RELIANT UPDATE

We know it has been a long time since we have posted any updates.  We apologize for the silence and want to reassure all of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Reliant that we are still here.  This past year has been extremely challenging from both an engineering and financial aspect.

While we want nothing more than to release the Reliant to market, we simply are not quite there yet.  Several factors have led to our delay which undoubtedly has slowed the pace.  The two main areas we are not willing to compromise on are safety and reliability.  During testing, certain components simply did not pass our quality standards and needed to be redesigned.  Unfortunately, sometimes during product development, these such changes can affect other components which in turn need to be redesigned as well.

With all that said, we will be testing what we hope to be our final prototypes.  We will then send off the critical components to a lab for independent testing.  Upon approval, we will schedule a pre-production run to ensure manufacturability on a larger scale.   Finally, we will begin accepting orders.

We really do appreciate all the support we have been getting and are extremely encouraged by the overwhelming interest.  We also understand that many of you are eager to purchase a Reliant and know that it is difficult to remain patient.  Please bare with us as we are working extremely hard to get the Reliant to market as soon as we possibly can.  We have been inundated by emails and messages and it has been extremely difficult to answer you all.  For those of you who have not received a response, we apologize.  We will do our very best to do a better job of sharing our progress through our blog post and facebook. 

Thanks again for all your support from all of us here at Signal 9 Defense.

MSRP Pricing Announced

Quite a bit has been happening at Edge Arms since our last update.  Our engineers continue to optimize our design for manufacturing.  We have also been utilizing rapid prototyping processes, including 3D printing, to test and proof different grips, speed loaders, and laser switches to ensure optimal comfort and function.

Many of you have already filled out our online survey. If you haven't, please head over to our website and give us your opinion.  This feedback is greatly appreciated and is helping us plan for production.

The number one question we have been asked so far is how much will the Reliant cost.  We are pleased to finally be in a position to publish pricing.

Please go to our website at www.edgearms.com/reliant to view the pricing. Look out for upcoming announcements regarding ship dates.  We appreciate your support and welcome any feedback you might have. 

Please visit our Facebook page and like Edge Arms to help spread the word. 

Reliant Status Update

Our engineers have been working diligently to refine our design and get it ready for full production.  We have been testing prototypes for form fit and function to ensure our final product is the best it can be.  During those tests, our primary concerns have been safety and reliability, and finally comfort.

Our internal safety testing has passed with flying colors. Soon we will be sending the Reliant out for independent destructive testing.  We want to know that if a component fails, what that component is and how long did it took to fail.

The Reliant must fire and fire every time. During our testing, we found that the .22 rimfire round is quite challenging to fire repeatedly.  Especially those that are chrome plated.  We have spent countless hours testing various firing pin geometry and springs. We determined that the spring force required to detonate a round every time resulted in a trigger force that exceeded what we deemed comfortable to shoot.  This issue is common with double-action .22 firearms. While some do not mind a stronger trigger pull, we believe many will not be please with it.

Therefore, we have made the decision to set aside the rimfire model for now and continue to develop the .32, .38, and .380 models.  The Reliant will fire all calibers with interchangeable barrels.  The .380 ACP and the .32 ACP will require a moon clip to operate.  This decision will allow us to get the firearm to market much quicker while we determine the next steps for the .22 model as well as other calibers.  

Our testing on the center fire models has been promising and we are in the final stages of development.  The initial prototypes performed extremely well.  We are currently manufacturing production ready prototypes that we will test before we manufacture tooling and molds. Once we reach this stage we will begin taking orders.  

We appreciate your support and welcome any feedback you might have. Our website has been updated so please check back regularly for updates.  The homepage includes a very short anonymous survey that we hope you will take.  This survey will help us to determine production levels as we enter the manufacturing stage.