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New Full Size Pistols for 2020

New Full Size Pistols for 2020

In addition to plenty of new options for concealed carry, red-dot ready handguns and other new handguns, plenty of full-size pistols were released in 2020. Whether you're looking for a competition pistol, prefer a full-size handgun or are looking for a pistol for home defense, lots of new, full-size handguns were released for 2020.


Alchemy Custom Weaponry Classic Carry pistol

Alchemy Custom Weaponry | Classic Carry
Reflecting vintage styling cues combined with modern firearm performance enhanced by state-of-the-art ergonomics, the Classic Carry is a 1911 build available with either traditional bluing or a hard-chrome finish. Additional chamberings include 9 mm and .38 Super.

Ring hammer
Tritium front sight
Frontstrap and MSH Custom bordered checkering
Hand beveled edges

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.75 inches
Weight: 36 ounces
MSRP: $2,795
(724) 676-1911 alchemy1911.com


Alchemy Custom Weaponry | Prime Charcoal Blue
Alchemy Custom Weaponry | Prime Charcoal Blue
The newest member of the Prime 1911 family, the Charcoal Blue adds a heritage-level finish, Nitre blue small parts and American Holly grips. It is also available in 9 mm and .38 Super.

High grip ergonomics
Flush cut and crowned barrel
Hand polished flats and rounds
Charcoal blued finish

Caliber:
.45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 36.5 ounces
MSRP: $4,795
(724) 676-1911 alchemy1911.com

Alchemy Custom Weaponry | Prime Color Case Hardened
Alchemy Custom Weaponry | Prime Color Case Hardened
Another collector-grade custom 1911, the Prime Color Case Hardened features Doug Turnbull’s Color Case Hardened Classic finish of the lower as well as satin polished flats and ball radius cuts and a gold-dot front sight. Caliber options also include 9 mm and .38 Super.

Smooth ebony grip
Ball radius slide cuts
Color case hardened frame
Nitre blue pins and screws

Caliber:.45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 36.5 ounces
MSRP: $4,795
(724) 676-1911 alchemy1911.com

American Classic Arms Bobcut pistol

American Classic Arms | Bobcut
A Commander-size 1911 intended for concealed carry, the Bobcut has an abbreviated heel to reduce the likelihood of printing under clothing.

Hammer-forged steel slide
Choice of blue or hard-chrome finish
Custom hardwood grips
Fully adjustable Novak-style sights

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.88 inches
Weight: 35 ounces
MSRP: $549
(732) 493-0333 eagleimportsinc.com


Cabot Guns Nero pistol

Cabot Guns | Nero
With features including 13-degree front and rear cocking serrations, a high undercut trigger guard, integrated frame rail and Black Diamond checkering, the Nero is one fancy firearm. Two barrel lengths are available, as well as a 9 mm option.

Flat, serrated trigger
Billet thumb safety and beavertail grip safety
Extended mag well
Fiber-optic front and ACW Ledge rear sight

Caliber:
.45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.75 inches
Weight: 36.5 ounces
MSRP: $4,500
(724) 524-1002 cabotguns.com


Cabot Guns | Rebellion
Cabot Guns | Rebellion
Designed to increase reliability and speed up the slide cycle, the Cabot Rebellion is a significant leap forward in the design and function of the 1911. It contains three innovative mechanical changes to the 1911 platform: a re-imagined internal extractor, a new rail design with a lower friction coefficient and a novel lugless bull barrel.

Front, top and rear slide serrations
Lowered and flared ejection port
Black Diamond checkering
Speed rails system

Caliber:
9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.75 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP:  $3,995
(724) 524-1002 cabotguns.com

CZ  45th Anniversary Limited Edition
CZ | 45th Anniversary Limited Edition
The flagship model of CZ’s line, the company is celebrating the Model 75’s 45th anniversary this year with a special, limited edition (1,000 units).

Engraved slide and grips
Glossy, silver controls
All-steel construction
Slide-in-frame design
Three-dot sights

Caliber:
9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.6 inches
Overall Length: 8.1 inches
Weight: 35 ounces
MSRP: $1,720
(800) 955-4486 cz-usa.com

Dan Wesson DWX Compact pistol

Dan Wesson | DWX Compact
Combining the single-action operation of a 1911 with the ergonomics and capacity of a
CZ 75 frame, the new Dan Wesson is a compact, capacious and comfortable carry gun that’s also relatively light weight.

CZ-style takedown via the slide stop
Bushingless, match-grade barrel
Double-stack magazines
Easily customizable sights

Caliber:
9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds 
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.47 inches
Weight: 27.5 ounces
MSRP: $1,799
(607) 336-1174 danwessonfirearms.com


EAA Regard MC Sport Gen 4 pistol

EAA | Regard MC Sport Gen 4
While it may resemble another certain Italian SA/DA pistol originally created for military use, the latest iteration of the Regard MC was designed with competitive shooting in mind.  

Accessory rail
Slide-mounted ambidextrous decocking lever/safety
Adjustable rear sight
Front and rear cocking serrations

Caliber:
9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 18 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.9 inches
Overall Length: 8.6 inches
Weight: 34.4 ounces
MSRP: $562
(321) 639-4842 eaacorp.com


Glock G44

Glock | G44
Glock’s first foray into the rimfire market is ingeniously sized like the company’s most popular centerfire pistol, the 9 mm G19. G19 owners can now purchase the G44 as a low-cost trainer that fits the gear they already own. Newbies who purchase a G44 to learn to shoot can naturally upgrade to the G19 when it’s time to move up in power.

Safe Action trigger
Hybrid steel-polymer slide
Front and rear cocking serrations
Interchangeable backstraps

Caliber:
.22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.02 inches
Overall Length: 7.28 inches
Weight: 14.64 ounces
MSRP: $430
(770) 432-1202 us.glock.com


Iver Johnson Eagle XL CC

Iver Johnson | Eagle XL CC
The all-steel Eagle XL CC offers enhanced sight radius and velocity, but limited muzzle rise, thanks to its 6-inch ported barrel. Its striking case-coloring makes it distinct and attractive. It’s also available in .45 ACP.

Ported, extra-long barrel
Case-colored frame
Dymondwood grips
Fully adjustable rear sights

Caliber:
10 mm
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 6 inches
Overall Length: 9.75 inches
Weight: 44 ounces
MSRP: $1,700
(321) 636-3377 iverjohnsonarms.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


Kimber Rapide (Black Ice) pistol

Kimber | Rapide (Black Ice)
Truly unique, this 1911 with striking two-tone Kimpro finish and DLC coated barrel offers a variety of features and comes in two other chamberings including 9 mm and 10 mm.

Stepped cocking serrations
Slide lightening cuts
TruGlo TFX Pro Day/Night sights
High undercut trigger guard

Caliber:
.45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.7 inches
Weight: 38 ounces
MSRP: $1,490
(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com


Les Baer 1911 Gunsite Pistol pistol

Les Baer | 1911 Gunsite Pistol
Honoring the superior firearm training at Gunsite Academy, this 1911 is designed and built with real-world defensive features for personal protection and is designed for daily carry.

30 lpi checkered frontstrap
National Match barrel
Gunsite raven logo on single diamond deluxe wooden grips and rear of slide
Front and rear cocking serrations

Caliber:
.45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 37 ounces
MSRP: $2,323
(563) 289-2126 lesbaer.com


Nighthawk Custom Agent2 Commander pistol

Nighthawk Custom | Agent2 Commander
Nighthawk Custom has teamed up with Agency Arms, adding the latter’s precision-machined, highly detailed slide to the former’s vaunted frame and internals, creating a distinctive, Commander-size 1911 for concealed carry. It’s also available in 9 mm.

Match bushing barrel
Faceted slide with side windows
Railscales G10 grips
Nighthawk/Agency custom trigger

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.84 inches
Weight: 36 ounces
MSRP: $4,499
(870) 423-4867 nighthawkcustom.com


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


SAR USA | SAR-9X Platinum

SAR USA | SAR-9X Platinum
At the top of the line for SAR9 pistols is the Platinum. It features a Cerakote finish and weight-reducing slide serrations/cuts. The striker-fired, semi-automatic also includes the ergonomic grip frame, good trigger and other niceties for which the SAR9 is known.

Cerakote finish
Accessory rail
Lightening slide cuts
Ergonomic grip frame

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 19 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.4 inches
Overall Length: 7.6 inches
Weight: 27.5 ounces
MSRP: $555
(833) 727-4867 sarusa.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


Smith & Wesson  M&P9 Shield EZ

Smith & Wesson | M&P9 Shield EZ
Another pistol building on the wild success of an award-winning sibling is the M&P9 Shield EZ, which brings a more powerful chambering to the EZ platform that won accolades last year. S&W read the market right on the need for easier to use pistols.

Grip safety
Disassembles without pulling trigger
Armornite finish
Accessory rail

Caliber:
9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.675 inches 
Overall Length: 6.8 inches
Weight: 23.2 ounces
MSRP: $479
(800) 331-0852 smith-wesson.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


Springfield Armory Ronin Operator pistol

Springfield Armory | Ronin Operator
Featuring a forged-steel slide and frame as well as a hammer-forged barrel, this 1911 pistol sports a two-tone finish as well as a salt-bluing treatment. A 9 mm option is also available.

Grip safety 
Fiber-optic front sight
Crossed cannon laminate grips
Gen 2 skeletonized speed trigger

Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.6 inches
Weight: 40 ounces
MSRP: $849
(800) 680-6866 springfieldarmory.com


Springfield Armory  XD-M Elite 3.8

Springfield Armory | XD-M Elite 3.8
With a hammer-forged barrel at a mere 3.8 inches and a matching compact slide, the little 9 mm combines amazing capacity with compact dimensions perfectly suitable for concealed carry.

U-Dot tactical rack rear sight and fiber-optic front
Loaded-chamber indicator
Interchangeable backstraps
Removable mag well

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.8 inches
Overall Length: 7.2 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP: $559
(800) 680-6866 springfieldarmory.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


STD Manufacturing Nickel Plated 1911 pistol

STD Manufacturing | Nickel Plated 1911
Not every pistol has to be utilitarian polymer. Standard Manufacturing took a page out of the Wayback machine and is offering a nickel-plated 1911 for fans of the 1911, zoot suits and Model A Fords. I mean, we are in the roaring ‘20s again, right?

Lowered and flared ejection port
Extended magazine release
Match-grade trigger
4140 Carbon steel frame

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches 
Overall Length: 8.6 inches
Weight: 30 ounces
MSRP: $1,499
(860) 225-6581 stdgun.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


Wilson Combat ACP Compact pistol

Wilson Combat  ACP Compact
Offering all of the precision, craftsmanship and quality consumers expect from the Wilson Combat brand in a lower price point, the ACP Compact offers features such as Eagle Claw grip and slide treatment along with other select customer-selected options.

G10 Eagle Claw grips with black medallions
Contoured magazine well
Battlesight with red fiber optic front sight
Eagle Claw frontstrap/mainspring housing treatment

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.6 inches
Weight: 36.9 ounces
MSRP: $2,595
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.com


Wilson Combat Experior Commander Double Stack pistol

Wilson Combat  Experior Commander Double Stack
Available in full-, commander-length or compact sizes, the Wilson Combat Experior is for those who desire a more capacious 1911 to meet their concealed-carry needs. Chamberings include 9 mm and .45 ACP.

Enhanced-capacity, compact-size aluminum frame
Reversed-crowned muzzle
Countersunk slide stop
Fluted barrel hood

Caliber:
9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.85 inches
Weight: 30.2 ounces
MSRP: $3,045
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.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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