Though we never see half as many new products at the annual NRA Meetings and Exhibits as we do at SHOT Show, there are always a few surprises. This year some of the largest, and most popular, gun manufacturers and accessory makers waited until the largest gathering of NRA members to announce and display new products we can expect in the coming months and early 2016.
H&K brought along a new 9mm subcompact—the P30SK. Chambered in 9mm, with 3.27-inch barrel, it is one of H&K’s smallest pistols. The new P30SK shares all the same features as the larger P30 and P30L—mostly notably the adjustable and interchangeable grip panels and backstraps. This double/single-action semiautomatic 9mm has ambidextrous controls, an exposed hammer and three-dot luminescent interchangeable sights. At 6.42-inches long, 1.37-inches wide, 4.57-inches tall, it holds 11 rounds and weighs 23.99 ounces. With the H&K P30SK’s mix of features, specifications and Picatinny rail, it is clear the gun is made for concealed carry. It comes with a lifetime warranty and shipping is expected to start in June. MSRP for the P30SK is $719.00.
“Your fun gun just got serious” is Magpul’s motto for its new Hunter X-22 reinforced polymer fixed stock for the Ruger 10/22 rifle. The stock has a 60-degree ergonomic grip and an adjustable length of pull from 12.5 to 14.5 inches. Its reversible barrel tray accepts all factory and aftermarket Ruger 10/22 barrels. Likewise, the stock accommodates all factory Ruger 10/22 magazines. The Hunter X-22 also features a rubber butt pad, multiple sling mounting options and M-LOK slots for accessories. Available in black, FDE, Stealth Gray and OD green, the Magpul Ruger 10/22 stock is made in the U.S.A. and will be available this summer with an MSRP of $139.95.
Also available this summer is the PMAG 15 GL9—a 15-round 9mm GLOCK 19 all-polymer PMAG. MSRP is listed at $15.95. The Glock 19 PMag has all the reliable specifications and features you expect from Magpul—anti-tilt follower, stainless steel spring, removable floorplate and a round-count window.
Though supposed to be a big secret, the 9mm Glock 43 leaked weeks before the NRA Meetings & Exhibits. Crimson Trace was one of the manufacturers already making accessories for the newest Glock. Crimson Trace’s Laserguard for the Glock 43 is available in red or green and features Instinctive Activation. Factory sighted in at 50 feet, the laser produces a dot about 0.50-inch at that same distance.
Extremely rare outside Israel and some European countries, a 16-inch barreled model of the IWI X95 Tavor was spotted next to the 13-inch SBR model. The X95 is the newest model of Tavor, full auto and issued to the IDF. This semiautomatic civilian version was on display at IWI’s booth at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. Rumor has it, the 16-inch barreled X95 will be available this year and cost a little over the standard Tavor. Thanks to GunsAmerica Digest for the tip!
LaserLyte introduced its newest laser for the North American Arms .22 Magnum Pug, Black Widow and Side Winder pistols. The Mighty Mouse Laser is activated when you grip it. Constructed of 55 percent glass-filled nylon, the Mighty Mouse NAA grip laser is a red 650NM, 5MW Class IIIA laser and has a battery life of one-hour constant on. It weighs only 0.75-ounce and has an MSRP of $129.95
Trijicon did not introduce a brand new product, but released information about updates to its existing compact ACOG series of illuminated weapon sights. The Gen2 Compact ACOG has easy-to-use finger adjusters, waterproof windage and elevation adjustments, a solid eyepiece, a reconfigured mounting base for standard and low mounting options and watertight gasket seals. Besides the redesigned Gen2 compact ACOG, Trijicon is adding a 3×24 compact ACOG model to its lineup with a 24mm objective lens, 1.4-inch eye relief and crosshair and horseshoe dot reticles.
XS Sight Systems
XS Sight Systems has partnered with suppressor company SilencerCo to develop suppressor-height sights. The XS standard tritium front and SilencerCo serrated U-notch rear sights will first be available for 1911s, with 9mm and larger Glocks to follow. SilencerCo’s Vice President of Business Development Nick Booras says, “Partnering with XS Sights was a natural fit. Like SilencerCo, XS values quality and innovation in its products, and supports the right of civilians to own and use silencers. These are only the first of many offerings we have planned, so watch for more soon.”
Smith & Wesson
Adding to its popular line of M&P pistols, Smith & Wesson debuted its M&P 22 Compact with a threaded barrel. The M&P 22 compact is 15 percent smaller than its full-sized counterpart and shares all the same features, with the added bonus of a 1/2×28-threaded barrel for a suppressor. The S&W M&P 22 compact single-action semiautomatic has ambidextrous controls, a magazine safety, 3.56-inch barrel, 7.25-inch overall length and weighs 15.3 ounces.
In other Smith & Wesson news, all new production M&P pistols will receive the company’s Pro triggers. There were also nine new models of M&P pistols ranging from .22 LR to .40 S&W, both subcompact and full-sized finished in Kryptek Typhon.
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