Fightlite SCR Pistol
- Price: $799.99
- Barrel length: 7.5 inch
- Total Length: 20.25 inch
- Caliber: 5.56 NATO
- Capacity: 10+1
There is no logical reason I can think of for the Fightlite Industries SCR Pistol, unless it’s to do with weird California gun laws. That’s the only thing I got.
I’m not sure it does any one job better than the guns we already have, but then this steampunk mash-up of a pistol put a smile on my face. If it does the same for enough of you, then it’s a winner.
I have to admit there’s a certain level of want here and it might be the sheer pointlessness of this gun that makes it so damned appealing.
You really do get a bird’s head grip that we’ve come to associate with Shockwave and Tac-14 shotguns, sorry firearms. Is that better than a pistol grip, in pretty much any circumstance? That’s the question, but it does look like a fun gun for the range, especially if you have a backyard range.
It’s a totally new gun that basically no other firing style will work with. Therein lies the challenge, although it does come with a Picatinny rail up top so you can fit an RMR and find your own unique shooting position.
The weight of this thing actually is incredible. It’s just 3.9lb, the overall length is just the wrong side of 20 inches and the 7.25” barrel should offer some level of precision if you go with a laser.
Now the problem, as I see it, is that a bird’s head grip is designed to be shot from the hip, because a shotgun, firearm, whatever you want to call it, doesn’t have to be that accurate. The modern shotguns are basically sawn-off, too, and their main USP is Blunderbus style chaos and destruction at close range.
An AR-15 is a precision tool, it’s totally the opposite thing. Dropping one to your hip rarely makes it more accurate and you can shoot Rambo-style with a Colt M4 if that’s the way you get your jollies.
You can also opt for any one of these civilian semi-automatic SMGs, civvy versions of military hardware, that I think will be more appropriate for any given self-defense or tactical situation.
I guess that’s the point. I can’t imagine the special forces strapping one of these to their back. It’s an oddity, a novelty gun, a curiosity to have fun with.
Treat it like that and this could be a seriously entertaining firearm that always puts a smile on your face. It’s the little AR-15 that thinks it’s a Shockwave. It’s kind of cute in its own way.
The Fightlite SCR pistol comes with proper hardware. You get a direct impingement system and an M-Lok rail on the handguard for Tacti-cool accessories. It’s that kind of gun. Don’t be ashamed, have fun and go mad with this one…
That’s really the point of this gun after all. ‘Murica, F*** Yeah!