Honor Defense Announces Free Voluntary Upgrades to Any Honor Guard Pistol Owner

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It's been a rough month for Honor Defense. In Mid-December the company's Honor Guard drop-fire issues swept through the gun world and concerned Honor Guard pistol owners waited with bated breath to see what the company would do in response to this potentially dangerous malfunction.

Well, now the time has finally arrived in which Honor Defense has put their money where their mouth is. In doing this, the company has offered what appears to be a pretty fine deal to its customers in the form of a free voluntary upgrade for any Honor Guard owners who feel it necessary for their firearm.

In a press release which ConcealedCarry.com has received from the folks at Honor Defense, the company has stated its plan for remedying their unfortunate mishap and the reasons behind why they are doing so quite plainly. They have stated …

Recent events indicate that handling an Honor Guard pistol beyond U.S.A. safety standards by dropping or striking the firearm with a hammer may cause an unintentional discharge. As a result, Honor Defense has developed an upgrade to the Honor Guard striker assembly (within the slide).

To receive the upgrade, go the Honor Defense website and follow the directions outlined in the Honor Guard Upgrade section. Once received, Honor Defense will upgrade your slide unit and promptly return it to you.

This upgrade will provide increased drop performance beyond U.S.A safety standards and is available to all owners of an Honor Guard pistol.

Details of this program are available on  www.honordefense.com 

Now the question remains, what does the public think about this as a response? Many people have written us in our other articles about the Honor Defense firing on impact with a surface. Or from our video study in which we ourselves dropped the Honor Defense to see for ourselves that it indeed did fire when dropped.

But now Honor Defense is back on the offense and looking to remedy this situation. Hopefully, we see a learning opportunity here for all gun manufacturers. When something bad happens to your one of your guns, fix it. You'll save face for later on.

What do you think of this announcement from Honor Defense? Will you take them up on it? Let us know in the comments below.

Editor's Note:

This news broke shortly before SHOT Show, 2018, but we were in Vegas or on our way, and have just been able to share it with you now.

About Craig Martin

Craig Martin grew up in the unincorporated town of Lewis, Wisconsin. From a young age, Craig was introduced to guns, as he was tasked with defending his backwood home’s wiring from a scourge of red squirrels.

Ever the animal lover, though; Craig couldn’t let these creatures die needlessly. So he would take his kills and leave them for the foxes, coyotes, and bears to eat at a deer feeder his grandfather built around their home.

His lifestyle made Craig understand that guns are a tool and ever since, has spread the word about how firearms are not a menace, like the red squirrel, but an item to help people. He instils this in every article he writes for USA Firearm Training.


  1. Roland on February 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I think Gary at Honor Defense is doing it right. Similar to my Sig P320 recall.

    I’m not overly concerned about dropping my pistol 22 times from 7ft for it to go off or beating it with a mallet! Sheesh, really?

    But to be on the safe side I will definitely opt for the voluntary upgrade.

  2. Ron on March 3, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    I will take them up on the offer to make My firearm more drop safe . Just as I am with My p320 . Doesn’t mean I’d give up either one or even stop carrying or shooting them in the meantime. Simple Gun Safety will prevent 99.99 % of drop fires !

  3. Ken R Greenwood on April 11, 2022 at 10:13 pm


    Four years later and I cannot get a response from Gary Ramey AND the Honor Defense website is no longer…

    So I have a gun I am concerned to carry, or sell to my left handed friends!

    > Is this part available? I could install it I imagine, but need it to do so?

    > Does Coonan have this part?

    I am totally bummed as it is a great gun with well thought features for CCW use (the slide stop levers ARE a bit small, but you will never apply them by mistake!!).

    Any ideas??

    • Jacob Paulsen on April 12, 2022 at 7:23 am

      Honor Defense is no longer in business.

      • Ken R Greenwood on April 15, 2022 at 12:25 pm

        Yeah, I am onto that!!

        I still need the part! Any ideas?

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