By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

New for 2022 is the Lionheart Regulus Blackout Alpha pistol.  Introduced at the 2022 SHOT Show, the Regulus is Built from the highest-grade materials with cutting-edge technology and precision machining.  Every aspect of the design has been shaped by consumer feedback and reviewer insight – this led to many upgrades, including a refined trigger, redesigned sight sizes, and increased color options.  Lionheart Industries is based in Georgia and was originally an importer of the Korean Daewoo K5 pistol, later known as the LH9.  Now they are under new management, and they’ve taken the LH9, redesigned and updated it, and are producing it completely in America.


The Regulus has a unique double action plus operating system, which offers a double or single action trigger.  It also provides a third option that features a long take up combined with a single action pull weight.  Aerospace-grade aluminum makes the frame rugged, yet extremely light weight.  Cerakote protects the entire pistol, ensuring smooth function while resisting damage from use and corrosion.  The Regulus is equipped with an accessory rail, which allows attachment of lights & lasers.  Other features include comfortable, custom cut, G10 grips that provide exceptional traction in every situation.


The chromoly steel slide and Tru-Axis™ barrel will withstand abuse for tens of thousands of rounds in every type of adverse condition.  Lionheart’s Tru-Axis™ barrel system locks-up tightly and provides unrivaled accuracy.


Type: Single Action / Double Action plus operating system

Caliber: 9×19 mm

Magazine capacity: 10 rounds / 18 rounds for free states

Sights: Novak low profile 1911 dovetail rear, Fiber optic front  / Tritium night sights optional

Barrel Length: 4.1 inches standard, 4.7 inches threaded

Overall Length: 7.4 inches standard, 8 inches threaded

Width: 1.29 inches

Weight: 27.3 ounces

MSRP: $999 fiber optic sights / $1,099 night sights / $1,149 combat



The Regulus is an outstanding re-design, created by listening to what shooters require in a pistol.  It’s also a good-looking gun.  See if the Regulus is the pistol 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]