Salient Arms International SAI BLU Compact, Tier One Utility, and Tier One 2.0 Custom Glock-Type Pistols for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Home Defense! (Video!)

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by David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

July 31, 2020

High-End Custom 5.56mm tactical AR (AR-15) rifle/carbin/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles) aren’t the only thing Salient Arms International (SAI) makes. Oh, no. They also make some pretty cool high-end custom Glock-type pistols. Garrett Sondgerath of SAI and Archon Firearms showed some of these to DefenseReview (DR), as well, at SHOT Show 2020.

Specifically, he showed us the SAI BLU Compact, or “BLU C“, the SAI Tier One Utility, and the SAI Tier One 2.0. These latest SAI pistols look every bit as well-developed and outfitted as their tactical AR’s, and dialed-in very specifically feature-wise for their intended purpose.

Here’s the video we shot at SHOT covering all three pistols:

And, here’s the complete info on them from Salient’s website:

SAI BLU COMPACT 9MM

$2410.00
OUT OF STOCK

Introducing BLU Compact.

This pistol is made completely in house and features a proprietary integrated brass back strap and magwell. The BLU fills a void for those shooters who adore the ergonomics of the M&P and the reliability of the Glock.

These desires presented the perfect opportunity in the market which we feel we have taken advantage of giving birth to the BLU. The BLU is only available in two configurations full size and compact, both accepting Glock magazines. The standard features a full size slide and frame accepting Glock 17 magazines. The Compact version features a compact slide and frame – leveraging Glock 19 magazines.

Features:
• BLU slide cuts for enhanced grip and weight reduction
• Tier 1 internals with SAI flat face trigger shoe
• SAI Black nitride, box fluted, match grade barrel (threaded or non-threaded)
• SAI solid brass backstrap for counterweight
• SAI solid brass magazine release
• SAI fiber optic sights
• Frame stippled with double trigger guard undercut
• Stainless steel guide rod with ISMI recoil spring

Please note:
• All weapons and parts carry a lifetime warranty.
• Pictures shown are of the standard frame configuration.

SAI TIER ONE UTILITY FOR GLOCK

Introducing the all new Tier One Utility Package. The Tier One Utility package features a trued mating of the frame and slide for optimal smooth tracking. This smooth and fast tracking is further enhanced through the reliable SAI weight reduction on the slide which is taken to the edge with the addition of window cuts on the slide – only available on Tier Ones.

The slide features our all new knurled surface finish that is applied to the sides and top of the slide to provide a more positive ergonomic feel while esthetically doing something brand new to the market. The frame features standard stippling and a double trigger guard undercut providing the user with a higher grip and added enhanced stippled surface for control. Tier One Utility packages come with a flat trigger shoe and a Rose Glock SAI Box Fluted Match barrel.

Features:
• Models Available: 9mm (G17/G19)
• Rose Gold Box Fluted Match Barrel
• Trigger Weight: 4 lbs
• SAI Fiber Optic Sights Standard
• Trued Mating of Frame and Glock Slide
• Double Trigger Guard undercut
• Tier One Internals (Standard) – Flat Trigger Shoe
• Generation 4 Back Straps all come Stippled

Please note:
• Utility packages are currently out of stock. We will update the website as soon as they become available again. Please check our dealer locator to find one in stock near you. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions.
• All weapons and parts carry a lifetime warranty.

Salient Arms International is not affiliated with or endorsed by Glock Ges.m.b.H. or Glock, Inc. Glock Ges.m.b.H. and Glock, Inc. possess the exclusive rights to numerous trademarks worldwide, including the trademarks “GLOCK”, “G17”, “G19”, and “G43” and the trade dress of the Glock pistols. Salient Arms International does not own or possess any intellectual property rights in or to the modifications and alterations made to pistols originally manufactured by Glock, including modification and alterations associated with the “Tier One” package.

THIS PISTOL HAS BEEN MODIFIED BY SALIENT ARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

SAI TIER ONE 2.0 PACKAGE FOR GLOCK

$2410.00

Introducing the SAI Tier One V2 Package on Glock 17 or 19’s – the ultimate in performance and reliability for your Glock. The Tier One Package on a Glock 17/19 features a trued mating of the frame and slide for optimal smooth tracking. This smooth and fast tracking is further enhanced through the reliable SAI weight reduction on the slide which is taken to the edge with the addition of window cuts on the slide – only available on Tier Ones. The slide features enhanced rear cocking serrations for positive manipulations and the additional positive cocking serrations for press checks. The frame features a full hand stipple and double trigger guard undercut providing the user with a higher grip and added enhanced stippled surface for control. Customers have their choice of TiN or Black Nitride SAI Box Fluted Match and threaded barrels – all standard on Tier One Package.

If you want to take your Glock to another level of performance while still retaining that Glock reliability we all love then this is the package for you!

Features:
• Models Available: 9mm (G19, G17)
• Box Fluted Match Barrel – Choice of TiN or Black Nitride in Threaded or Non-Threaded variants
• Trigger Weight: 4 lbs
• SAI Fiber Optic Sights Standard
• Trued Mating of Frame and Glock Slide
• Double Trigger Guard undercut
• Tier One Internals (Standard) w/SAI Flat Trigger Shoe
• Generation 3 and Generation 4 Packages Available

Please note:
• All weapons and parts carry a lifetime warranty.
• Pictures shown are the standard Tier One Package configuration and do not represent all the finishes and options available.

Salient Arms International is not affiliated with or endorsed by Glock Ges.m.b.H. or Glock, Inc. Glock Ges.m.b.H. and Glock, Inc. possess the exclusive rights to numerous trademarks worldwide, including the trademarks “GLOCK”, “G17”, “G19”, and “G43” and the trade dress of the Glock pistols. Salient Arms International does not own or possess any intellectual property rights in or to the modifications and alterations made to pistols originally manufactured by Glock, including modification and alterations associated with the “Tier One” package.

THIS PISTOL HAS BEEN MODIFIED BY SALIENT ARMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.”

Company Contact Info:

Salient Arms International (SAI)
6713 South Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-444-4458
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.salientarmsinternational.com

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