Firearms enthusiasts are always looking forward to the third week in January, when SHOT Show kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s generally at this industry-only tradeshow that gun manufacturers debut their new models for the coming year. But last year SHOT Show was canceled due to Coronavirus. This forced gun lovers everywhere to scour the internet for the much-anticipated new guns each year.
We may not have had those big reveals again last January, but the new firearms unveiled this year definitely do not disappoint! So we gathered some of the best hits for you to see. There’s a little something for everyone in this list of cool new guns released so far this year.
Built for speed, the Impulse is a straight-pull rifle featuring a bolt handle with a round knob for fast and easy cycling. Finishes vary by model, but all include a user-adjustable AccuTrigger with AccuFit adjustable length of pull, making it highly customizable for your preferences. Some of the chamberings for the Impulse models include 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Win, .308 Win, .300 WSM, .30-06 SPFLD, and .300 Win Mag.
New from Ruger this year is the Ruger MAX-9. This micro-sized, striker-fired 9mm has an amazing capacity for such a small handgun, boasting a standard 10+1 magazine with a 12+1 option to boot. With an overall length of just 6 inches, it weighs a mere 18.4 ounces, making it perfect for concealed carry in an IWB or pocket holster. It also comes with a price tag that’s more affordable than many in its class. Rugged, reliable, and affordable, Ruger touts that it’s “your next handgun!”
S&W M&P 9 Shield Plus
The much-anticipated addition to the Smith & Wesson M&P lineup, the M&P 9 Shield Plus features a new flat-faced trigger and enhanced grip texture. Standard capacity for this micro-compact 9mm pistol comes in at an impressive 10+1, with the option of using an extended 13+1 magazine. Weighing in at 20.2 ounces, it has a barrel length of 3.1 inches. The new Shield Plus features an optimal 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. It also features an audible and tactile trigger reset.