(Update Aug. 15: Adds comment by BCL owner Rob MacIntyre.)
TheGunBlog.ca — Black Creek Labs plans to sell its new PX19 pistol this year as the first made-in-Canada handgun in more than a decade. It will follow up with the larger PX17.❤️ 🇨🇦 ❤️
“The PX19 will be available in late 2020 in black, olive drab (pictured), desert tan and will be followed by the PX17, a large frame version,” the Peterborough, Ontario-based company said on Instagram today.
9 mm Calibre
The new 9 mm pistols aren’t on BCL’s website, and the Instagram posts didn’t mention a price.
Update Aug. 15: Price
“Pricing is a tough one,” Rob MacIntyre, the owner and chief executive officer of BCL, told TheGunBlog.ca in an exclusive interview. “We do not want it to come in more than Glock, but it’s going to be tough as we don’t even come close to the volume of pistols that Glock manufactures and sells each year, so their costs of making a pistol will be much lower.”
He said the company “will always do our best to ensure that our retail prices are reasonable.”
Similar to a Glock
“The PX19 is similar in functional design to a Glock and has some parts compatibility, however the frame itself is made from aircraft grade aluminum and finished in hard anodize and cerakote,” the Instagram post said.
BCL said in May it’s exiting the Canadian market for semi-automatic rifles after the governing Liberal Party and federal police banned its flagship product, the BCL102, as part of their mass rifle and shotgun confiscations.
The Liberals are preparing mass handgun confiscations next, as they work to weaken citizens, cripple the firearm industry and kill modern shooting sports.
BCL referred to the PX19 as a “combat pistol.”
Update Aug. 15: MacIntyre said it will be offered for sale to Canadian recreational shooters and competitors.
Hunting and sport shooting are at the heart of Canadian culture, heritage and the economy.
About 300,000 Canadians own pistols and revolvers registered with the federal police, out of 2.2 million men and women with a police-approved firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence.
Almost all of the roughly 350,000 new handguns, rifles and shotguns they buy every year are made abroad.
Black Creek Labs is one of Canada’s only firearm makers.
Canadian Handgun History
Canadian companies have produced handguns before.
- John Inglis & Co. made Browning Hi Power pistols in World War II at its factory in what is today Liberty Village in Toronto.
- Para-Ordnance Manufacturing Inc. made 1911 model pistols in the Scarborough area of Toronto until 2009.
“A production pistol hasn’t been manufactured in Canada in over 10 years,” Black Creek Labs said yesterday on Instagram. “The BCL PX19, an aluminum framed combat pistol (compatible with some Glock parts) available in late 2020 #madeincanada”