SHOT Show 2020 was once again held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Manufacturers rolled out new designs in the hope of luring attendees into booths to show off their latest and greatest. Guns.com was on hand to take in the sights, avoid the smells and fight through the crowds to get you the best coverage possible. We’ve compiled a list of the top seven guns at SHOT Show 2020 that made us want to dig out our wallets and slap some green down.
Ruger’s new 57, a pistol that looks to take the 5.7x28mm cartridge from a specialty caliber to standard use, was debuted to the masses at SHOT Show. With regards to specs, the new 20+1 pistol has a 5-inch barrel with a length of 8.65-inches and a weight of 24.5-ounces. It’s worth noting that the Ruger 57 takes cues from FN’s Five-seveN pistol, which was created in the mid-1990s.
Different features include a Picatinny-style rail for lights and lasers and a Secure Action fire control that Ruger says offers a “short, fresh trigger draw and positive reset.” Where the Ruger 57 deviates from the FN Five-seveN is cost — Ruger’s handgun comes in around $799 whereas FN’s 5.7 model features a lofty price of $1,435.
Laugo Arms Alien
A peculiar and fascinating European gun configuration has hit the U.S. market and will soon be on gun store shelves across the country. Pennsylvania-based Lancer Systems, most popular in the firearm network for magazine contributions, collaborated with Czech gunmaker Laugo Arms to offer the latter’s Alien gun in the states.
Designed by Jan Lucansky, who recently gave the world the CZ Skorpion EVO3, the Alien initially appeared a year ago at the IWA Outdoor Classics public expo in Nuremberg, Germany. No word yet on exactly when the Alien will launch to consumers.
The reintroduced Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver was the topic of many conversations at SHOT Show.
Long whispered about on Colt forums and formally announced earlier this month, the rebooted Python is new for 2020 after a 15-year hiatus. Available in stainless 4.25-inch and 6-inch variants, the new guns are reportedly stronger, more durable and made to tighter tolerances than the Python of old.
Kalashnikov USA KR-103
Florida-based Kalashnikov USA brought its new KR-103 rifle in 7.62x39mm to SHOT Show. While the organization has offered various configurations in past years, the transition to an increasingly great Kalash gauge is certainly welcome. The new KR-103 is 100% U.S.- made down to the gag brake, screws and cleaning bar.
“This isn’t only a duplicate of the Russian weapon,” Jonathan Mossberg, K-USA’s leader told Guns.com. He clarified that “start to finish” parts are made to offer customers a classic AK feel. “It’s rarely been done,” he said.
Walther Q4 SF and Q5 Match SF Black Tie
One of the most eye-catching designs came by way of Walther’s new Q4 Steel Frame pistol. Based on the Q5 design, the Q4 sports a 4-inch barrel on an overall 7.4-inch length. Weighing 39.7-ounces, the 9mm chambered pistol shaves off some unneeded bulk so it easily slips into a concealed carry setup.
In addition to the updated Q4, Walther also showed off the Q5 Match SF Black Tie. As the name indicates this is a gun for those with more discerning taste. They took everything you love about the Q5 SF and just made it sexier. No word yet on availability or price on this model.
HK arrived at SHOT Show 2020 with the new HK SP5, the gun MP5 fans have requested for a while. Announced in late 2019, the new 9mm gun has an 8.86-inch barrel with a fluted chamber and a chrome-lined bore. Further, it utilizes a similar roller-delayed blowback system that has been HK’s trademark for ages.
With regards to specs, length comes in at 17.8-inches with a 10.2-inch sight radius, while weight is 5.1-pounds without the mag.
Mossberg 940 JM Pro
The competition-ready autoloading shotgun is the big news coming out of the Mossberg camp this year. With substantial contribution from professional shooters Jerry Miculek and daughter Lena, the 940 JM Pro is built for high-limit, high-volume, quick fire.
The shotgun holds 9+1 rounds, has a three-inch chamber, and ships with Briley stifle tubes. Length of pull is customizable from 13-to 14.25-inches. The 24-inch barrel is topped with a fiber optic front sight. Two models are launching simultaneously — one black synthetic with gold trim detail and the other more muted with Black Multicam. MSRP is the same at $1,015.