New Pistol-Caliber-Pistols for 2020

posted on May 4, 2020

AR-based and other such pistols have never been more popular, and as pistol-caliber carbines have also become more mainstream, it's no wonder the two haven't been put together sooner. Of course, there have been variants around for quite some time, but it seems like 2020 has seen a dramatic increase in this relatively new style of handgun. One thing's for certain: Stylewise, we've sure come a long way from the Bushmaster Arm Pistol.

CMMG  Banshee 300 Mk4 5.7x28mm pistol

CMMG | Banshee 300 Mk4 5.7x28mm
While the Banshee 300 platform is not new, nor is the chambering new for CMMG, the 40-round magazine that fits in a standard AR-15 lower receiver is new indeed. That magazine is the basis for this pistol, but CMMG offers the magazine and the upper receiver for sale (separately), too.

CMMG Micro/CQB Rip Brace
Magpul MOE grip
M-Lok handguard
Threaded barrel

Caliber: 5.7x28 mm
Magazine Capacity: 40 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 19.2 inches
Weight: 68 ounces
MSRP: $1,424.95
(660) 248-2293

CZ | Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Micro Folding Brace
CZ | Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Micro Folding Brace
Responding to customer input on the highly popular Scorpion line, CZ has added a folding brace, replacing the earlier, collapsible one. Adding to the compactness, the handgun now has a minimal flash hider. Ambidextrous controls only enhance this pistol’s appeal.

Four-inch barrel
Non-reciprocating charging handle
Folding brace
Magpul back-up iron sights

Caliber: 9mm Luger
Magazine Capacity: 20
Barrel Length: 4.12 inches
Overall Length: 22.5 inches
Weight: 84.8 ounces
MSRP: $1,227
(800) 955-4486
Diamondback  DBX pistol

Diamondback | DBX
Proving that the 5.7x28 mm round is, indeed, making inroads, Diamondback released the DBX pistol to accommodate it. Taking existing magazines and with the ability to add a stabilizing brace, the DBX makes a compelling case for a PDW.

Available with brace
Compatible with FN Five-SeveN magazines
Standard AR-15 fire control
Threaded barrel

Caliber: 5.7x28 mm
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 8 inches 
Overall Length: 16.1 inches
Weight: 48 ounces
MSRP: $1,299
(321) 305-5995

Heckler & Koch  SP5 pistol

Heckler & Koch | SP5
A genuine Heckler & Koch, semi-automatic variant of the company’s iconic MP5 submachine gun, the SP5 has been flying off the shelves. All the styling, details and quality that made the original so desirable are present in this civilian version.

Navy barrel
Threaded tri-lug adaptor
Roller-delayed blowback operating system
Fluted chamber

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 8.86 inches
Overall Length: 17.8 inches
Weight: 82 ounces
MSRP: $2,799
(706) 568-1906

KRISS USA  Vector 22 SDP-SB pistol

KRISS USA | Vector 22 SDP-SB
The new Vector 22 SDP-SB is a dedicated, semi-automatic, rimfire pistol that incorporates the same aesthetics and ergonomics of the original design. Compact and lightweight, it provides simple manipulation and is easy to transport.

Ambidextrous safety
SB Tactical SBX-K brace
Low-profile flip sights
Direct-blowback operation

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 6.5 inches
Overall Length: 24.3 inches
Weight: 89.6 ounces
MSRP: $649
(714) 333-1988

LWRCI  SMG 45 pistol

Operating via a proprietary short-recoil/delayed-blowback operating system, the SMG 45 brings some oomph to the modern sporting pistol thanks to its .45 ACP chambering. It is loaded with ultra-high-end features and is a joy to shoot.

SB Tactical folding brace
Magpul MBUS Pro sights
Paddle-style magazine release
LWRCI Ultra Combat Grip

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 25 rounds
Barrel Length: 8.5 inches
Overall Length: 26 inches
Weight: 94 ounces
MSRP: $2,995
(410) 901-1348

Rock River Arms  BT-9 pistol

Rock River Arms | BT-9
Expanding its line chambered in 9 mm, the BT-9 AR pistol features a billet aluminum lower receiver with a Glock-compatible mag well, eliminating the need for a magazine-block adapter.

Hogue rubber pistol grip
Smith Vortex flash hider
Extruded aluminum A4 upper receiver
Lightweight freefloat handguard

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
Overall Length: 21 to 23.5 inches
Weight: 80 ounces
MSRP: $1,350
(866) 980-7625


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