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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.

NovX Pentagon Ammunition: Formulated For Success

NovX Ammunition made a big splash with the debut of its Engagement: Extreme loads back in 2018. Now it’s sustaining that momentum through its new Pentagon line. So, what exactly is the NovX formula for success?

Handloads: A Mild-Mannered .45 Colt

Two sets of handloading data exist for the .45 Colt, due to the myriad guns chambered for the cartridge during the last 150 years. For this load, I referenced .45 Colt (Revolver) data that, “may be used in older guns as long as they are in good condition.”

Review: Luth-AR MCA-22 Chassis For The Ruger 10/22

The brainchild of a competitive shooter and an engineer as a lightweight solution for Ruger's 10/22, the Luth-AR MCA-22 Chassis has several features geared for precision rimfire competition.

Ruger's 22/45: A Blend Of Two Legendary Pistols

The Ruger 22/45 is a blending of two legendary repeaters, Browning's M1911 and Bill Ruger's Standard Auto, with modern features such as a Picatinny rail and barrel threading that makes for an incredibly fun plinker that happens to come chambered for a ubiquitous and fun- and easy-to-shoot cartridge: .22 LR.

Preview: Desert Tech Trek-22

Owners of Ruger 10/22-pattern semi-automatic rifles will benefit from the modularity and compactness of the Trek-22 bullpup conversion kit.

Remington Core-Lokt Tipped Rifle Ammunition

Big Green’s longtime-favorite hunting bullet now has a polymer tip—and a new generation of hunters everywhere is set to reap the benefits.

New For 2022: Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack

Ruger's new Security-380 is the latest model in the company's Lite Rack lineup, and it's designed for easy shooting and easy carry.

The First 50 Years Of Ruger's 'Flat Top' .44 Mag. Revolver

Introduced in 1956, Sturm, Ruger & Co., brought to life the .44 Rem. Mag through its storied “Flat Top” revolver, the Blackhawk. Read along as Field Editor Wiley Clapp chronicles 50 years of the Blackhawk along with field testing of special 50th anniversary edition of the New Model Blackhawk.

LC Carbine: Ruger Doubles Down On The 5.7x28

Ruger refers to the LC Carbine as a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC), and from the company’s very specific perspective—the LC being a derivative of and companion to its Ruger-5.7 pistol—it is.

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