“The First of Its Kind”

By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Laugo Arms of Prague, Czechoslovakia has come up with something completely different.  They had a vision to change the firearms industry and it appears they have succeeded with the Alien pistol.  The Laugo Alien has features that are unique to say the least.

THE FRAME

The frame, as well as the slide, has user friendly, standard striker, fire controls.  The Alien also has modularity features that enable you to add a compensator, a magwell, and different types of upper slides.

THE SLIDE & BARREL

The big difference in the Alien design is that the Alien’s barrel is mounted directly to the frame, which eliminates movement during the firing cycle, resulting in exceptional accuracy.  This design gives the Alien the lowest bore axis of any production pistol in the world, giving you quick shot follow-up, with virtually no muzzle flip.  Since the barrel is fixed, the Alien uses a non-reciprocating, top rail to which the sights are affixed.  Since the sights are not moving during firing, the Alien gives the shooter an uninterrupted sight picture and target focus.  The upper part of the slide can be changed quickly allowing for different types of sights or missions.  Since the upper slide is not moving, red dot sights get a longer lifespan because they are not being subjected to recoil forces.  The Alien uses a gas delayed blowback system that takes gas pressure from the barrel to slow down the slide with a gas piston.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Gas Delayed Blowback, Striker Fire

Caliber: 9x19mm

Magazine capacity: 17 Rounds

Sights: Fiber Optic, Red Dot, or Picatinny rail options

Barrel Length: 4.8 Inches

Overall Length: 8.2 Inches

Width: 1.1 Pounds

Weight: 2.2 Pounds

MSRP: $4,799 – $6,250

URL: www.laugoarms.com

THE VERDICT

Although the Alien pistol is a beautiful design, its cutting-edge technology & materials, along with hand assembly & fitting, don’t come cheap.  If I had the money, I’d certainly have one in my gun cabinet, but you do 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, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at polizei22@msn.com