Any pistol lover out there is going to be intrigued by the Laugo Arms Alien 9mm: not only does it have the lowest bore axis of any firearm out there, it is also riddled with so many other amazing and unique features, and has to be one of the most popular choices in the world. One of the main things that draws attention to it in such a big way, of course, is its design, and there are few firearms which have such a uniquely alluring aesthetic to them. So what can you expect from this pistol, and what are some of its major qualities and features?

An Overview

First let’s take a brief overview of the gun itself, top-down. What are we looking at here? In simple terms, the Alien is a semiautomatic pistol, which comes with a number of patented – utterly unique – technical solutions. Laugo Arms claims that the Alien firearms do not use obsolete locking mechanisms or normal trigger mechanisms, meaning that these pistols are really in a league of their own. This is one of the major reasons that so many enthusiasts are keen to pick up and try the Alien, to see just how well it shoots.

Major Features

So what are some of the Alien’s major features? According to the official information on the gun in question, you can expect the lowest bore axis around – and this is, as we have seen, the main selling point of this weapon. The Alien also boasts a fixed barrel, and a low center of gravity, and this combination helps to make it one of the straightest shooters you can find, particularly so for a pistol of its size. That is something that everyone is going to be glad for when they pick up this gun.

Beyond that, the Alien has a gas piston delayed blowback, which makes for easier and cleaner shooting, and ensures that it is a somewhat safer pistol to fire than many that you might find on the market. It is also decidedly user-friendly: with its standard striker fire controls, you can be sure that you know exactly what you are doing when you are handling this weapon, and of course that makes it a safer option too. As you can see, there is already plenty to love about this Alien gun, but these are not the only features which should get you excited.

On top of all of that, the Alien also has an unparalleled construction, notably primarily for its simplicity and therefore its uncomplicated nature. However, don’t go thinking that just because it’s uncomplicated it can’t be worthwhile – in fact, the construction of this firearm is completely robust and trustworthy, and made to a military grade, so you can be sure that you are getting your hands on a weapon that you can really trust.

But one of the most important things to remember about the Alien – and something that is making it one of the most popular pistols in the world – is that it is incredibly easy to customize. It is, in fact, one of the most customizable guns anywhere in the world, thanks in large part to its high level of modularity combined with the robust way in which it has been constructed, as we mentioned above. It even comes with an exchangeable non-reciprocating upper part of the slide, and the slide is reciprocating only on sides, making it an amazing one to handle and suit to your own liking. It’s no wonder that it is such an amazing pistol to hold and to shoot, and one of the most popular in the world.

What Sets It Apart?

As well as these features, it might be good to know exactly what actually sets this gun apart from the rest, so let’s take a look at some of those things in some detail now. One of the first things you will notice when you take a good look at the Alien 9mm is that it has that incredibly low bore. It is also constructed of more than one material, a little like the Sphinx SDP, with grip frame and the sight rail being aluminum and the frame being steel.

These differences aside, the Alien is also fed from proprietary 17 round magazines instead of readily available CZ-75 mags. This is something that not all gun-lovers are going to be too happy about, but it is something that you need to be aware of at the start. However, if you can overlook that small issue, this is still a wonderful gun to have, and many would say that it is worth that small issue. This gun also has a rather slim grip, so that is something to think about if you are not necessarily adept at utilising such a weapon, or if you need something wider.

Other Parts

If you grab the Alien 9mm, you will find that it comes with a few other parts, which are necessary and which you don’t always get with other pistols of a similar kind. The Alien will come with a holster, a red dot sight for better aiming – which, combined with the construction of the barrel and the low bore, makes for extremely accurate shooting, three separate magazines, and numerous upper slides. So you know that you are going to be getting bang for your buck with this at least, and that’s something that you can always be on the lookout for.

As you can see, this Alien 9mm from Laugo Arms is truly a modern classic, and likely to only grow in popularity in the years to come. With expert handling and extremely straight shooting, it is great for a variety of circumstances, and is likely to be considered an essential in the gun safe of any true pistol aficionado. If you are considering getting yourself a new pistol this year, then you might want to consider whether the Alien 9mm might be the right one for you.