Let's talk about this old preWWII Polish pistol. Just saw a TFB post from last month were Radom is going to produce them again and I hope some get imported. Here's the new and then I talk about my old one.

2018 is set to see the return of Fabryka Broni Łucznik-Radom (FB Radom)’s iconic pistol, the wz.35 VIS, widely known simply as the Radom.

Milmag reports that the pistol will return to production next year and hopefully be available in the in the second half of 2018. While the production runs won’t be large, FB Radom reportedly hope to continually offer the wz.35. Radom also confirmed that the new VIS pistols will cost no more than 4,000 PLN – or $1,100.

The 9x19mm wz.35 was adopted as the Polish service pistol in 1935. The design is derived from John Browning’s 1911, although it differs in calibre and some internal and external features. The pistol was developed by Piotr Wilniewczyc and Jan Skrzypiński in the early 1930s.

Approximately 49,000 were made before Poland was invaded in September 1939. Production at Radom continued under the Nazis occupation, with approximately 330,000 more pistols produced before 1945. The German designation for the wz.35 was the Pistolen 35(p). Poland did not resume production after the war.


I found a late war production one at a gunshow in Austin Tx, some time early 80s, full with Nazi waffen proof marks. Came with a full flap holster and one mag. Got couple spares and spare firing pin from Tom Forrest out of Shotgun News back then. Gave the gun to my father, which I got back when he pasted away. Pistol is still down in San Antonio at my mothers. The single action auto has a decocking lever that was to aid in the one handed decocking when the cavalry trooper was at a gallop. Safety feature like the grip safety on the M1911. Two automatic pistols that overlapped horse soldiers.

Anyone else have one and have you shoot cast out of it?