When picking a name for this pistol, the team at PMM wanted something that portrayed the use case of our P320 creation. We made the decisions for this pistol based on hard use and enduring performance. The water bear or Tardigrade is one of the most resilient creatures our planet and beyond has seen.
The Compact Tardigrade is the next evolution of our X-Comp pistol from previous years. Starting from a blank slide we wanted to offer simple function mixed with our own look offering a design at the front end that is similar to our best-selling comps, profiling the slide in a way that utilizes a winged comp helps blend the two together for a more seamless look as well as the function of a captured design. The comp has seen many iterations in testing over the years and with some port geometry changes we are able to squeeze a small amount of performance out over our standard single port comps by changing port angles and efficiency.
The biggest difference between the Compact Tardigrade and the Tardigrade will be parts life and versatility. The compact will offer a longer recoil spring life as well as small parts due to the longer stroke and less violent cycle. What is lost in performance of a single port comp is gained in a wider range of ammo that will cycle the slide as well as the gun running in more adverse conditions and less desirable inputs like around a shield or non-conventional positions.
With the new slide and comp had to come a new grip texture to fit the Tardigrade name. The grip texture on the compact Tardigrade is not as sharp as the subcompact dual port. We made this decision based on the compact being a more well-rounded package. The frame still offers a high level of friction without being too abrasive to have on you at all times.
Tardigrade component breakdown:
- PMM machined “builder” slide in DLC finish (RMR, SRO or Acro cuts offered)*
- New Comp only available on these builds
- New and improved in-house P320 barrel
- Aggressive stipple package on TXG frame with magwell
- PMM assembled and polished FCU with Gray Guns comp trigger kit
- 2x 21 round magazines
- Vault by Pelican case
- Optional RMR, SRO or Acro P2 with sale (Please note, the Acro P2 will ONLY be available to those who choose the Acro Optic cut. If you purchase the P2 without the Acro Cut slide, it will be cancelled).
Our IDRS cut omits the dovetail for use with our IDRS (Integrated Drop-In Rear Sight) with a front sight post. Can only be used with a Trijicon RMR or Trijicon SRO
All Acro cuts will be irons forward
All Tardigrade pistols will come test fired and will show signs of that, it’s a gun not an art piece for Instagram.
If optics are purchased with the pistol they will be installed and zeroed.
CURRENT LEAD TIME:
These are pre-built and ready to ship upon verifying your FFL for transfer, and installing sights and test firing.
Special Shipping Info:
All orders must supply a current FFL to email@example.com within 48 hours of purchase or your order will be cancelled and you will be refunded less 10%.
ALL GUNS MUST SHIP TO YOUR FFL.
These will not be shipped to certain states/ areas including (but not limited to) CA, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PR, RI, VT, WA
Mags will not be shipped to states/ areas with capacity bans.
PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY, ONLY ONE PER CUSTOMER IS ALLOWABLE. YOUR ORDER WILL BE CANCELLED IF YOU ORDER MULTIPLES