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5 Hot New Handguns For 2023

SHOT Show 2023 saw the launch of dozens of new handguns, bringing fresh offerings to every corner of the consumer market. Here are five that stood out to our editorial team.

New For 2023: FN 510 & 545 Tactical

FN America brought two hard-hitting chamberings to its handgun lineup in 2023, introducing the FN 510 Tactical and FN 545 Tactical in 10 mm Auto and .45 ACP, respectively.

Davide Pedersoli: Fine Historical & Sporting Arms

Davide Pedersoli launched the business bearing his name in Italy, at first specializing in the production of over-under and side-by-side shotguns for hunting. Word of the quality coming out of his factory quickly spread, though, and today the firm produces classic American firearms alongside other fine sporting guns.

Preview: Viridian GDO 25

During bright, daylight hours, the human eye can distinguish the color green far more easily than red. Viridian has been putting this fact to good use for many years in its line of firearm-mounted laser sights, and the company is now extending that advantage to its series of unmagnified “red-dot” optics, as well.

Rifleman Q&A: 'U.S.-Parts Count’ Explained

I was looking at a foreign semi-automatic rifle at a gun show recently and overheard some people nearby talking about a “U.S.-parts count.” What does this have to do with an imported rifle, and why is it a concern?

Micro-Compacts On The Rise

A Scope Report issued by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) last month included figures that reflect a gradual change in pistol-buying preferences. According to the trade organization’s findings, consumers are purchasing smaller handguns when it comes to those chambered in 9 mm Luger.

Preview: Mec-Gar CZ 75B Competition Mags

Mec-Gar’s CZ 75B Competition magazines build off the company’s previous 17-round configuration with the addition of an extended aluminum floorplate that provides capacity for two extra rounds.

Preview: Wilson Combat WCP365 Grip Module

Wilson Combat is offering aftermarket grip modules compatible with SIG Sauer’s P365/P365 XL micro-compact semi-automatic pistols that significantly improve the host handguns’ ergonomics while adding a touch of custom flair.

Wanted Dead Or Alive's 'Mare's Leg': How Effective Is It Really?

Though imposing on the silver screen, Steve McQueen's Winchester Model 92 "Mare's Leg" was an invention of Hollywood. Follow Rick Hacker as he takes a look at some of the modern reproductions of the "Mare's Leg," and tests them out.

TALON Grips Acquires ArachniGRIP

TALON Grips has acquired ArachniGRIP, the company that created the patented SlideSpider stick-on grip for pistol slides.

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