As the doors of the MSPO 2023 defense exhibition swung open today, all eyes were on Fabryka Broni “Lucznik” from Radom, Poland, as they unveiled their latest masterpiece – the MPS, short for Modulowy Pistolet Samopowtarzalny (Modular Semi-Automatic Pistol). The MPS is a game-changer in the world of firearms, boasting a unique polymer-framed, striker-fired design, and chambered for the 9×19 cartridge. Much like the renowned Sig Sauer P320, the heart of this innovative pistol is its fire-control module, which can be effortlessly swapped into various polymer frames, catering to the diverse needs of users. The initial release model boasts a 102 mm long barrel and a 15-round magazine capacity, but that’s just the beginning of its versatility.
One of the standout features of the MPS is its compatibility with red dot sights, thanks to a meticulously designed slide that accommodates them. Fabryka Broni offers a choice of five different plates to accommodate various micro red dot models, ensuring pinpoint accuracy for shooters. Additionally, the pistol comes with three different grip panels, allowing users to customize their grip to their preference.In a bid to cater to the diverse requirements of gun enthusiasts, Fabryka Broni has made provisions for a threaded barrel and heightened suppressor-compatible sights for those seeking a tactical edge. According to an FB Radom representative, an initial production batch of 200 MPS pistols is slated for release in 2023, with the promise of exploring new frame sizes and potentially new calibers in the future.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the MPS is its unconventional design. Unlike the majority of similar pistols, the MPS boasts an internal frame discreetly concealed within its plastic grip. This design means that purchasing and changing grips can be done without the need for cumbersome firearm purchase certificates, streamlining the ownership experience. Seweryn Figurski, Vice President of FB Lucznik, has promised an array of grip options, including different sizes, colors, and mounting rail lengths beneath the barrel. Additionally, a “Tactical” version of the MPS has been teased, although specifics remain under wraps for now.
The MPS operates on the 9×19 mm cartridge and employs a striker system, with the manufacturer defining its operating system as semi-DAO, or Semi Double Action Only, featuring initial self-cocking of the firing pin. The factory-set trigger pull weight is a precise 2.3-2.4 kilograms, ensuring both precision and safety. The pistol, excluding the magazine, weighs in at a nimble 595 grams. Notably, the MPS comes factory-equipped for the installation of micro reflex sights, with a set that includes five mounting plates for attaching sights from popular manufacturers to the slide. The pistol’s design also emphasizes ambidexterity, with the slide stop conveniently located on both sides of the grip and an easily adaptable magazine release button. Standard safety features include a trigger safety and a suite of internal safeties to enhance user security.