The NSSF’s Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show ended a couple of weeks back. This is the biggest stage for firearms and firearms accessories manufactures to strut their new stuff. Here are a few of the new items introduced at the SHOT Show; we’ll take a more detailed look many of them in future posts.
For the first time in history Walther is offering a pistol chambered in .45 ACP. The venerable chambering will be available in the company’s excellent PPQ model. One of the interesting features of this gun is polygonal rifling.
Sig Sauer has returned the venerable P225 pistol to its catalog. The P225A retains the exceptional look and feel of the original P225, but it features an enhanced trigger and the precision manufacturing and quality from the state-of-the-art SIG Sauer facility.
Ruger is chambering its LCR revolver in .327 Federal Magnum with a 6 shot cylinder. It is also offering 2 new Charger models based on its 10/22 design.
Dan Wesson is offering a 6 inch long slide 1911 model chambered in the powerful 10 MM. This might be a go to gun for hunters wishing for a semi-auto deer slayer.
The big news from Smith & Wesson is the introduction of the 22 Victory Model. This .22 rimfire is the company’s new entry level pistol.
Kimber, maker of fine rifles and 1911 pistols, is venturing into the revolver market with its K6s. The K6s is a 2 inch barreled, 6 shot cylinder revolver chambered in .357 Magnum. Should be a big seller with it extra capacity for a “snubbie.”
Browning has reintroduced the “Sweet Sixteen” in its A5 shotgun line. A Citori White Lightning O/U model is also available in 16 gauge. The latter really has my attention.
FNH USA has expanded its FN 15 modern sporting rifle accessory line to include upper assembly units. FN 15 upper assemblies are now available in popular configurations like the FN 15 Carbine, Rifle, Tactical Carbine, and DMR. FN 15 upper receiver assemblies are supplied with M16-style bolt-carrier assemblies and charging handles.
Kahr Arms is offering the new Thompson T1-14. Recently approved for civilian sale by the ATF, the Thompson T1-14 offers a 14.5-inch barrel with a permanently affixed Cutts Compensator, putting the total barrel length at 16 inches. This rifle is chambered for the .45 ACP, weighs 13 pounds, and has a walnut fixed stock and a vertical foregrip. It comes with one 20-round stick magazine.
Winchester is celebrating its 150th Anniversary with a limited edition Model 70 chambered in .270 Winchester and a very unique 1866 “Yellow Boy” lever gun.
These are just a few of the new guns that will be available to shooters in 2016. There many more options from other manufacturers and we’ll try to cover them in the coming months.
Be safe and good shooting.