The last few years have seen a record number of firearm purchases by the American public, and the election of Donald Trump as president seems to prove that gun owners rose above and beyond in 2016 to protect their freedoms. The year 2017 brought out a number of new guns, and the new handguns for 2017 are packed with the latest advancements the firearm industry has to offer.
All the new handguns on the market for 2017 have a wide range of features. Some companies introduced new finishes and textures, while other companies rolled out entirely new platforms meant to revolutionize the marketplace. Check out the incredible new handguns we found for this year below.
Arex Rex Zero 1 Compact Arex has responded to consumer demand for a more-concealable version of its Rex Zero 1S. The new handgun boasts ambidextrous controls and is able to handle +P loads. The company claims a service life of 30,000 rounds for this Slovenian-made, DA/SA handgun.
Beretta APX Beretta’s first full-size, polymer-frame, striker-fired handgun was released earlier this year as a law enforcement/military/concealed carry offering. Originally conceived as a duty pistol for law enforcement and military personnel, the APX brings countless hours of ergonomic study and design to the market.
Bond Arms PT2A The Bond Arms PT2A’s custom-engraved, 4.24-inch-long barrel provides for more manageable recoil than shorter-barreled offerings while showing off your support for the Second Amendment. Perfect for deep concealment, it is also available in .357 Mag./.38 Spl.
Browning Buck Mark Field Target Suppressor Ready The legendary Buck Mark gets brought into the 21st century with a host of modern enhancements that make it an ideal handgun for new gun enthusiasts, plinkers and target shooters alike. Add a can, and this semi-automatic .22 is sure to be excessively fun.
Canik TP9SFT Building on the popularity of the Turkish-made TP9, this latest version (imported exclusively by Century International Arms) is as suppressor-ready as a pistol can be. It comes from the factory with a polymer holster, interchangeable backstraps and a cleaning brush.
CZ P-10 C The much-anticipated polymer-frame, striker-fired compact pistol from CZ preserves the company’s lauded grip angle while incorporating replaceable backstrap inserts. Its trigger has a 4- to 4.5-pound pull weight with minimal creep and stacking.
CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom Restored to CZ’s lineup by popular demand, the Phantom is a polymer-frame version of the SP-01 Tactical. It features interchangeable backstraps and accepts standard CZ 75 magazines. The phantom is presently the official sidearm of the Czech army.
European American Armory Tanfoglio Witness Elite Limited Custom Chock-full of features that typically equate to added expense, Tanfoglio’s Witness Elite handguns have won most major competition-pistol matches all over the world. No matter which of the five chamberings you select, it’s up for the task—right out of the box.
European American Armory Tanfoglio Witness P Match Given its generous capacity, and integral accessory rail, the European American Armory Tanfoglio Witness P Match is up to virtually any task, be it home defense, competition or range companion. It’s also offered in .45 ACP, .40 S&W and .38 Super.
FN America FN 509 FN adds to its vaunted handgun lineup with what is probably its best offering to date. The striker-fired 509 melds FN’s military-grade materials and engineering with features consumers demand in a defensive pistol.
Heckler & Koch VP9 SK The VP9 SK is the subcompact version of the striker-fired VP9. The German-made pistol has interchangeable backstraps and grip panels, accepts extended 13- and 15-round finger-groove magazines and is available in black or NATO green.
Heizer Defense PKO-9 Featuring all-steel construction, yet coming in at a reasonable weight, the Heizer Defense PKO-9 offers a slim, pocketable handgun with a host of options to aid in shooting a small, light handgun. In addition to a standard safety, there’s a grip safety under the high-cut trigger guard.
Honor Defense Honor Guard Compact Constructed on a modular, stainless steel chassis, the Honor Guard Compact upsizes the company’s already successful Sub-Compact. Like it’s smaller sibling, the Compact is assembled in the U.S. by veterans.
Hudson Manufacturing H9 Some might disagree, but the new Hudson H9 promises the best of both worlds. It has an all-steel frame and a 1911-style straight-pull trigger, but is chambered in 9 mm and uses a striker-fired mechanism. This novel handgun debuted at SHOT Show in January and features top-shelf components.
Kahr CM9 Tungsten with Grip Glove Equipped with Pachmayr’s Tactical Grip Glove, Kahr’s subcompact CM9 Tungsten is nonetheless easy to hold and shoot. Moreover, it looks good, with a Tungsten-color Cerakote finish applied to the stainless steel slide.
Kahr CM45 Tungsten with Grip Glove A little handful with big power, the CM45 Tungsten handgun incorporates Pachmayr’s Tactical Grip Glove to tame felt recoil. Polymer and Cerakote-coated stainless steel ensure corrosion resistance.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle L5 .44 Mag. Magnum Research is now offering its lightweight, compact L5-frame Desert Eagle in .44 Mag. A 5-inch barrel and anodized aluminum frame make it relatively svelte (and New York State-legal), while an integral muzzle brake tames felt recoil.
Remington RP9 Remington’s first striker-fired, polymer-frame handgun, which is also available in .45 ACP, represents a major change in direction for the company most known for 1911-style pistols. The RP9 offers an easy loading 18-round magazine, ambidextrous controls and numerous ergonomic touches meant to maximize the shooting experience.
Ruger American Pistol Compact Lightweight-polymer construction, interchangeable backstraps and a new truncated size is sure to make the latest addition to Ruger’s American Pistol line a favorite among concealed-carry practitioners. It is also available in 9 mm.
SIG Sauer P220 Legion DA/SA SIG Sauer’s mainstay P220 gets the Legion treatment, with custom night sights, wraparound G10 grip and Legion medallion, three magazines and SIG’s proprietary P-SIAT trigger. The P220 joins the P226 and P229 in the Legion handgun family.
SIG Sauer P320 X Carry SIG’s striker-fired P320, chosen as the winner of the U.S. Army’s MHS program, has a number of variants available in 2017. One interesting variant is the X Carry, which offers a number of purpose-driven upgrades and ergonomic features aimed at making the P320 a solid concealed-carry option.
SIG Sauer P210 Target Some devices are icons in their own right: the Lamborghini sports car, the Rolex watch and now, the SIG Sauer P210. With a single-action trigger that very nearly defines the genre, ergonomic controls and a price tag that’s eminently reasonable for a top-tier pistol, SIG’s U.S.-made P210 hits the target.
Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Smith & Wesson’s second generation of M&P semi-automatic pistols offer a number of upgrades bringing greater ease of handling and shootability to the excellent M&P platform. Handguns are also available in .40 S&W and .45 ACP.
Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 5” Tactical Model A full-size pistol in .45 ACP with a 5-inch barrel? We’re talking about a 1911, right? Springfield Armory now offers the XD Mod.2 in a full-size, big-bore configuration for those that favor the .45 ACP. All the Mod.2 enhancements first introduced on the subcompact are available on the 5-inch Tactical model.
Taurus Spectrum For the first time in its history, Taurus USA is offering an innovative handgun that was engineered and manufactured in the United States. Equipped with soft-touch panels that seamlessly integrate into the grip and slide and provide enhanced comfort, responsiveness and control. Pick from an enormous array of color combinations to create your own distinctive carry pistol.
Walther Creed This easy-to-own Walther is a polymer-frame, hammer-fired DAO pistol that holds 16 rounds and is extremely reliable. Borrowing excellent ergonomics from Walther’s other pistols, the Creed is comfortable despite its capacity.