What’s Hot at SHOT: Handgun Edition | WHAS24

SHOT SHOW 2024, LAS VEGAS, NV – Prepare to be enthralled as IraqVeteran8888 shares the most exciting new guns in our SHOT Show 2024 Handguns edition video! From sleek designs to unparalleled performance, get ready to witness the pinnacle of handgun engineering in action as IraqVeteran8888 unveils the best of the best from the industry’s leading manufacturers like Stoeger, American Gun Craft, Kimber, newcomer Rost Martin, Daniel Defense and Fostech.

Stoeger STR-9 Combat X

Stoeger introduces the STR-9 Combat X, a striker-fired 9mm handgun designed for defense professionals. With standard fiber-optic sights, an optic-ready slide, and ambidextrous slide release, it ensures precision and control. Enduring 10,000 rounds of testing without failure, it offers unparalleled reliability for those prioritizing performance in defensive firearms.


  • Stock Finish: Black synthetic
  • Slide Finish: Nitride-hardened Matte Black
  • Grip: Standard
  • Magazine Capacity: 17+1 or 10+1
  • Sight: Fiber Optic, Optic ready
  • Overall Length: 7.44″
  • Average Weight: 1.75 lbs
  • MSRP: $599

American Gun Craft Diablo Break Open 12 ga. Pistol

The American Gun Craft Diablo Break Open, 6 inch (double) barrel 12 ga. pistol is fun to shoot and there’s no FFL required to purchase one.


  • Barrel Length: 6″ Length Blued Double Barrel Side-by-side, smooth-bore
  • Barrel Type: Break Open Blued Double Barrel Side-by-side, smooth-bore
  • Overall Length: 10”
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge — Muzzleloader — Conventional 209 Primer Breech Plug Design BP muzzleloader, suggested load 40gr ffg, 1/2 oz shot
  • Finish: Standard Blue
  • Weight: 3.2 Lbs
  • Type: Single Hammer, Double Barrel, Single Trigger, 209 Primer Ignition ML
  • Stock: Synthetic Grips
  • Stock Grip Finish: Synthetic Grips – Brazilian Rosewood finish.
  • Price: $587.00

Rost Martin RM1C

An exciting new entry to the SHOT Show 2024 Handguns is the Rost Martin debut of the RM1C , redefining striker-fired compacts with its 9mm model. Priced competitively at $459, it boasts premium features like a 4” hammer-forged barrel, ambidextrous mag release, and a crisp five-pound trigger pull. Non-glare top slide serrations enhance sight clarity, while the Tenifer® treated slide ensures durability.


  • MSRP: $459
  • Color: Black, Stone Gray, FDE
  • Frame: Black polymer
  • Grip Width: 1.1″
  • Length: 7.1″
  • Slide: Nitrocarburized steel slide
  • Barrel: 4″ hammer forged in 9mm
  • Sights: Rear: Black serrated Front: White dot
  • Magazines: (1) 15 – Round (1) 17 – Round
  • Weight: 21.1 oz. with flush mag 21.5 oz. with extended mag
  • Trigger: 5 pounds, Double Action Striker (DAS)
  • Height: 5.0″ with flush mag 5.5″ with extended mag
  • Optic: Optics ready, RMR optics plate included with the gun

Daniel Defense DANIEL H9

Daniel Defense elevates the handgun as they did with the AR-style rifle. The revolutionary DANIEL™ H9® merges 1911 ergonomics with striker-fired pistol ease. It features a low bore axis for reduced recoil, a modular design for customization, and a 1911-style straight-pullback trigger for precision and safety. Customizable, ambidextrous controls ensure excellent ergonomics, while an aircraft-grade-aluminum frame balances durability and weight. This compact package maintains Daniel’s renowned American quality and is backed by their 100% Satisfaction guarantee.


  • MSRP:
  • Frame: Type 7075 Aluminum for Light Weight and Durability
  • Barrel: Cold Hammer Forged Stainless Steel, 1:10 Twist
  • Slide: CNC-Machined Slide
  • Sights: Carbon Steel with Dovetail Cut
  • Trigger: Stainless Steel Straight Pullback with Trigger Blade Safety
  • Grip Panels: Balanced Texture G-10, Fully Removable
  • Optics Mounting Plate: CNC-Machined
  • Magazine: Carbon Steel Double-Stack with Low-Friction Finish
  • Made in the USA & Backed by Daniel’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Fostech Drone Predator 9mm

The Fostech Drone Predator elevates shooting experiences with meticulous craftsmanship and adaptability. Its durable 416R stainless steel barrel features single-point cut rifling using Killer Innovations’ proprietary “SPT” technology, ensuring unmatched accuracy with a 1:10 twist rate. The 11° target crown enhances reliability, and the threaded barrel with 1/2-28 threads allows accessory customization.

Built on the SIG 320 Compact foundation, it employs SIG Custom Works fire control units for exceptional trigger control. EGF slide cuts offer an enhanced grip, and the Predator slide’s dual-cut optic pattern allows seamless mounting of RMR or Delta Point Pro optics. Fostech’s laser-sculpted grip modules provide increased grip area and custom grayscaling. With meticulous detail and cutting-edge technology, the Fostech Drone Predator delivers unparalleled accuracy and reliability.


  • MSRP: $1,799.99
  • Durable 416R stainless steel barrel with 1:10 twist rate and SPT technology.
  • 11° target crown for enhanced accuracy.
  • Threaded barrel with 1/2-28 threads for accessory compatibility.
  • EGF slide cuts for improved grip.
  • Night Fision Tritium optic height night sights.
  • Dual cut optic pattern on the Predator slide for RMR or Delta Point Pro optics.
  • Utilizes SIG Custom Works fire control units.
  • Laser-sculpted grip modules with increased grip area and custom grayscaling.

Kimber KDS9c / Rail

Wrapping up the SHOT Show 2024 Handguns edition is the Kimber introduction of the NEW KDS9c Rail, the latest advancement in their popular concealed carry firearm line. It features an ambidextrous safety and picatinny rail, meeting consumer demands for modern features. The fully fluted, crowned, and ramped barrel, coupled with a proprietary bore sizing process, ensures match-grade accuracy. Crafted from 7075 aluminum, the frame offers superior ergonomics with front strap and grip serrations. A reversible magazine release caters to both left and right-handed shooters. Standard features include a crisp 3.5-4.5lb trigger pull, along with one 15-round and one 18-round magazine. The KDS9c Rail stands out as a premier personal protection platform, enhancing self-defense capabilities in any scenario.


  • Height (inches): 6.01”
  • Weight (ounces) without magazine: 18 Rd- 30.3 ounces / 15 Rd- 29.6 ounces
  • Length (inches): 7.75”
  • Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds/ 18 rounds
  • Recoil Spring: 16.9 lb
  • Frame: Crosshatch cut front strap with high undercut on trigger guard for improved handling.
  • Finish: 7075 Aluminum, KimPro Black
  • Slide: Stainless steel, front and rear cocking serrations
  • Barrel: 4.09″ long, stainless steel, 30-degree flush-cut deep crowning, twist rate (left hand) 1:10
  • Sights: Optic cover plate with dovetailed rear TruGlo night sight and accompanying front night sight. Available adaptor plates with RMSc/Holosun K, Trijicon RMR, and Docter footprints.
  • Grips: Gray and Black Crosshatch cut G-10 on black model.
  • Trigger: Factory setting (approximate pounds): 3.5-4.5 lbs


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