New pistols and revolvers are introduced every year at the SHOT Show, and the 2017 show will be no different. Smith & Wesson has been preparing a commercial launch of the updated M&P line of handguns, which could be one of the major announcements we will see. Regardless of what is shown, Ryan Burt, CEO of Calibers, and several staff members from Calibers will be there to bring you all of the photos, video and information on the new handguns for 2017.
Pistols and Revolvers
New pistols and revolvers are introduced every year at the SHOT Show, and the 2017 show will be no different. Smith & Wesson has been preparing a commercial launch of the updated M&P line of handguns, which could be one of the major announcements we will see at SHOT Show 2017.
Shotguns and Rifles
As with handguns, there are all kinds of long gun introductions made at this trade show including new rifle calibers. One of the fastest growing categories, however, has been NFA items. NFA (National Firearms Act) items include short barrel rifles, sound suppressors and other tools.
Calibers will have complete information on the newest guns in this section.
Diamondback DB9R 9mm Rifle
It sounds like Diamondback Firearms will introduce a new 9mm rifle at the SHOT Show. Called the DB9R, the new gun is expected to take AR-15 form and run on Glock-pattern magazines. The information I am receiving so far tells me:
- blowback design
- 16″ barrel with 1:10″ twist
- 9″ KeyMod hand guard
- 33-round ETS magazine
- Safariland SuperStoc
- MSRP: $900-ish
It’s also rumored Diamondback will introduce a pistol version of the rifle with a MSRP of about $30-40 less than the long gun.
I.O. Inc. Valkyrie
Inter Ordnance (aka I. O. Inc.) will show a new .22 LR revolver at the SHOT Show in January. Called the Valkyrie, the I. O. Inc. revolver is a single action handgun with a five shot, swing out cylinder.
According to the company, the new revolver will be only four inches in overall length. This would make it the same length as the North American Arms NAA-22LR revolver that is also a five shot handgun.
I. O. Inc. states the Valkyrie will have polymer grips and buyers will have the option of purchasing one with an integral laser sight. Currently, I. O. Inc. projects the guns will be available in February of 2017. The company set the base price at $259.95.
CZ P-10 C
CZ had a soft launch of the P-10 C pistol. Rumors of a new CZ pistol started to leak out, so it seems the company jumped out in front of the story and acknowledged the new gun. But, a lot of information on the gun is not yet available. What we do know is that this will be a striker-fired, polymer-framed 9mm pistol that should ship in the first quarter of 2017. These will be very similar to the hammer fired P-7 pistols in
Revamp of S&W M&P Line
Smith & Wesson has been dropping hints about a new generation of M&P pistols ever since it jumped into the running for the US military’s new handgun contract. Unfortunately for the company, the military rejected the company’s entry.
It is no secret that Glock won the FBI contract, and it is a poorly kept one that the company began shipping new model guns to at least one police agency in the United States. The company has not released any information about these new guns, and won’t until it determines it is ready to. I would not be surprised to see these on display at the show in January. Everyone seems to like Glock rumors, and Calibers do our best to keep you in the loop.
Thank you to the National Shooting Sports Foundation for organizing the annual SHOT Show. The NSSF has done a lot of good things for the industry, and this trade show is like none other. Thank you! Calibers is honored that our CEO, Ryan Burt, became a member of the Retail Advisory Council earlier this year.