Top 7 Handguns of SHOT Show 2020

The SHOT Show floor was littered with handguns of every size, shape, and color. While some of our favorite models made it into our Top 7 New Guns of SHOT Show, we felt concealed carry models deserved a little attention too.

In no particular order, here are some of our favorite guns showcased at SHOT Show for concealed carry.

Glock 44

A dead-ringer for the Glock 19, the new Glock 44 wowed spectators with its rimfire approach to the popular polymer platform. The G44, chambered in .22LR, is a solid training companion to the G19 as well as a decent entry option for new shooters. Featuring a 4.02-inch barrel and overall length of 7.28-inches, the G44 opts for a 10+1 capacity.


MSRP is $430 but currently has them under the $400 mark.


Ruger’s introduction of the Ruger 57 made waves, but the company’s revamp of the LCP II shouldn’t go unnoticed. With the .380 ACP version, a popular choice for many shooters, the addition of a .22LR with an increased capacity of 10+1 is appealing. The stainless steel gun boasts a 2.75-inch barrel with an overall length of 5.2-inches. Weight comes in at 11.2-ounces. Width is a slim 0.81-inches while height rests at 4-inches flat.

Other features include a new manual safety located on the left side of the frame– a first for the LCP series — and fixed front and rear sights. MSRP on the Ruger Lite Rack LCP II .22LR is $349, but has it under $300.


Shadow Systems MR920

Shadow Systems launched the new MR920 pistol which boasts some upgrades over its sibling the MR918. Notable changes include an updated beavertail to eliminate slide-bite for bigger hands, recoil control ledge to better support the thumb while firing, a larger slide release curtain, enhanced traction magazine button, and a snag-free rear profile.

Additionally, the MR920 uses a revamped optics system called the Multiple Footprint Optic System which uses a direct mounting approaching — ditching adapter plates in favor of direct mounting of the red dot to the MR920. MSRP starts around $799.


The Shadow Systems MR920 is an upgrade to the MR918. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

Beretta Bobcat

Beretta expanded its popular BUG option, the 21A Bobact, adding new color palettes and threaded barrel options. Color schemes now include Flat Dark Earth, silver and black Two-Tone, black with walnut grips, silver and blue with rosewood grips, and a dressed-up blue frame and pearl grips version.

The 21A Bobcat models on deck at Beretta’s both were so new pricing has not been set on the new wares.


Springfield Hellcat OSP

Springfield Armory prominently featured its Hellcat at SHOT Show, offering many attendees their first look at the platform. While the standard made waves at its launch in 2019, the OSP followed a familiar optics ready theme with handguns in 2020. The 9mm chambered OSP touts a capacity of 11+1 or 13+1 with an extended magazine and comes ready to accept micro red dots.

The Hellcat OSP delivers a 6-inch overall length with a 3-inch barrel and a weight of 17.9-ounces. MSRP for the OSP model is slightly more than the standard Hellcat, sitting at $599.


Mossberg MC2c

Chambered in 9mm and featuring a capacity of 13+1 with the flush fit mag and 15+1 with the extended, the MC2c is the latest pistol to come from none other than Mossberg. The MC2c comes in five total configurations — a standard model, a Cross-Bolt Safety version, Stainless Two-Tone, Stainless Two-Tone Cross-Bolt Safety and a TruGlo Tritium Pro equipped model.

The MC2c offers a 3.9-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.10-inches. Weight hovers around 21-ounces. Pricing starts around $490.


FN 509 Compact

FN brought its latest pistol, the MRD Compact 509, to SHOT Show showing off its optics ready style and blackout iron sights. Sporting a 3.7-inch barrel, the FN Compact MRD measures a total length of 6.8-inches. Height measures 4.8-inches with weight at 25.5-ounces.

Using a standard flush-fit 12-round magazine, the Compact MRD accepts all higher capacity FN 509 mags and retails for $799, thought has them for $699.


The FN 509 Compact MRD sports an optics ready design. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

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