The TTAG crew brought you lots of great coverage from SHOT Show 2016 this January, and while I think we hit the most exiting and newsworthy items we certainly didn’t — couldn’t — cover it all. After two months, I’m officially tired of seeing the “2016 SHOT” folder chock full of unpublished photos languishing on my desktop. So, complete with captions where appropriate, here are all of the rest of the [gun-related] photos I took this year (warning: very photo-heavy post follows!) . . .
The lead photo is IWI US’ Tavor X95. It’s a slimmed-down version of the Tavor with an AR-style mag release and swappable grip + trigger guard units (available with a “normal” trigger guard). Available in the U.S. soon.
That’s the Galile ACE in carbine form. It’s IWI’s modern interpretation of an AK.
I was really impressed with the trigger on this Taurus Millennium G2, and it was a great shooter on the range.
Rossi Ranch Hand.
Taurus 8-shot .22 revolver.
A DoubleStar .45 PhD 1911 (https://star15.com/1911s.html)
One of ATI’s polymer-framed 1911s. It shot quite nicely and was very controllable despite its light weight.
Provision for mounting an optic.
Korth Revolver SuperSport. Front sight is 4-way click adjustable by hand.
Both the amount of rear sight leaf protrusion and the width of the notch are adjustable via a single screw each. That’s right, turning a screw opens or closes the width of the rear sight notch.
Cylinders are very easily swappable between .357 Mag, .38 Special (that’s right, there’s a specific one for maximum accuracy), and 9×19. I shot it in .357 Mag with Fiocchi ammo and it felt like a .380.
Beretta’s PICO v2.0. Apparently they’ve solved the exact functional issues I, well, took issue with. It did shoot fine for me on the SHOT Show range and the slide was worlds easier to rack than on the original PICO.
Pro-tuned version of the PX-4 Storm Compact
This thing was insane on the range. Easily one of the softest-shooting compact guns I’ve ever fired, and the trigger was beautifully smooth.
Beretta ARX-100 with OSS suppressor.
Republic Forge 1911s
PR-15 pistol from FB Radom
Angel Armor door panels.
Dead Air MASK-22 on a Walther PPQ 22
Delta P Designs BREVIS II in big boy .338 LM flavor
M32A1-MSGL, 40mm multi-shot grenade launcher. Apparently this was a joint venture between VLTOR and Milkor USA: http://www.milkorusa.com/product/m32a1-usmc-40mm-v-02/
SOG throwing hatchets
While grabbing some water, I managed to set my camera down directly on top of this gigantic magnet. It was there to very firmly keep the tablecloth from blowing away, but this was 2/3 through Range Day and I thought I may have just wiped all of the photos and videos off my camera! I about died.
GP100 .22 LR. It ain’t cheap, but it’s very nice.
Holds 10 rounds.
New Vaquero .44 Mag
SPHINX pistols in various sizes and colors
Latest SilencerCo Maxim 9 prototype. Now using GLOCK mags.
May end up adjustable for length like SilencerCo’s Salvo and Osprey Micro
The Osprey Micro
Micro in full-length configuration.
Range Day was near an active mining site.
New knife company FirstEdge making folders and fixed blades from ELMAX steel
From Raven Arms, a bunch of carbon fiber rifle stocks.
From Klecker Knives is this cool little knife kit for kids. The plastic pieces assemble into a lock-back folder to be used for safety practice. Different colors can be combined and, sure, bedazzled. They’re $12.95 shipped Prime on Amazon.
Klecker makes real knives, too.
And real cool tomahawks. Shown here is the KLAX.
This fixed blade knife has a trick up its sleeve
Well, in its spine
Snap it rearwards, and…
A skinning hook pops out.
Electronic, fingerprint-operated gun lock from Identilock.
This is a new caliber in the works by Maxim Firearms. .35 Maxim? Crap, I forget what it actually is other than it’s something new for the AR-15 platform.
Girsan had a large product catalog of very affordable, Turkish-made guns.
I had to take some photos of this BHP that was color case hardened by Midwest Gun Works
A cutaway SIG silencer
SIG Optics was there with the current product line
The LEGION series has officially branched into just about every possible product from lights to knives to holsters to ear protection, and more…
P320 laser frame from SIG Optics
A pretty darn compact thermal sight
More LEGIONs are coming
Threaded barrel Ruger Charger Takedown
A Kel-Tec bullpup MSR for ban states
Magpul is branching out
Pants, shorts, belts, gloves, hats, bags, pouches, etc etc…
A visit to Fenix Lights
100 bright lumens from this slim little guy
QD rail mount for 1″ flashlights
6,000 lumens? Holy crap. Yes, I turned it on while pointing it up at the 25-foot-high ballroom ceiling and everybody in the room squinted.
Cut-away Dead Air Sandman
Dead Air’s PYRO muzzle device. It uses the same QD attach system as their suppressors and mitigates the muzzle blast of their muzzle brake without going full-on silencer mode.
Sandman S over cut-away Sandman L, with QD mount disassembled. End caps are swappable and will be available in .30 cal, 6.5 cal, and 5.56 cal bore diameters.
9mm PDW in the works from Patriot Ordnance Factory
Caracal F with Quick Sights (which I actually like in practice)
“Available” in a couple of cerakote options
I checked out some amazing race guns from CK Arms, where I ran into JJ Racaza who was doing the same. Nice dude.
Looks like they’re fans of the Dawson Ice magwell with Delrin insert.
Norma Ammunition is going to be expanding its product line and presence in the U.S. this year.
A Grand Power in 10mm. Sweet!
Rotating barrel, as usual. Above it’s in battery.
And rotated until unlocked. No tilting.
Bersa is making a competition gun in the Thunder 9 Pro XT.
They may be known for living more on the budget end of the spectrum, but this gun felt extremely well put together with one of the very best DA/SA triggers anywhere. Granted, I only dry fired the show model but this trigger would go toe-to-toe with a top-of-the-line CZ Shadow any day.
Llama micro .380 1911
Micro indeed, but pretty faithful to the original design.
Rob Pincus is working on a new carry gun and a new company called Avidity Arms. This slab of metal is a prototype PD10, and I guess the idea is a skinny, slab-sided, all-metal 9mm CCW piece.
Roberts Defense is making 1911s that struck me as a heck of a bargain at these price points. The apparent quality of materials and extremely precise fit and finish isn’t normally seen at these prices. I was very impressed with everything about these pistols.