine, commercial hardware metal stamping, wire forms, CNC machining, all under one roof!  They specialize in precision products requiring close tolerances and high production volume.  Their products are used in automotive and aircraft industries, as well as many others.  On top of all that, Excel Industries produces its own line of firearms!

THE 411

The Excel X-Series pistols are CNC machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum, featuring AR pattern styling.  The unique design provides a full-length picatinny rail for mounting flip up iron sights, or a Micro Red Dot, or both!  The hand guard is drilled and tapped to add your choice of accessory rails for mounting lights & lasers.  The 4-inch barrel is threaded for mounting a suppressor and comes with a thread protector.  The X-5.7P featured here is chambered for the FN 5.7×28 round and uses Fabrique National FiveseveN 17 and 30 round magazines.  There is also a 9mm version available that uses Glock magazines.  The rear of the receiver is threaded and ready to accept a brace.


Type: Semi-Automatic Blow Back

Caliber: 5.7 x 28

Magazine capacity: 10/ 17 / 30 Rounds

Sights: Full length 1913 Picatinny Rail

Barrel Length: 4 Inches

Overall Length: 12 Inches

Weight: 4.5 pounds

MSRP: $862



A solid pistol manufactured by a company with vast knowledge of manufacturing processes.  The X-5 series looks heavy duty bare bones industrial, but fun.  A great gun for the range, plinking, or with its 5.7×28 round, home defense.  Everyone should have at least one firearm chambered for the 5.7×28 round.  Perhaps this is the one for you.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at [email protected]