Video Review: Savage Stance Pistol

Our expert reviewers put Savage's first handgun in decades through its paces.

posted on December 2, 2022

Savage Arms is justly famous for its rifles, but many shooters don't know that Savage Arms recently returned to making handguns. Its first foray into 21st-century pistolcraft is the Stance, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun designed to last well into the 22nd. Where did Savage get the name "Stance"? 

“When firing a pistol, especially an everyday carry (EDC) model, body position and confidence is everything. We felt that the word ‘Stance’ fit well with what this model was designed for," answers Savage's Beth Shimanski. 

What sets this pistol apart from a fairly crowded field of compact pistols is its customizability. Instead of using a serialized frame, the Stance uses a detachable, serialized metal chassis housed within a glass-nylon frame. This chassis can be removed from the frame and swapped into another Stance frame. This allows the user to change out the polymer for other color options offered by Savage, which include black, flat dark earth and gray.

So how does it shoot? American Rifleman's expert reviewers took the Stance to the range for some rigorous testing. In this great video, you'll get to see why the Savage Stance is NRA's Gun of the Week!


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