Reports keep rolling in from Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers at SHOT Show 2013 in Las Vegas. Here is the third installment about new handgun introductions made at the event. You can read extended reviews of selected products by clicking the links in this list:
- SHOT 2013: Ruger 22/45 Lite with Threaded Barrel
- SHOT 2013: Kahr Arms CW380
- SHOT 2013: New and Improved DoubleTap Defense Pocket Pistol
- SHOT 2013: Chiappa 1873-22
- SHOT 2013: Heizer HD1, .410 pocket shotgun
HK Rolls Out Tactical 45
Originally developed for the U.S. military’s next generation handgun competition, the new HK45 “Tactical” comes standard with a threaded barrel and three-dot tritium night sights.
With a choice of three frame colors (black, tan, or green), the full-size HK45 Tactical (HK45T) model uses an ergonomic grip design that includes changeable backstraps together with molded finger grooves that instinctively position an operator’s hand for optimal shooting. All HK45 pistols, including the new Tactical models, are assembled at HK’s American manufacturing facility in New Hampshire using American and German components.
The HK45 Tactical uses a 10-round steel magazine and has a Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into its polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories.
The HK45 Tactical has a proprietary internal mechanical recoil reduction system that employs a flat recoil spring in tandem with a polymer bushing sleeve to reduce the recoil forces effecting the operator and the weapon, improving shooter control during rapid firing and prolonging component service life. An “O-ring” on the threaded barrel means better slide-to-barrel lockup and enhanced accuracy.
The HK45T can be converted to nine different kinds of trigger firing modes including HK’s enhanced double action only “LEM” (Law Enforcement Modification) mode. The HK45T is well-suited for military, law enforcement, security use, and civilian sport shooting.