While 2020 itself has been underwhelming, to say the least, its guns have not disappointed. With a bevy of new options released earlier in the year, we saw some highly anticipated releases roll in.
To help you keep track of what came to fruition in 2020, we have compiled a list of the latest releases. It's worth noting that we purposefully left out models that only saw small upgrades, like colors or updated sights.
Check out our list below and see what you might have missed.
Glock technically announced the G44 in late 2019, but the world had its first look at the latest polymer creation from the famed gun maker at SHOT Show in January 2020. Chambered in .22 LR, the G44 offers a 4.02-inch barrel length and 7.28-inch overall length. Standing 5.04-inches in height, the G44 weighs in at 14.64-ounces, unloaded, with a 10+1 capacity. Glock said the G44 was aimed at the training crowd, delivering a size that is G19 comparable but in a smaller caliber perfect for range days.
The G44 is priced at $430.
Another .22 LR chambered pistol making its debut in 2020 is the Ruger LCP II. While the LCP II itself is nothing new, its .22 LR offering is a nice perk to an already manageable platform. Those looking to sidestep .380 ACP will enjoy the same LCP ergonomics just with a smaller caliber. Measuring 5.2-inches with a 2.75-inch barrel and 4-inch height, the pistol weighs 11.2-ounces. The LCP II boasts a 10+1 capacity and Lite Rack System designed for easier manipulation.
The Ruger LCP II is priced at $349.
Smith & Wesson’s Shield is a concealed carry crowd favorite, so it’s no surprise S&W expanded the lineup with an EZ model. Offering either a manual thumb safety or no manual safety, the EZ model aims to make manipulation of the pistol easier. With an easy to rack slide and two “easy-to-load” magazines, the Shield EZ is perfect for those that struggle with traditional pistols. The 9mm semi-automatic pistol boasts a 3.67-inch barrel and overall length measuring 6.8-inches. Weighing 23.2-ounces, the pistol offers standard white-dot sights and a Picatinny rail for accessories, all with an 8+1 capacity.
The S&W Shield EZ is priced at $479.
For those in search of that M9 feel, the Beretta 92X certainly delivers. The full-size 9mm option brings a 4.7-inch barrel to an overall length of 8.4-inches. Standing 5.4-inches tall, the 92X weighs 33.3-ounces unloaded. The 92X sports some nice upgrades like a bevel to the mag well for quick mag changes and an oversized mag release for better handling, especially when gloved. Topping off the notable features are a chrome-lined barrel with a recessed target crown, front and back cross checkering on the grip frame, and combat sights with dovetailed fronts.
The Beretta 92X is priced around $800.
After a 15-year hiatus, Colt’s Python made a triumphant return to the wheelgun world in January 2020. Chambered in .357 Magnum, the stainless Python comes in two variants – a 4.25-inch and 6-inch model. The double-action trigger pull is listed as 7- to 9.5-pounds with overall width measuring 1.55-inches. Height sits at 5.5-inches. Other perks to the platform are a recessed target crown, user-interchangeable front sight with a red ramp and an adjustable rear sight, and a walnut grip with a gold Colt medallion.
The Colt Python is priced at $1,499.
Based on the Ruger PC Carbine, the PC Charger brings a 9mm glass-filled polymer chassis system with a 6.5-inch threaded barrel – should you want to toss a suppressor on the end. The PC Charger measures 16.5-inches in total length with weight around 5-pounds. Boasting a 17-round capacity, the PC Charger comes loaded with M-LOK at the 3-, 6-, and 9-o’clock positions, ready to accept accessories. Other notable features include a flared magwell and integrated rear-mounted QD cups for QD cup slings.
The Ruger PC Charger is priced at $799.
The Ruger 57 was one of the hottest items to land on Ruger’s lineup, making a splash at SHOT Show in January. The 57, chambered in, you guessed it, 5.7x28mm, opts for a through-hardened billet steel slide with lightening cuts. Boasting a 5-inch barrel with an overall length of 8.65-inches, the pistol weighs in at 24.5-ounces. Features include a windage and elevation adjustable serrated rear sight, rapid acquisition fiber optic front sight, Picatinny-style accessory rail, and Secure Action fire control. Not to mention, the Ruger 57’s slide is drilled and tapped to allow users to mount an optic, with the separately purchased optic adapter plate.
The Ruger 57 is priced at $799.
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The Mossberg MC2c is priced between $490 and $595 depending on model.
Sig Sauer enhanced its Legion series introducing two P220 models – the P220 Legion and Legion Carry. The hammer-fired P220 Legion comes chambered in 10mm or .45 ACP. The P220 Legion offers a 5-inch barrel with an 8.8-inch length in 10mm and a 4.4-inch barrel and 7.7-inch length in .45 ACP. The Legion Carry, on the other hand, is chambered in .45 ACP and is a slimmed-down approach with a 3.9-inch barrel and 7.1-inch length. Both models offer an 8+1 capacity. The Legion designation means the guns ship with a gray cerakoted stainless steel slide and frame, X-RAY3 day/night sights, a solid steel guide rod, enhanced checkering, front cocking serrations, and black G-10 grips.
The P220 Legion is priced at $1,199, while pricing on the Legion Carry has not been released.
Taurus unveiled the budget-friendly compact G3c in 2020, delivering a 12+1 capacity in a 9mm design. The G3c comes with a 3.2-inch barrel with overall length slipping in just over 6-inches. Unloaded, the G3c weighs 22-ounces. It comes with a fixed front sight and drift adjustable rear sight. The most appealing part of the Taurus is its price. Coming in under $400, it’s set to compete with other compact pistols like Springfield Armory’s Hellcat.
The Taurus G3c is priced at $305.
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A pistol worthy of competition, the Walther Q4 Steel Frame boasts an all-steel frame – precision machined from solid steel billet. Measuring 7.4-inches in overall length with a 4-inch barrel, the Q4 SF stands 5.4-inches tall. Weighing in at 39.7-ounces unloaded, the pistol can handle 15-rounds of 9mm ammunition. Walther says the Q4 SF features improved ergonomics with a wrap-around grip panel, extended beavertail, full-length Picatinny rail, and recessed slide release.
The Walther Q4 SF is priced at $1,499.
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Springfield Armory always serves up new goodies each year, and 2020 was no different with the gunmaker introducing the Ronin Operator. Available in a full-sized M191A1 get-up or a slimmer Commander size, the Ronin comes chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP. The two-toned looker features a stainless-steel forged frame and a forged slide of carbon steel with hot salt bluing. The full-size variant ships with a 5-inch barrel and 8.6-inch overall length with height at 5.5-inches. Weighing around 40-ounces, it packs 9-rounds. The Commander size sports a 4.25-inch barrel, 7.9-inch length, and 31-ounce weight with a height measuring the same as the full-size. The Commander also offers a 9-round capacity.
The Ronin Operator series is priced at $849.
Aside from a new 509 Compact MRD offering, the Virginia-based FN entered the ultra-compact market with its FN 503 model. Based on the popular 509 series, the FN 503 adopts similar aesthetics but in a smaller package. With a 3.1-inch barrel with recessed target crown, the FN 503 measures 5.9-inches in total length. Standing 4.6-inches high, its width is a slim 1.1-inches. Weight comes in around 21-ounces. The FN 503 offers enlarged surface controls and low-profile snag-free, three-dot iron sights. Shipping with a 6-round mag and an 8-round mag, the 9mm pistol ships in a soft-sided zippered case.
The FN 503 is priced at $549.
Bringing their own take on the M1911A1, Kimber’s Rapide Black Ice burst onto the scene in early 2020 with elegance and style – no surprise from Kimber. The Rapide offers a choice in caliber with models chambered in .45 ACP, 9mm, and 10mm. General dimensions remain quite similar, despite the various chamberings. The Rapide offers a 5-inch barrel with overall length of 8.7-inches and height of 5.25-inches. The gun weighs in at 38-ounces unloaded. With a two-tone style, the pistol also serves up stepped cocking serrations, slide lightening cuts, a DLC coated barrel, extended magwell, and V-Cut match-grade trigger. It’s topped off with Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day/Night sights and G10 grips.
The Kimber Rapide Black Ice is priced around $1,500.
The DBX by Diamondback is priced at $1,299.
A single-shot 9mm, the Altor pistol offers a simplistic striker-fired platform. Using a stainless-steel barrel, the Altor’s barrel unscrews from the polymer frame to allow the user to load a single bullet into its chamber. From there, the 2-inch barrel screws back into place, and the gun is ready to fire. In total, the pistol offers only six parts. The Altor pistol offers a button style safety for those that prefer a manual safety on their handgun.
The Altor is priced at $129.
Based on the company’s first complete pistol, the MR918, the MR920 is a continuation in Shadow Systems’ pistol lineup. The MR920 measures just over 7-inches in total length with a 4-inch threaded barrel or 4.5-inch non-threaded barrel. Weighing 20.5-ounces, the 9mm pistol adopts newer features to accommodate feedback from consumers. The MR920 boasts an enhanced beavertail and magazine release, larger slide release curtain, and some upgrades to its trigger. Additionally, the company revamped its optics system with the new Multiple Footprint Optics System which utilizes a direct mounting approach.
The MR920 from Shadow Systems is priced at $799.
A head-turner, the Laugo Alien made waves at SHOT Show in January with its sleek features and movie-reminiscent look. The Alien comes courtesy of Czech gunmaker Laugo Arms but has found distribution in the states courtesy of Lancer Systems. The Laugo Alien features an overall length of 8.2-inches with a 4.8-inch barrel length. Capacity sits at 17+1 rounds of 9mm, and the gun weighs 39.6-ounces. The gun does offer optics compatibility for red dot fans.
The Laugo Alien’s price is still up in the air, but 500 Signature pieces will retail for $5,000.
The Benelli Lupo marked the Italian gunmaker’s first foray into the bolt-action rifle arena. Weighing in at 7-pounds, the Lugo – Italian for wolf, by the way – features chamberings in .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .270 Winchester. Barrels on the Lupo measure 22-inches for .30-06 and .270 and 24-inches for the .300 with capacity resting at four to five rounds depending on model. In all, the rifles measure between 44- and 46-inches. The Lupo adopts an all-black look with black synthetic furniture and matte black metalwork.
The Lupo is priced at $1,699.
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Bringing an affordable option for shooters dipping their toes into Precision Rifle Series events, the Delta 5 Pro by Daniel Defense took a few years to make its way to market, but now it’s here and ready to compete. Boasting sub-half-MOA, the Delta Pro 5 comes in three calibers – 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor, and .308 Winchester. The rifle also includes interchangeable cold-hammer-forged barrels with an Area 419 muzzlebrake. Barrel-wise, the Delta Pro 5 offers a 20-inch barrel for the .308 Win model while the 6 CM sports a 26-inch barrel, and the 6.5 CM provides two options, a 24-inch or 26-inch barrel. Weight depends on model but expect it to be between 10.8-pounds and 13.2-pounds. Notable features on the rifle include an adjustable single-stage Timney Elite Hunter trigger, adjustable stock, and 10 M-LOK QD sling points on the stock (as well as plenty of M-LOK along the forend).
The Daniel Defense Delta Pro 5 is priced at $2,499 in black, but tan and olive drab will cost an additional $174.
Those that appreciate variety will no doubt appreciate the multi-caliber design the Desert Tech MDRX brings to the table. Converting in minutes, according to the company, the MDRX can swap between a handful of calibers to include the .223 Wylde, .300 Blackout, .308 Win, and 6.5 Creedmoor. Measuring between 27.49- and 31.50-inches in total length, the rifle weighs in around 8.7-pounds and offers barrels in either 16-inches or 20-inches.
The MDRX is priced at $2,099.
Though the Vector by Kriss is not entirely new, the company did offer up two new models in 2020 dedicated to the popular .22 LR round. The Vector CRB features a 16-inch barrel and an M4-style stock while the Vector SDP-SB brings a slimmed-down 6.5-inch threaded barrel to those that prefer something a little more compact. The CRB comes equipped with an M-LOK modular handguard, and the SDP-SB model is outfitted with an SB Tactical stabilizing brace. The carbines come in black, flat dark earth, and alpine white for that classic Stormtrooper look.
The Kriss Vectors are priced at $649.
Announced at the tail end of 2019 and making its grand debut at SHOT Show in January, HK’s SP5 answered the prayers of many MP5 fans. Marking the closest thing to the real deal you can own without the ATF’s involvement, the SP5 comes chambered in 9mm with an 8.86-inch Navy type barrel. Yes, before you ask, it uses the same roller-delayed blowback operating system HK that has become almost synonymous with HK. Specs-wise, the SP5 measures 17.8-inches in total length with weight hovering around 5-pounds. It ships in a soft case and is also accompanied by two magazine – user’s choice of either factory 30-rounds mags or 10-round mags.
The SP5 is priced at $2,799.
IWI is most commonly known for its bullpups, but the gunmaker dove headlong into the AR pool with the introduction of the Zion AR-15 series. The Zion 15 marks the company’s first M4-style rifle, using a 16-inch 4150 chrome moly vanadium HB barrel. The 5.56 NATO rifle sports a 15-inch free-float M-LOK handguard and adjustable B5 Systems stock and grip. Measuring 36.25 in total length with the stock extended, it tips scales at 6.5-pounds. The Zion 15 serves up a Picatinny rail and ships with a 30-round Magpul PMAG.
The Zion 15 is priced at $899.
The Traditions Nitro appeared out of necessity to accommodate Federal’s Firestick – a new ignition system for muzzleloaders. The .50 caliber Nitro works exclusively with Firestick featuring a 26-inch ultralight Chromoly steel fluted and tapered barrel. The muzzleloader sports an Elite XT trigger system with a rebounding hammer and manual cross-block trigger safety. The Nitro still fits within ATF parameters for muzzleloaders, meaning no additional stamps or paperwork are necessary.
The Traditions Nitro is priced between $549 and $699.
A first for Sig Sauer, the company’s Cross bolt-action rifle set its sights on precision shooters. Available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, and Sig’s own .277 Sig Fury, the Cross uses a one-piece aluminum receiver with a folding adjustable Sig precision stock. With barrel options in either 16-inches or 18-inches, overall length of the Cross measures in at 36-inches though it can fold down to a mere 25-inches. Unloaded, the rifle tips scales at around 6.8-pounds.
The Sig Sauer Cross is priced at $1,799.
With the biggest bang on our list, Remington serves up its .50 BMG R2Mi. Built for long-range, the R2Mi uses a Lothar Walther barrel free-floated within a vented handguard for sub-MOA accuracy. Left hand operated, the R2Mi’s ejection port is a righty, and Remington assures shooters no position adjustments are needed for the shooter. Shipping with a 10-round box magazine, the R2Mi’s features include a Mil-Std 1913 rail, Magpul PRS Gen 3 adjustable buttstock, and AAC muzzlebrake that accepts the Cyclops silencer. It ships in a custom Pelican case with two mags, a bipod, and a cable lock.
The Remington R2Mi is priced at $4,599.
Bringing a tactical look to its lineup, Henry’s X Model targets shooters who want a lever gun that doesn’t, well, look like a lever gun. The X Model provides a 19.8-inch barrel on a 38.-6-inch length. Weighing in at 7.5-pounds, the lever gun chambers 2.5-inch shells. To please the tactical crowd, the X Model divvies up black synthetic furniture with M-LOK and Picatinny attachment points. Chamberings include .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .45 Colt, .45-70 Government, and .410.
The Henry X is priced at $970.
The Redhead series has long been a staple in CZ’s inventory, but 2020 saw the company upgrade the line with the introduction of the Redhead Premier. Alongside a one-piece CNC receiver and Turkish Walnut furniture, the over/under saw the addition of 16-gauge in its chamberings. This accompanies the Redhead Premier’s other offerings in 12- and 20-gauge. Standard features include auto ejector, a single selectable trigger, and 28-inch barrels with an 8mm flat vent rib. The Redhead Premier weighs in around 8-pounds.
The Redhead Premier is priced at $988.
Designed with competitors in mind, the Mossberg 940 JM Pro is a 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun with famed shooter Jerry Miculek’s approval. What more could you ask? The 940 Pro JM, offered in black and Multicam, sports a 24-inch vent rib barrel in addition to a slew of upgrades. These extras include HIVIZ front fiber optic sights and Briley extended chokes, and a new gas system. Additionally, the shotgun offers adjustable length-of-pull, drop, and cast. The 940 JM Pro offers a 9+1 capacity.
The Mossberg 940 JM Pro is priced at $1,015.
Though announced in 2019, the Henry Axe officially appeared in the wild in 2020. A curious introduction, it’s classified as simply “a firearm” as it isn’t technically a shotgun by ATF standards. (For simplicity, we grouped it under shotguns.) The lever-action Axe, chambered in .410 bore, is an impressively small package with a 16-inch barrel and requires no tax stamp from the ATF. The Axe feeds through a side loading gate with a magazine tube that holds five 2.5-inch shells. It’s threaded for Invector-style chokes, and the receiver comes drilled and tapped for optics. The Axe has a sleek style with an American Walnut stock and the company’s cowboy logo engraved on the grip.
The Henry Axe is priced at $970.