<b>Ruger SR45 Pistol </b><br /> The new Ruger SR45 has a lot of the features for which you’ve been asking—like the .45 ACP chambering and a slender profile with a polymer grip frame that has a reversible back-strap, so that you can have it flat or arched. It has a high-visibility three-dot sight system, a loaded chamber indicator and a lower accessory rail, and its comes with either an all-black Nitride finished or two-tone brushed-stainless slide. It’s DAO, has a 4.5-inch barrel, an 8-inch overall length, weighs 30.15 ounces empty and has a mag capacity of 10+1 (ruger.com).
<b>Steyr L-A1 Series Pistols</b><br /> New from Steyr at SHOT 2013 is the L series of full-size duty pistols. Chambered in 9mm (shown), .357 and .40, these pistols offer fans a duty-sized version of this very popular class of pistols. (steyrarms.com)
<b>Ruger LC380</b><br /> The Ruger LC9 in 9mm has already proven to be an extremely popular compact pistol. New this year is the Ruger LC380. This pistol has the same dimensions as the LC9 with all of its same features but chambered in a much lighter recoiling .380 ACP cartridge and designed for those who desire good personal protection ballistics but may be recoil-sensitive. Indeed this is Ruger’s lightest recoiling personal protection gun. The smaller cartridge also allows for a lighter recoil spring which makes slide manipulation, especially for those with small or weaker hands, much easier. (ruger.com)
<b>SAR K2-45 Pistol</b><br /> Turkey-based SAR Arms showed off a number of handguns at SHOT 2013. One of them was a service-sized, alloyed and stainless steel auto-loader in .45 ACP called the K2-45. Of CZ75 origins, it is a traditional SA/DA with a manual safety and the adjustable rear and post front sight ride in dovetail cuts. The frame has an extended tang, serrated front and back-strap and a low Picatinney rail. It has a 4.7-inch barrel, an 8.3-inch overall length, weighs 40.2 oz. empty and has a magazine capacity of 14+1 cartridges (sararms.com).
<b>Kimber Custom Shop Micro CDP Pistol</b><br /> A recently introduced mini-.380 is the Micro CDP, which looks like a scaled-down M1911. This little jewel has a stainless 2.75-inch barrel and weighs a scant 13.4 ounces empty. Standard is a 6-round magazine, and a 7-rounder is optional. There are four versions; two 2-tone (one with CT LaserGrips) a black carry model and a stainless version. Features include a SA trigger with an ambi-safety, a flat, checkered mainspring housing, checkered grips, a beveled mag well, a flared ejection port, and dove-tail mounted sights (kimberamerica.com).
<b>Walther PPX Pistol</b><br /> 2013 Walther PPX has many of the same features as other service-size Walther centerfire pistols, but comes at an affordable price. Unlike the PPQ, the PPX is hammer-fired with a pre-cocked trigger for smooth operation. Less expensive production methods like a fixed back-strap and lack of ambi controls helps keep costs down. The PPX comes in 9mm and .40 with corresponding 16+1 and 14+1 capacity. It has a 4-inch barrel, steel three-dot sights, a reversible mag release, a chamber view port, an M-1913 rail and can be had in blue or stainless (waltheramerica.com).
<b>HK 45 Tactical Model Pistol</b><br /> Developed for U.S. military trials, the new HK45 Tactical comes standard with a threaded barrel to accept a sound suppressor, three-dot tritium night sights and an M1913 rail. The polymer frame comes in black, tan or olive drab green. This full-sized pistol has changeable back-straps paired with molded finger grooves for controllability. The black matte slide is serrated front and back; the 5.16-inch barrel has an o-ring at the muzzle for increased accuracy; and the gun features an internal recoil buffer. Capacity is 10+1 rounds of .45 ACP (hkusa.com).
<b>Heizer HD1 Pocket “Shotgun”</b><br /> Reminiscent of a 19th century big-bore pocket derringer, the HD1 is a single-shot handgun that chambers .45 Colt cartridges or .410 bore shells. This extremely flat pistol has a hollow grip that will hold two extra .45 Colt rounds. The gun has an overall length of 5.8 inches and a height of 5.5 inches. It has an ambi thumb-latch ejector, DAO trigger and a push-out hinge pin allowing for quick barrel removal. For safety, there is a slot in the breech allowing a view of a chambered load. There are three variations of material and colors (heizerdefense.com).
<b>FNH USA FNS-9 Competition Pistol</b><br /> The DAO, striker-fired FNH FNS now comes in a competition version with a 5-inch stainless barrel in 9mm. A two-tone with a stainless slide and black polymer frame, it has an overall length of 8.25 inches and weighs 27.2 ounces empty. This pistol was five years in development, with thousands of rounds fired in action-type, 3-gun, bulls-eye target matches and Bianchi Cup. The ergonomic grip has interchangeable back-straps as well as ambidextrous safety levers, slides stops and magazine releases. The slide is serrated fore and aft, and the fixed hi-visibility sights are dovetail mounted (fnhusa.com).
<b>Taurus Millennium G2</b><br /> Taurus has just introduced their new Millennium G2 compact personal protection pistol This polymer-framed striker-fired gun has a pre-charged striker for a light single-action trigger squeeze but also allows the pistol to fire double-action for a second-strike capability. Taurus has also redesigned the grip panels with a much more aggressive texturing for a firmer hold. The Millennium G2 is available in 9mm and .40S&W and features adjustable three-dot sights, dustcover accessory rail, loaded-chamber indicator and a manual and trigger safety. (taurususa.com).
<b>Sig Sauer P227</b><br /> The new P227 from SIG SAUER retains the same general dimensions of the 9mm P226 but upgrades the firepower to a double stack .45 ACP with a 10+1 round capacity standard and 14+1 optional with an extended magazine. With the grip diameter remaining virtually the same, operators with smaller hands can now have access to this big bore pistol. Another advantage is that most users with holsters made to fit the P226 or P220 will be able to continue to use their preferred holster. Any slide assembly from a P220 will also fit on the new P227 for added user versatility. (sigsauer.com)
by Personal Defense World / Jan 18, 2013