The official sidearm of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Armed Forces is the K5, built by Daewoo Precision Industries. Now the K5, amped-up, redesigned and reborn as the LH9 for American consumers, is available through Lionheart Industries. Combat Handguns’ Wilson Langston was able to test-fire the new LH9 in the upcoming November 2013 issue.

There are several features of note regarding this combat pistol, including its diamond-pattern-serrated grips, black Cerakote finish and 13+1/15+1 capacities, but most noticeable will be its “Double Action Plus” action. As Langston relates, “When the trigger is pulled, the hammer returns to the ready-to-fire position with little resistance. According to Lionheart, this increases the accuracy of the first shot in a string of fire. This action has the qualities of both a double action and a single action, but the innovation definitely sets the gun apart from others on the market.”
So how fast was the LH9 on the range? To learn more, check out the November 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally August 6, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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  • jdsonice

    Wow this one looks nice. Very sleek design. Have you been able to compare it with any other similar guns? Namely Glock and Sig’s. Any idea on the price point?

    • MartyW

      These have been out a while, Lionheart Industries website has the MSRP, other examples of price point on GunBroker, etc.