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New Red Dot Pistols for 2020

New Red Dot Pistols for 2020

Mini-red-dot sights on handguns continue to grow in popularity, with an ever increasing number of manufacturers adding new models capable of accepting red-dot sights or offering complete systems with a red-dot sight included. If you've been thinking about picking up a handgun that can take a red-dot sight, or perhaps adding a complete red-dot system to your everyday carry regimen, the number of quality options continues to grow. Here are just some of the new models released for 2020.


Browning  Buck Mark Lite Competition  Suppressor Ready Red Dot

Browning | Buck Mark Lite Competition Suppressor Ready Red Dot
Ready out of the box for competition or the most fun you can have while plinking, the latest Buck Mark comes with a Vortex Venom MRDS that co-witnesses with the pistol’s iron sights.

Removable muzzle brake
Adjustable Pro-Target rear sight
UFX overmolded grips
Gold-plated trigger

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 5.9 inches
Overall Length: 9.5 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP: $979.99
(800) 333-3288 browning.com


FN America  FN 509 Compact MRD

FN America | FN 509 Compact MRD
A shortened grip frame makes this version of the 509 easier to conceal, while the mounting system mates with 10 popular MRDS models. Read all about it in our review on page 102.

Low-profile optics mounting system
Co-witnessing iron sights
Ambidextrous controls
Interchangeable backstraps

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.7 inches
Overall Length: 6.8 inches
Weight: 25.5 ounces
MSRP: $799
(703) 288-3500 fnamerica.com


IWI US  Masada

IWI US | Masada
Ergonomic, adaptable and affordable, the Masada is an excellent all-around handgun that’s loaded with features once limited to pistols twice its price. Our review in the April 2020 issue gave it high marks across the board.

Interchangeable wraparound backstraps
Ships with four different optic-mounting plates
Low bore axis
Ambidextrous controls

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.1 inches
Overall Length: 7.5 inches
Weight: 23.5 ounces
MSRP: $480
(717) 695-2081 iwi.us


Palmetto State Armory  PS9 Dagger

Palmetto State Armory | PS9 Dagger
It’s no secret that the PS9 Dagger is designed to look like, well, a certain Austrian model. With similar capacity, size and weight to another popular concealed-carry pistol, the PS9 differs primarily in the significantly lower price.

Metal sights
Red-dot-cut version available
Threaded barrel available
Accessory rail

Caliber: 9 mm  
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.9 inches 
Overall Length: 7.15 inches
Weight: 22.4 ounces
MSRP: $299
(803) 724-6950 palmettostatearmory.com


Ruger  57

Ruger | 57
From its short trigger reach to its reversible magazine release and generous slide stop, the new Ruger-57 has a lot going for it, but perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of it is its high-performance, low-recoiling and fun 5.7x28 mm chambering and equally impressive 20-round capacity.

Picatinny-style accessory rail
1911-style ambidextrous thumb safety 
Adjustable rear sight
Non-slip textured frame

Caliber: 5.7x28 mm
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.94 inches
Overall Length: 8.65 inches
Weight: 24.5 ounces
MSRP: $799
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


SCCY  DVG-1 RD

SCCY | DVG-1 RD
With the DVG-1 RD, SCCY brings its customary value to the cutting edge of carry guns. The new semi-automatic is a polymer-frame, striker-fired subcompact that comes with a Crimson Trace red-dot sight already installed. It gives cost-conscious consumers an affordable, yet ultra-modern carry pistol design.

Crimson Trace CTS-1500 red dot
Flat trigger
Quadlock barrel-locking system
Enhanced grip texture

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.1 inches
Overall Length: 6.01 inches
Weight: 15.5 ounces
MSRP: $389
(386) 322-6336 sccy.com


SIG Sauer  P320X Full RXP

SIG Sauer | P320X Full RXP
SIG Sauer’s P320 introduced the company’s first striker-fired in a modular grip frame. Now, the company improves upon its success by offering a model with a factory-installed SIG Romeo1Pro MRDS, so it’s ready to go right out of the box.

XRay3 night sights
Ambidextrous, extended slide-catch lever 
Front and rear cocking serrations
Accessory rail

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.7 inches
Overall Length: 8 inches
Weight: 30 ounces
MSRP: $999.99
(603) 610-3000 sigsauer.com


SIG Sauer  P365 XL RomeoZero

SIG Sauer | P365 XL RomeoZero
A balance of subcompact concealability with full-size handling and shootability, the new SIG Sauer P365 XL RomeoZero features a more generous sight radius, enhanced handling characteristics and a MRDS-compatible slide.

XRay3 night sights
SIG Romeo Zero MRDS
Front and rear cocking serrations
Extended beavertail

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 12 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.7 inches
Overall Length: 6.6 inches
Weight: 20.7 ounces
MSRP: $749.99
(603) 610-3000 sigsauer.com


Smith & Wesson  Performance Center M&P9 M2.0 C.O.R.E.

Smith & Wesson  Performance Center M&P9 M2.0 C.O.R.E.
Finally! The M2.0 improvements Smith & Wesson brought to the M&P pistol in 2017 have made their way to the Performance Center line and optics-ready variant. The gun that gamers and red-dot fans alike have clamored for is finally available.

Four backstraps
P.C. cleaning kit included
Trigger stop
Seven optics-mounting plates

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches 
Overall Length: 7.5 inches
Weight: 29 ounces
MSRP: $721
(800) 331-0852 smith-wesson.com 


Stoeger  STR-9 Optics Ready

Stoeger | STR-9 Optics Ready
Giving credence to the incredible popularity of pistol-mounted red-dot sights, Stoeger released an optics-ready version of the affordable STR-9 for 2020. Coming in at less than $400 and offering more than just standard equipment, the STR-9 with mounting plates is a smart choice.

Four optics-mounting plates 
Three backstraps 
Fiber-optic front sight
Magazine loader included

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.17 inches 
Overall Length: 7.44 inches
Weight: 24 ounces
MSRP: $399
(301) 283-6981 stoegerindustries.com


The Gun Company | TGC-GLK-LVL-1 Combat Duty Black
The Gun Company | TGC-GLK-LVL-1 Combat Duty Black
Offered as a full build package, the Glock 19 LVL-1 comes with signature serrations with lightened barrel peep windows for extra weight reduction, slide manipulation and traction. Additionally, an included cover plate works for both the Trijicon RMR Type 2 or the Holosun 507c Reflex sight.

Anodized battle trigger
Front and rear night sights
Extended Gen 3 mag release
Safety with OEM trigger bar

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.6 inches
Overall Length: 7.58 inches
Weight: 20.99 ounces
MSRP: $2,250
(408) 945-0911 thegunco.com


Zev Technologies  O.Z9C Compact

Zev Technologies | O.Z9C Compact
This compact version of the modular O.Z9 is built around a steel receiver, which is the serialized part. The new compact is ideal for concealed carry, and multiple variations are available—or you can select Zev parts and build one yourself.

Bronze match barrel
Slimmed PRO magazine well
Fiber-optic front sight
PRO Flat Face Trigger

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.3 inches
Weight: 26 ounces
MSRP: $1,679
(805) 486-5800 zevtechnologies.com


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