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Mk12 Grand Power Blowout!

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A selection of Grand Power Mk12 pistols
A selection of Grand Power Mk12 pistols

For the last eight years you've heard me rant and rave about Grand Power pistols. Those were all of the Mk12 generation which is being replaced by the new Mk23 generation that is slowly making its way into the US. (If you're confused about the generational differences we have an article on that HERE).

So, logically it's time for Grand Power's US Importer, Global Ordnance, to make room for the Mk23s by blowing out the Mk12s. They are currently listed as low as $300. This is a spectacular time to pick one up if you've been on the fence about buying one.



Why buy the "old"? Valid question, here are some thoughts I have about picking up a Mk12 while we wait for the rest of the Mk23s to become available:

  • Long-proven system. You know these guns are going to be good.

  • Magazines! Each Grand Power pistol comes with three magazines, and the Mk23s use the same magazines so if you get a Mk12 now and Mk23 later of the same caliber and capacity you'll have six magazines you can use in either generation.

  • The action has changed: It appears there's a slight advantage to the new action type with easier field stripping and possibly a slight recoil advantage, but the classic Mk12 action type is already light years ahead of a Browning action when it comes to recoil control, so it's not really a loss, plus if you're a gun nerd like me it's fun to have both versions.

  • Aftermarket: I don't yet know if the Mk23s will fit Mk12 holsters, but what I do know is that the Mk12s have had a decade plus of holsters already on the market (it is limited however). In short, you've got a better chance of finding a Mk12 holster than a Mk23 holster.

  • Red Dots? The major advantage to the Mk23 CO models is that they are red dot ready. If that doesn't matter to you then you might as well save some cash and waiting and get a Mk12 now.

If you're not sure which model is right for you, we still have our Grand Power Pistol Guide which was written based on Mk12 models.


I don't know mow many Mk12s remain, or if any more will ever be imported again, so if you want one now is the time to grab one.

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What sights are compatible with the Q1 striker fired GP, or where (what website) could I find night sights, or a front night sight? Are any other Grand Power sights compatible? I thought I would ask the people that got me to purchase my first GP. It seems I will be purchasing more, especially MK23’s as they are released.


thanks

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There are unfortunately few options and despite my years of suggestions the sight cuts did not change for the Mk23s. The front sight cna use a modified CZ-75 sight (you have to file or cut for the corss pin, or cement the sight in place). The rear sights are unique. Another alternative are the fiber optic sights fromt eh X-Trim line. You can ask Global Ordnance about ordering those.

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Paul Moy
Paul Moy
Dec 10, 2023

Thank you for this! Just got my first Grand Power, the P1. Looking forward to using it...and the Mark 23's.

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Graham Baates
Graham Baates
Dec 10, 2023
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Congrats! Please let us know what you think about the P1 once you've been to the range with it.

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Chuck Weatherall
Chuck Weatherall
Nov 20, 2023

Just ordered a P380. Down from $400 to $270! This will be my first handgun. And tomorrow is my birthday. I’m a very excited old man.

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Well, that's great news if you didn't pay $420ish for a Q100 earlier this year. 😪 Oh well, I got my Mk7 pistols at fire sale prices so it probably evens out.

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Placed an order this morning for a P1 mk12!

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That’s affirmative! You be hearing from me soon

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