LAR Grizzly

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Summary: The description, specs and photos for the LAR Grizzly pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

A Grizzly Mark I with a 6.5" barrel.

The LAR Grizzly is a scaled-up 1911-style pistol chambered for magnum and other heavy duty ammo, including .50AE, .45 Winchester Magnum, .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .45 ACP, .38 Super, 10mm, 30 Mauser and 9mm Winchester Magnum. A 6.5″ barrel is standard, but other lengths are available, including 5″ and 10″.

Features include:

  • A Browning-type locked breech, short-recoil operated action with a tilting barrel and swinging link;
  • a beveled magazine well;
  • a combat-type flat, checkered, rubber mainspring housing;
  • rubber grips;
  • a polished feed ramp and fitted and polished/throated barrel chamber mouth;
  • a fitted GI-type solid barrel bushing; and
  • three safeties (i.e., a grip safety, a manual thumb safety and a slide-out-of-battery disconnect safety).

Available options include muzzle brakes, non-standard grips, compensators, special finishes and custom display cases.

Some History
The Grizzly is no longer in production. LAR Manufacturing began producing Grizzly Mark I models during early 1980s. Standard models were chambered in .45 Winchester Magnum, but patented factory conversion kits were available for a variety of calibers.

A Grizzly Mark I WinMag with a duotone finish.

Later, LAR began producing two slightly enlarged versions known as Mark IV and Mark V. Mark IV pistols were chambered in .44 Magnum, and Mark Vs were chambered in .50AE.

More Reading
Click here to read a comparison of the Coonan, Desert Eagle and LAR Grizzly in the December 1993 issue of Guns Magazine.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
.45 Winchester Magnum 7+1 6.5″ 10.5″ 1.125″ 5.75″ 53 oz. loaded
.50AE, .45 Winchester Magnum, .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .45 ACP, .38 Super, 10mm, 30 Mauser, 9mm Winchester Magnum n/a 6.5″, 5″, 10″ n/a n/a n/a n/a

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A Grizzly Mark IV with a 5" barrel.

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