We’ve got the BEST handguns from SHOT Show 2023: from Armscor to Smith & Wesson, your handgun Round-Up of the best new pistols starts HERE!
ARMSCOR RIA 5.0
The RIA 5.0 pistol is revolutionary in the world of sport shooting. What sets this handgun apart from its competitors is Armscor’s patented RVS recoil system which maximizes barrel mass and linear movement, thus producing a super smooth recoil.
The RIA 5.0 also comes with a buttery smooth trigger pull with no stacking for greater accuracy and a barrel that sits deeper into the bore axis. This keeps the muzzle flat under fire for better follow-up shots.
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The Mossberg MC2c pistol holds 16+1 rounds at the ready in a sleek, compact, ergonomic design! With a wide range of finishes and sighting options, you’ll always have just what you need for personal and home protection in this handgun.
Found on MC2c handgun models, the flat-profile trigger (approx. 5.5 lbs pull) has an integrated blade safety, a short, tactile reset, and reduced overtravel. It features a crisp, clean break and smooth take-up for less hand movement for a truer, more accurate shot.
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SMITH & WESSON M&P 5.7
With a rotating 5” Tempo™ Barrel System, the new 5.7 pistol from Smith & Wesson utilizes the ballistics of the 5.7 x 28 round in tandem with the repeatability of the Tempo System.
The NEW M&P 5.7 features an internal hammer-fired, gas-operated, locked-breech TEMPO™ barrel system (the barrel doesn’t cam open until the bullet passes the gas port), a slim optimally-textured grip, ambidextrous slide stop and Manual Thumb Safety, and a reversible magazine release.
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CANIK RIVAL-S & METE MC9
The Canik SFx Rival-S is taking steel-framed pistols to the next level! With a proven design in the award-winning Canik SFx Rival and the weight needed to manage even more recoil, this pistol is truly ready to beat even the fiercest of competitors, while doing it at a price point you can’t afford to miss out on.
Team Canik came into 2023 with the goal of giving the consumer exactly what they’ve asked for and checked all the boxes with the introduction of the Canik Mete MC9 handgun. This new micro-compact pistol has been in the works by Canik for three years, going through multiple internal and aesthetic changes in order to find the optimal performance level demanded by the end user.
WALTHER P99 AS FINAL EDITION
Walther is giving the 26-year-old iconic handgun the P99 one final run before it heads off into the sunset! Legacy and innovation collide to create one of the most iconic and influential pistols in Walther’s history. High-performance and feature-rich, the P99 quickly became one of the most trusted pistols of Law Enforcement officers around the world.
Walther felt it only fitting to give this iconic handgun the most fitting send-off possible, with the release of the Walther P99 AS Final Edition. This limited edition P99 AS pistol is chambered in 9mm and features the classic OD Green frame with special “Final Edition” engraving on the slide and will come in a beautiful/durable weather-proof case and a commemorative coin.
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CZ TS2 & A0-1 SD OR
We were lucky enough to catch up with Competitive Shooter Alexis Peña to hear all about the NEW CZ TS2 Orange: a championship-level sport pistol developed in close cooperation with elite shooters on the CZ Shooting Team. Its parameters have been primarily optimized for competing in the IPSC Standard division and USPSA Limited division, but like other pistols in the CZ TS 2 series, it can also be used for other practical shooting disciplines.
Built from scratch at CZ Custom, the A0-1 SD OR is the evolution of the Shadow series. The frame is the star of the show and is hammer-forged, CNC-machined, and then blued. Differing from the LD, the SD, or short dustcover, the A0-1 SD OR offers a balance that is more in the hand and offers quick target transitions.
With a deep beavertail, undercut trigger guard, raised 25 LPI checkering, and an internal mag well, this pistol combines classic CZ 75 ergonomics with purpose-driven features ideal for competition.
SPRINGFIELD ARMORY PRODIGY 1911
One of the most popular offerings from Springfield Armory this year has definitely been the Prodigy! The Prodigy™ from Springfield Armory takes the proven 1911 platform and enhances it with double-stack capacity and a performance-driven feature set.
Reconfigured around a double-stack magazine, the Prodigy’s polymer grip module mounts to its forged steel frame offering capacities of 17+1 and 20+1. Optics ready with ambidextrous safety and Picatinny rail, the Prodigy combines the most beloved characteristics of a 1911 with the modern capacity for unrivaled performance.
At the heart of the 9mm Prodigy™ pistol is the expertly engineered double-stack magazine. While still slim enough for a comfortable grip on the pistol, this magazine packs in 17 rounds of 9mm in a low-profile design. In addition, the pistol also comes with a 20-round extended magazine, while an optional 26-rounder is also available.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY PRODIGY 1911 HERE!