ANNUAL ROUND-UP 2019
“May you never be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve” – Anonymous
On reflection 2019 has been somewhat like looking at a maritime tide-table. It’s
had lows, highs and everything in between. The “Prince of Darkness’ has visited
the store a number of times over the last twelve months, let me tell you that it’s
rather entertaining trying to sell pistols bathed in the soft light of a candle.
Interesting developments in the industry have been the new models launched by
Austrian stalwart Glock. Their new single-stack 9mm para range has been well
received, and customers are really enthralled with the 43X; either in the “bling”
version with the matte silver slide, or in the standard Glock livery.
Smith & Wesson, another giant in firearm manufacturing can now also be viewed
at the store; their AR platforms in .22 as well as .223 causing the same interest as
their pistol range. The S&W Bodyguard with the Crimson Trace laser ranking right
up there with the ultimate in conceal-ability.
On the reloading scene the importation of both top-end European as well as
American propellant has pushed the boundary of accuracy in reloading to a new
In wrapping up, SWATCO want to thank all their customers and friends for the
incredible support shown throughout the year.
Wishing everyone a health-infused Festive Season as well as a terrific 2020.
SWATCO WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE 20 DECEMBER 2019 AND RE-OPEN ON THE 14 JANUARY 2020.