From concealed carry options to competition models to plinkers, the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas was chock full of brand new handguns set to hit the market in 2013.
Of course, the G&A Network’s online team was there to scope out the hottest new pistols for 2013, from brand new offerings—like Glock’s 30S—old classics reintroduced in new calibers—like Walther’s PPK/S in .22 LR. Check out some of the new handguns for 2013 straight from SHOT Show.
Designed in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department Special Investigation Section, the brand new Glock 30S uses the Glock 30SF frame's 10+1-round capacity and the Glock 36's slim slide to create a whole new, ultra-slim—1.28 inches wide—concealable duty pistol with double-stack capabilities. The 30S will ship with a grip extension, and will include a standard 10+1-round mag.
Kimber Master Carry Series
Kimber’s Master Carry Series 1911s feature a rounded frame that makes carrying much easier, even in the car. One of the series’ variations, the Master Carry Custom, features a 5-inch barrel with steel frame and slide, and the new Crimson Trace Master Carry laser grips. The Master Carry series also includes the 4-inch Pro and the 3-inch Ultra.
Remington R1 Carry
Remington’s latest 1911 offering, the R1 Carry, features a 5-inch barrel along with an ultra smooth trigger and checkered walnut grips. Chambered in .45 Auto, the R1 Carry includes seven- and eight-round magazines. Remington will also roll out the R1 Carry Commander, featuring a 4.25-inch barrel and all the same features of the full-size Slabsides.
Ruger’s latest concealed carry offering, the LC380, is built off the company’s LC9 and features a light recoil spring which allows the slide to be easily manipulated, making it one of the lightest recoiling pistol in the Ruger family. The LC380 is also dovetailed with a 3-dot sight system, plus a loaded chamber indicator just in front of the rear sights.
Based on Ruger’s popular SR9 series, the brand new Ruger SR45 is chambered in .45 ACP and comes with two 10-round magazines. The SR45 features an ambidextrous manual safety and mag release, along with interchangeable backstraps and adjustable 3-dot sights for windage and elevation. The SR45 also features a Picatinny-style rail for mounting tactical lights or lasers. Available in either a stainless steel, brushed finish slide or an alloy, black nitrite slide.
SIG Sauer P226 SAO
Borrowing features from the P226 X-Five, the SIG Sauer P226 SAO features a 4.4-inch barrel, and features a new safety system that allows the shooter to check or clear the chamber without taking the safety off. The P226 SAO also features an enhanced frame, a two-piece X-Five grip and is set up for jet funnels. The P226 SAO also features front cocking serrations, beavertail and SIG Night Sights. The P226 SAO will be available in April.
SIG Sauer P227 Series
SIG Sauer’s P227 series includes a double-stack, flush magazine design, chambered in .45 ACP. The P227 series is available with a standard 10-round capacity, though 14-round extended mags are also available. The series includes four variations: One with a 4.4-inch barrel and contrast sights; a 3.9-inch carry model; the SAS 2B; and a tactical model with a threaded barrel, an SRT trigger and three magazines.
Price: $1,085; $993 for the contrast sights model
Smith & Wesson C.O.R.E. Series
The Smith & Wesson C.O.R.E. (Competition Optic Ready Equipment) pistols features five individual plates to mount optics. The C.O.R.E. series is shipped by S&W with a specially textured grip as well as Performance Center sear, which allows for a quicker trigger reset.
Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911s
Smith & Wesson introduced two SW1911 models to its Performance Center line: the Custom SW1911 and the Round Butt SW1911. The Custom SW1911 features a 5-inch barrel, while the Round Butt SW1911 has a 4.25-inch barrel and is more ideal for concealed carry. Both models feature ambidextrous safeties, adjustable sights, a precision crowned muzzle and Briley barrel bushing. The Performance Center SW1911s are also both hand-lapped and sport 30 lines per inch checkering on the grips.
Springfield XD-S in 9mm
Springfield Armory introduced its XD-S semi-auto pistol in 2012, and the compact, single-stack .45 was a quick hit. Now, Springfield is at it again, bringing the XD-S back in a single-stack 9mm version. The XD-S 9mm features a seven-round capacity—a nine-round extended mag is also available—and even lighter shooting than the original XD-S.
Taurus Millenium G2 PT111
New from Taurus in 2013 is the Millenium G2 PT 111. Part of Taurus’ Carry On Series, this 22-ounce 9mm sports a thin profile with a 3.2-inch barrel. The PT 111 includes a Picatinny rail and a loaded chamber indicator, and a 10+1-round mag capacity. The Millenium G2 is also available in a .40-caliber model, the PT 140.
Walther PPK/S in .22 LR
This year, Walther introduces its iconic PPK/S in a rimfire offering. Available in matte black or silver, the PPK/S .22 LR features a 10-round capacity in a 6-inch long, 23-ounce package. Along with an interchangeable sight and a 17.5-pound DA trigger pull—6.5 pounds in single-action—the PPK/S .22 features a manual safety above the grip and a mag release in front of the grip.
Walther’s brand new personal defense offering for 2013, the Walther PPX, is a compact, hammer-fired semi-auto with a pre-cocked trigger. Measuring just 4 inches long, the PPX also includes a loaded chamber viewport and three different safety systems, including a firing pin block. The PPX features a double-stack 16-round magazine in 9mm, and 14-round mag in .40 S&W.
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