A couple of weeks ago, YouTuber Graham Baates did a tabletop review of the Grand Power Stribog, a 9mm semi-auto pistol carbine previously available only to law enforcement and military in Europe. Now Graham has posted a video showing the Stribog, currently available to civilians in the U.S. via Eagle Imports, in action at the range. Watch it above.

For his full mag +1 reliability assessment, Graham uses Freedom Munitions’ 115gr ball ammo, firing at an ABC Zone target set up about 50 yards out. In the “what’s for dinner” segment, Graham tests out 10 different loads, examining feed, cycling, function and last round bolt hold open. The loads are: Freedom Munitions Hush 165gr; Remington HTP 147gr; Magtech First Defense Bonded 124gr; Hornady Steel Match 125gr; Blazer 124gr; Hornady American Gunner 115gr XTP; Geco 94gr; Magtech First Defense 92.6gr; Winchester Super Clean 90gr; and Liberty Civil Trainer 65gr. In addition, Graham runs through four subsonic loads since the Stribog is can-friendly.

Boasting a lightweight, anodized aluminum alloy construction, the Grand Power Stribog features a dynamic blowback mass bolt action; dual mass slide that mitigates recoil; eight-inch threaded barrel with a thread protector; ambidextrous safety and mag releases; and M-LOK rails. An optional back plate AR tube adaptor is also available if you want to slap on a pistol brace.

See the full range of specs and features on the Stribog below.

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Grand Power Stribog Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Action: Dynamic Blowback Mass Bolt
  • Capacity: 20+1
  • Barrel Length: 8″
  • Front Sight: Flip-up
  • Rear Sight: Flip-up
  • Finish: Black
  • Grips: Polymer
  • Construction: HTS Aluminum Alloy
  • Safety: Ambidextrous External Safety
  • Weight: 82 oz.
  • Length: 14.74”
  • Height: 8″
  • MSRP: $869


  • Ambidextrous safety and magazine releases
  • Pop-up front and rear sights
  • Threaded barrel with thread protector
  • M-Lok accessory rails
  • Optional back plate AR tube adapter for pistol brace attachment available for purchase separately
  • Lifetime service contract for original owners
  • (2) 20-round magazines (30- and 10-round magazines available for purchase separately)

Graham Baates” is a pen name used by a 15-year active U.S. Army veteran who spent most of his time in the tactical side of the Intelligence community including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Post-Army, Graham spent some time in the 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor and now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side.

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