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.
Unique, adaptable, and futuristic, the Kel-Tec P50 is chambered for the zippy 5.7mm cartridge. The Picatinny rails offer plenty of space for accessories. Kel-Tec has long been known their innovative designs and futuristic looks. This gun looks like if would fit perfectly in the next Sci-Fi movie. There’s a lot of firepower in this one. Its 50-round, double-stack magazine uniquely lays horizontal below the barrel. It weighs in at a hefty 3.2 pounds and measures 15 inches in overall length.
The new Walther PDP features revolutionary ergonomics. It boasts deep SuperTerrain slide serrations and a new performance duty trigger that has a shortened length of travel than previous Walther models. The PDP grip features a “Performance Duty Texture,” which provides an aggressive, non-abrasive grip in a tetrahedron design. The PDP is available in five models with varying capacities. All models are red-dot ready.
Turkey hunters, this one is for you! The Henry H015T is a new 12-gauge, single-shot shotgun that’s perfect for “Thunder Chicken” shooters. It’s decked out in Mossy Oak Obsession camouflage and comes standard with a removable turkey choke, fiber-optic sights, and a barrel that’s drilled and tapped for easy optics mounting. The buttstock is also capped with a rubber recoil pad for softer shooting.
Taurus TX22 Competition
New from Taurus this year, the Taurus TX22 is a full-size .22 LR semi-auto pistol. This single-action rimfire is engineered for performance. It features a red-dot and optics-ready slide and a 5-inch, threaded, competition-grade Bull barrel for match-grade accuracy. Overall length is 8.15 inches. Magazine capacity ranges from 10 to 16 rounds. The TX22 weighs in at 23 ounces and comes with Taurus’ limited lifetime warranty.
FN 509 LS Edge
New in the lineup from FN this year is the FN 509 LS Edge, which FN says is the “ultimate tactical pistol.” It features a crisp, flat-faced trigger and a flared aluminum magazine well for fast mag changes. The long slide – hence the LS in the name – provides a greater sight radius for improved accuracy. This 9mm handgun has an overall length of 8.2 inches and weighs in at a hefty 31 ounces. Magazine capacity is 10 rounds or 17 rounds, depending on what your state allows.
Mossberg Silver Reserve Field
The new Mossberg Silver Reserve Field over-under shotguns are available in 12, 20, 28 gauge and .410 bore. They’re designed to be versatile and will take you from upland hunting, to shooting clays, to 5-stand, and anywhere in between. They all feature shell extractors, matte blue barrels, and a 5-choke field set. They’re loaded with refinements usually reserved for high-end shotguns. These are beautiful shotguns at an affordable price.
Debuting in the micro-compact genre is the new Taurus GX4. With an overall length of 5.8 inches (with the small backstrap installed), it’s a perfect concealed carry handgun. Chambered in 9mm, the GX4 features a visual loaded chamber indicator as well as a flat-faced serrated trigger for comfort and control. This striker-fired handgun weighs in at a mere 18.5 ounces. Like all Taurus handguns, it comes standard with a limited lifetime warranty.