New Handguns On the Way in 2022



The unprecedented demand for firearms over the past two years has strained manufacturing capacity. Nevertheless, in 2022 retailers will see new models.

If there’s a term that can describe the industry’s focus in the past year, it’s “supply chain issues.” These range from the availability and cost of raw materials and parts to building sufficient firearms to maintain inventory at the retail level. That’s one reason retailers saw so few new products released in 2021. It’s difficult to stop or reduce production of core products to begin production of a new firearm when demand is so high for existing products. But in 2022, retailers will begin to see more new models hit the market. Many of these will be line extensions, but there are a few surprises that should whet the appetite of your customers. Here are some of the highlights.

American Tactical

When introduced in 2020, the American Tactical FXH-45 Moxie boasted a patented polymer frame with two metal inserts for added stability and durability. It also featured a 4140 steel slide with a Parkerized finish. The frame was built to have an ergonomic feel with built-in finger grooves. For 2022, this model will be joined by the new, slightly smaller FXH Moxie 1911 Commander in .45 ACP. The polymer frame has black polymer grips, and the slide is phosphate finished. Comes with one eight-round magazine and front and rear sights. Barrel length is 4.25 inches and weight is 1.2 pounds without the magazine. Available in black or FDE. SRP: $459.95. Booth #72405

Bond Arms

A leader in the derringer space, Bond Arms has found success with an economical interpretation of an existing design. The Roughneck series of derringers are similar in appearance to the well-known Bond Arms Backup models, but are more affordable. For 2022, the Roughneck will be available in a recoil-friendly .380 ACP. The very concealable gun has a barrel length of only 2.5 inches. SRP: $269. Booth #72617

Cabot Guns

A boutique 1911 manufacturer known for memorable handguns, Cabot Guns is adding the new Apocalypse model to its list of exclusive hardware. This 1911 is built as a dedicated self-defense gun. A Damascus finish on the deeply etched steel slide ensures that each Apocalypse pistol has a unique appearance. Buyers can select a Government or Commander size and opt for 9mm or .45 ACP chambering, a standard or threaded barrel, and standard- or suppressor-height sights. Cabot has engineered a low-set optics mount that allows for a solid optics mount that accommodates a lower-third co-witness with the standard sights. There is a 12- to 18-month waiting period for this made-to-order firearm. Every Cabot Gun carries a sub-1.5-inch group at 25 yards accuracy guarantee. SRP: starts at $7,495. Booth #41807

CZ-USA

Competition-specialized pistol line extensions are on trend, and CZ-USA is no exception with the P-10 F, the latest addition to the popular P-10 striker-fired handgun series. The P-10 F is made for fast, flat shooting, with a long slide that has numerous lightening cuts. Apex Tactical components are featured heavily throughout the P-10 F, and CZ adopted its extended magazine catch, extended slide stop, and back-slide cover to the new model. The trigger is sourced from HB Industries. Gold-tone accents are found on the barrel, trigger and magazine base. SRP: $999. Booth #12654

Heckler & Koch

A new Heckler & Koch MP5 .22LR pistol clone is chambered in .22 LR. It has a blowback-style action fed by a 10- or 25-round magazine. The barrel is 8.5 inches long. In essence, it’s a fully functional submachine pistol, like the MP5/SP5 with a buttcap. SRP: $479. Booth #12227

Mossberg

The Mossberg MC2sc, a subcompact version of the MC2, follows the popular trend of robust capacity (11+1 or 14+1) for concealment-friendly, polymer-frame, striker-fired guns. The slide is stainless steel with a black DLC finish, and the barrel is 3.4 inches long. The three-dot sight system is snag-free but ready for co-witness with compatible optics. Optional equipment includes Truglo tritium sights and a crossbolt safety. Ten-round magazine packages are also offered. SRP: $556. Booth #12832

Rock River Arms

Though the Rock River Arms STK 100 striker-fired 9mm uses the same 17-round mag as a Glock 17, it’s the only aluminum-frame striker pistol on the market. Like many other recent releases, this one has a long slide over a 4.5-inch barrel and is marketed as a competition gun. It has a black anodized finish, and the low bore axis, fairly straight grip angle, integral beavertail and large lightening cuts of the STK 100 make for a flat-shooting platform. SRP: $599. Booth #75102

SAR USA

The American subsidiary of longtime Turkish weapons manufacturer Sarsilmaz, SAR USA, is releasing the SAR9 Compact. As the name implies, this is a compact version of the company’s popular full-size SAR9 pistol, chambered in 9mm Luger. The striker-fired, polymer-frame gun ships with 15-round magazines (10-round mags are offered for restrictive jurisdictions). Three choices of interchangeable backstrap/side panels are included. Components include a hammer-forged barrel with recessed crown and a black oxide slide. There is also a stainless-steel slide option. The SAR9 design has a low bore axis for recoil minimization. SRP: $452, black; $484, stainless. Booth #12838

SCCY Firearms

The SCCY Firearms DVG-1 is a striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm Luger. It utilizes the Roebuck Quadlock Barrel System and has 10+1 capacity, all in a sub-compact footprint made for everyday carry. Additional features include forward slide serrations for ease of manipulation, a flat 5.5-pound trigger with minimal pre/post travel, a common sight cut, and an enhanced grip texture. SRP: $299.99; $399.99, with red-dot sight. Booth #70813

Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory has one of the season’s biggest surprises. The SA-35 is a new, more modern interpretation of John Browning’s acclaimed Hi Power design. This version retains the iconic wood-and-steel appearance of the original, but capacity is now more robust, at 15 rounds of 9mm. It boasts a factory-tuned trigger, a reconfigured hammer that’s less likely to “bite,” modern sights, an extended slide safety, and beveled magazine well. The gun also has checkered walnut grips for a classic appearance. SRP: $699.

Also new are optics-ready variants of the subcompact XD-S Mod.2. With “OSP” added to the name, the new models are chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP. A pre-milled slide accommodates a Crimson Trace micro red-dot sight. Both have the grip safety and ambidextrous magazine release featured on other guns in the XD Mod.2 line. The .45 ACP model has a 3.3-inch barrel; the 9mm has a 4-inch barrel. Two magazines are included: one flush-fit and one extended. Capacity is 7+1, 9+1 for the 9mm. In .45 ACP, the mags hold five or six rounds. SRP: $425-550, depending on chambering and optic option. Booth #70443

Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson is adding a 10mm model to its M&P M2.0 line. Features include a new flat-face trigger design as well as an optics cut slide with the C.O.R.E. system that enables users to mount a variety of popular optics. The 10mm will be available with or without an ambidextrous manual thumb safety, four interchangeable palm-swell grip inserts, and enhanced grip texture to help manage recoil.
Smith & Wesson will also offer a shorter 4-inch configuration to allow for quicker clearance of a holster and a slightly longer 4.6-inch configuration to provide for a longer sight radius. The handgun has a 15+1 capacity and ships with two magazines. SRP: $654-$665.

Also new for 2022, the CSX Metal Micro 9mm features 12+1 capacity. A hammer-fired design with a 3.1-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.1 inches, the CSX also has a flat-faced trigger with an integrated safety that provides a smooth, crisp single-action trigger squeeze. The new Shield Plus 30 Super Carry and the Shield EZ 30 Super Carry take advantage of Federal’s new 30 Super Carry ammo. With the new 30 Super Carry round, both platforms gain an additional two rounds of capacity while maintaining the same performance of the 9mm. Booth #12427

Taurus USA

Taurus‘ most popular personal-defense revolver, the 856, will now be chambered for the .327 Federal. The .327 Federal Magnum is one of the “dark horse” cartridges in the personal defense world. Based on a lengthened .32 H&R Magnum cartridge case, the .327 Federal Magnum exceeds the performance of its parent cartridge with velocity pushing toward the .357 Magnum range without the heavy perceived recoil pulse.

The new Taurus 327 is a double-action/single-action, two-inch-barrel firearm that is multi-cartridge compatible, able to accept .32 H&R Magnum and .32 S&W Long cartridges. The matte-black carbon-steel or stainless-steel barrel, cylinder and frame are backed by a recoil-absorbing, comfortable rubber grip that provides excellent retention in a compact handgun platform. The Taurus 327’s front, serrated ramp sight and no-snag rear sight channel provide quick and clear target acquisition supported by consistent accuracy. SRP: $371.05, black; $388.32, stainless. Booth #13038

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Best Pocket Pistols [2022] – Gun University

Best Pocket Pistols [2022] Size matters, and it goes in both directions. Sometimes you need a big gun. Sometimes you need a small gun. Small guns come in various sizes, and we have subcompacts, pocket pistols, and mouse guns. Today we are going to be talking all about pocket pistols. We’ve gathered the very best pocket pistols, and we are going to break down what a pocket pistol is and leave you with a little advice on how to best use your pocket pistol.  What is a Pocket Pistol? The name explains it, right? A pocket pistol is small enough to fit in your pocket! As such it has to be very small, relatively lightweight, and thin. If it’s hard to draw from your pocket, it’s going to be tough to call it a pocket pistol. Pocket pistols can be found in calibers like 25 ACP, 22LR, 32 ACP, 380 ACP, and 9mm.  What’s a Pocket Pistol Good For ? Why would you ever want such a small gun? If you’ve handled firearms before, you know that small guns are often more challenging than large guns. However, there is a time and a place for everything, and small guns fill a certain niche.  Deep Concealment When hiding the gun is the most important consideration, then a small gun is the best option possible. Pocket pistols print less and are easier to conceal in tuckable holsters, belly bands, on the ankle, and of course, in the pocket.  A Backup Some people carry more than one gun. Carrying one decent-sized firearm can be tough to do. Carrying two is a major hassle. Choosing a pocket pistol as your backup gun ensures you have a spare rod, but you don’t need to be weighed down by a second Glock 19.  Convenience Carry Let’s admit, sometimes you have to run a quick errand, and you don’t want to strap on a proper-sized holster and gun. A pocket pistol allows for the convenient carry of a small gun for those quick errands.  Glock 42Ruger LCP 2 380S&W Bodyguard 380 SIG P938 SAS Kahr PM9 Ruger LCR 327 Magnum NAA Guardian 380 ACP Best Pocket Pistols 1.Glock 42 Glock Brand Glock Reliability Full-Size Sights Easy to Find Check Price2.Ruger LCP 2 380 Great Improved LCP Affordable Teeny-Tiny Check Price3.S&W Bodyguard 380 Optional Integrated Laser Manual Safety DAO Trigger Check Price4.SIG P938 SAS Snag Free SAO Trigger 1911-like Design Check Price5.Kahr PM9 Super Small 9mm Big Sights Smooth DAO Trigger Check Price6.Ruger LCR 327 Magnum Powerful Cartridge Smooth Trigger Modern Revolver Option Check Price7.NAA Guardian 380 ACP All Metal Frame Smooth Design DAO Trigger Check Price Best Pocket Pistol Specs Best Pocket Pistol Reviews In the following section I will be reviewing each individual product listed above and discussing the pros, cons and pricing of each pocket pistol. 1. Glock 42 Glock 42 This little fella is the smallest Glock available and brings you the Glock reliability you know and love in pocket pistol form. It’s super small, a mere 5.94 inches long, and only .98 inches wide. Check Latest Price Shootability B Reliability A+ Ergonomics A- Accuracy B Value A Our Grade A- Reviewed by Travis Pike Reader’s Grade C+ Based on 3 Reviews Your Grade Do You Own This Gun? Leave A Review Success Your Grade Has Been Added To Our…

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Don’t Dig the Rig- Special Pocket Holster Edition Written by Greg Ellifritz When the weather is nice, I like to get out of my police car and do some foot patrols as often as possible. Every day (if calls allow) I’ll do at least one foot patrol around a shopping center, park, or school. Last week, a school in my patrol district was hosting both a track meet and a tennis match. I chose that area for my foot patrol since there would likely be a bunch of spectators and I could interact favorably with parents, residents and fans. While walking around, I found this lovely holster on the front lawn of the school. It was near a visitor parking lot. My guess is that someone was pocket carrying something like a Ruger LCP and had to leave the gun in his car before entering the school. He probably left the holster in his pocket and it fell out without him noticing. Take a look at the photo. Do you really think this is an adequate carry holster? The area covering the muzzle is completely worn through. The holster is worn, abraded, and actually has some type of fungus colonizing the exterior. When you start with a cheap pocket holster to begin with, you can’t expect that it will have an unlimited life span. This one is way past its prime. A good pocket holster will: 1) Protect the gun’s trigger 2) Orient the gun in the pocket for a consistent drawstroke 3) Reduce wear and tear on your clothes 4) Stay in the pocket if you have to draw This one fails all four of those criteria. It was so loose and flimsy that the trigger could not have been adequately protected. If the muzzle is poking through the bottom of the holster, it doesn’t make for a consistent draw and does nothing to reduce the pocket damage caused by daily firearms carry. As I found it laying on the ground, it obviously didn’t stay in the pocket well. Folks, your holster is life saving equipment. Treat it as such. When your holster becomes this worn and damaged, you should definitely replace it. The good news is that someone is actually carrying their gun so regularly that they wear out a holster.  The bad news is that this holster is an abomination. We can do better.  This holster costs $10.  Buy a new one if yours looks anything like this.  Better yet, buy a Desantis Nemesis that will never look this bad. Some of the above links (from Amazon.com) are affiliate links.  If you purchase these items, I get a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   I spend a lot of time writing articles on this site.  All my information is given free of charge.  When you use my affiliate links, you support the writing you enjoy without subscription fees, annoying pop-up ads, or donation requests.  Thank you for helping support my work. Liked it? Take a second to support Greg on Patreon!

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New Handguns On the Way in 2022 – NSSF SHOT Show 2023

New Handguns On the Way in 2022 The unprecedented demand for firearms over the past two years has strained manufacturing capacity. Nevertheless, in 2022 retailers will see new models. If there’s a term that can describe the industry’s focus in the past year, it’s “supply chain issues.” These range from the availability and cost of raw materials and parts to building sufficient firearms to maintain inventory at the retail level. That’s one reason retailers saw so few new products released in 2021. It’s difficult to stop or reduce production of core products to begin production of a new firearm when demand is so high for existing products. But in 2022, retailers will begin to see more new models hit the market. Many of these will be line extensions, but there are a few surprises that should whet the appetite of your customers. Here are some of the highlights. American Tactical When introduced in 2020, the American Tactical FXH-45 Moxie boasted a patented polymer frame with two metal inserts for added stability and durability. It also featured a 4140 steel slide with a Parkerized finish. The frame was built to have an ergonomic feel with built-in finger grooves. For 2022, this model will be joined by the new, slightly smaller FXH Moxie 1911 Commander in .45 ACP. The polymer frame has black polymer grips, and the slide is phosphate finished. Comes with one eight-round magazine and front and rear sights. Barrel length is 4.25 inches and weight is 1.2 pounds without the magazine. Available in black or FDE. SRP: $459.95. Booth #72405 Bond Arms A leader in the derringer space, Bond Arms has found success with an economical interpretation of an existing design. The Roughneck series of derringers are similar in appearance to the well-known Bond Arms Backup models, but are more affordable. For 2022, the Roughneck will be available in a recoil-friendly .380 ACP. The very concealable gun has a barrel length of only 2.5 inches. SRP: $269. Booth #72617 Cabot Guns A boutique 1911 manufacturer known for memorable handguns, Cabot Guns is adding the new Apocalypse model to its list of exclusive hardware. This 1911 is built as a dedicated self-defense gun. A Damascus finish on the deeply etched steel slide ensures that each Apocalypse pistol has a unique appearance. Buyers can select a Government or Commander size and opt for 9mm or .45 ACP chambering, a standard or threaded barrel, and standard- or suppressor-height sights. Cabot has engineered a low-set optics mount that allows for a solid optics mount that accommodates a lower-third co-witness with the standard sights. There is a 12- to 18-month waiting period for this made-to-order firearm. Every Cabot Gun carries a sub-1.5-inch group at 25 yards accuracy guarantee. SRP: starts at $7,495. Booth #41807 CZ-USA Competition-specialized pistol line extensions are on trend, and CZ-USA is no exception with the P-10 F, the latest addition to the popular P-10 striker-fired handgun series. The P-10 F is made for fast, flat shooting, with a long slide that has numerous lightening cuts. Apex Tactical components are featured heavily throughout the P-10 F, and CZ adopted its extended magazine catch, extended slide stop, and back-slide cover to the new model. The trigger is sourced from HB Industries. Gold-tone accents are found on the barrel, trigger and magazine base. SRP: $999. Booth #12654 Heckler & Koch A new Heckler & Koch MP5 .22LR pistol clone is chambered in .22 LR. It has a blowback-style action fed by a 10- or 25-round magazine. The barrel is 8.5 inches…

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Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Ace Case Phoenix ARMS HP-22, HP-25 Pocket Holster, Raven & P-25Top positive review5.0 out of 5 starsWorks great in the back pocket.Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2022This is one of the most comfortable holsters I have ever used for back pocket carry. It prints just like a wallet. I use it with a Ruger lcp2. It fits just right. It is a quality made holster. Double stitched in all the critical places and padded just right. In a nutshell it just works and works right.Top critical review3.0 out of 5 starsGood quality but too looseReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2021Build quality is good but a Raven MP-25 sits too loose in the holster (which this holster is marketed for). One person found this helpful 42 total ratings, 15 with reviews From the United States Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2022 This is one of the most comfortable holsters I have ever used for back pocket carry. It prints just like a wallet. I use it with a Ruger lcp2. It fits just right. It is a quality made holster. Double stitched in all the critical places and padded just right. In a nutshell it just works and works right. Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2021 This holster keeps the weapon in an upright position inside the front hip pocket. Drawing the weapon is easy, as there are rubberized stitching on the outside of the holster that grip the pocket, so only the weapon comes out when drawn. The profile of the holster in the pocket is the size and shape of a wallet. It is quite comfortable to wear. Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2021 Build quality is good but a Raven MP-25 sits too loose in the holster (which this holster is marketed for). Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019 Well made and aesthetically appealing; however, my HP22A doesn’t fit perfectly as I expected. I also missed the review about it not being compatible with a belt. Maybe I’ll append a strap somehow to secure it. Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2020 Great product i just miss read Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2019 Serves its purpose Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2019 Covers my Phoenix Arms 22 just fine. Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019 Excellent just what I’ve been looking for Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2020 Built great, just small for the gun! Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2017 Fits ruger lcp, Taurus tcp, and Phoenix arms. So it will be perfect for any pocket pistol. Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

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