Honor Defense responds to drop test video controversy
By Chris Eger
Honor Defense’s Honor Guard (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
Georgia-based firearm maker Honor Defense is standing behind their flagship offering, the single stack Honor Guard 9mm pistol, amid calls that it is unsafe.
In response to a round of YouTube videos circulating this week which show Honor Guard pistols discharging after being dropped or hit with a hammer at certain angles, the company says they have always complied with industry testing standards to include drop and jar tests performed internally and by an outside lab.
“Any firearm can discharge when dropped. Like any user of a firearm, users of Honor Defense’s products must handle firearms in a safe manner,” says the company, going on to warn that, “No one should attempt to perform a drop test outside of a professionally-controlled environment.”
The company has also distributed a video showing their own testing of an Honor Defense pistol while mounted on a table rest, hitting it with a steel hammer until the frame broke without the pistol firing.
The brew up started Monday when Patrick Roberts of The Firearm Rack posted a video, now seen 35,000 times, entitled “The Honor Guard Is Not Drop Safe. They Knew Months Ago!”
In the 10-minute clip, Roberts smacks a personally-owned Honor Guard