With hunting season approaching, there is another season that is almost upon is - the season of the new firearm introduction.
Everyone knows the SHOT Show is in January, and it is there that many new guns are introduced to the shooting public. I always like following the blogs to see what new gear is being introduced. Generally, I see a lot of new things that are merely tweaks on existing product lines.
However, there are often all sorts of brand new products that roll out. In the past, the SHOT Show has been the site of new guns like the Ruger LCR and new cartridges like the .40 S&W.
The SHOT Show is not the only time when new guns are introduced. One of the little known shows is the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers show. This is a small, exclusive show where manufacturers and distributors get together, make orders and do business. Often there are new guns shown that will be officially introduced in January.
I'm looking for a few new guns in the coming months. I think Springfield Armory will introduce an XD-S in .40 S&W. Some (including me) will say that is long overdue.
I am also hoping to see a 20-gauge version of the Mossberg 930 Tactical. This would be a sweet home defense gun - nearly all of the power of a 12 gauge, but with substantially less recoil. If they made this with a shorter length of pull (maybe about youth sized) this would be ideal for a lot of people: both small framed people and folks like me who like to hold things close.
I've also heard rumors that someone is making a new self defense revolver chambered for the .327 Federal. This might be a cool gun to grab - especially if it is J-frame sized, but with 6 rounds. (After I wrote this, I discovered Ruger released an LCR in .327 Federal.