2012 SHOT Show Update - New Products Released
of Interest to Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Holders
We just returned from a great time at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. As always, it is overwhelming to see all of new & exciting products on display. I was particularly looking for any new handguns that would be of interest to holders of the Utah Concealed Weapons Permit. This year seemed to be somewhat of a continuation of the push to release new micro-sized 9mm's. Here's a quick rundown on some of what we found:
New Releases - Concealed Carry Handguns:
- Kimber Micro CDP - 1911 - .380 ACP with CTI laser grips-ships Fall 2012.
- Sig Sauer P938 - 9mm Sub-compact.
- Beretta Px4 Storm Type-F - 9mm Sub-compact.
- Springfield XD-S - .45 ACP Single-stack.
- North American Arms ported - .22 mag mini.
Still-Popular with CCW Permitees:
- Kahr PM9 - Author's personal favorite 9mm CCW, avail. with Crimson Trace Laserguard sight.
- Kahr CM9 - Affordable, great quality 9mm.
- Kimber Solo - 9mm with ambi controls.
- Sig Sauer P290 - Sub-compact 9mm.
- Sig Sauer P238 - 380 lots of new variations.
- S&W Bodyguard 380 - .380 with integrated laser.
- S&W Bodyguard 38 - .38 Special with integ. laser.
- Ruger LCP - Affordable & wildly popular .380.
- Ruger LC9 - 9mm avail. with LaserMax.
Some of the Local Vendors at SHOT:
- North American Arms – Provo – Mini handguns.
- LAR Grizzly Firearms – West Jordan – AR15 uppers & components.
- Cobra Firearms – Salt Lake - Cool derringers and other pistols.
- Silencerco – West Valley - Suppressors.
- Desert Tactical Arms – Salt Lake – Sniper systems.
By Mike Munnerlyn, a Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor (1/26/2012)
I am currently retired from teaching. My son-in-law Rob Wilkinson, who used to teach with me, is now teaching on his own. Please call him at 801-671-6773.
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