New Red Dot Handguns for 2022

The red dot optic continues to revolutionize the handgun market.

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posted on April 28, 2022
New Red Dot Handguns for 2022

Red dot optics were once exclusively found on the "race guns" that were used in the various practical shooting sports. The advantages of fast sight acquisition and ease of use for long-range shots that a red dot provides soon became apparent to the wider shooting community, and now red dots are a common accessory for all kinds of handguns, from small concealable pistols to larger service guns. For 2022, there are red dot-compatible guns available from Beretta, Springfield Armory and a host of others.


Beretta | 92X RDO CompactBeretta | 92X RDO Compact
Building on the 92X improvements, the RDO variant allows a red-dot optic to be attached to Beretta’s iconic model 92. The Compact model is well suited for concealed carry and offers excellent capacity.

▶ Vertec frame
▶ Short-reset trigger
▶ 92X-style thin grips
▶ Dovetail sights

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.8 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP: $729
(301) 283-2191 beretta.com


Beretta | APX A1 CarryBeretta | APX A1 Carry
The smallest member of Beretta’s polymer-frame APX family, the A1 Carry, now comes with an RMS-footprint optics cut should a red-dot sight be desired on this subcompact single-stack pistol.

▶ Optics-ready slide
▶ Extended 8-round magazine available
▶ Removable fire-control group
▶ Oversize trigger guard

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.9 inches
Overall Length: 5.8 inches
Weight: 20 ounces
MSRP: $449
(301) 283-2191 beretta.com


EAA | MC 1911 Ultimate Pistol With Far-Dot OpticsEAA | MC 1911 Ultimate Pistol With Far-Dot Optics
Available in .45 ACP and 9 mm, the MC 1911 Ultimate Pistol offers custom shop features at a wallet-friendly price. Far-Dot Optics provides fast target acquisition, while a window in its G10 grips confirms readiness at a glance.

▶ Beavertail grip safety
▶ Ambidextrous thumb safety
▶ Skeletonized trigger
▶ Lowered and flared ejection port

Specifications
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.4 inches
Overall Length: 7 inches
Weight: 26 ounces
MSRP: $833
(321) 639-4842 eaacorp.com


FK Brno | PSD-CFK Brno | PSD-C
Last year’s Handgun of the Year is now available in a model designed for concealed carry. The incredible performance of the 7.5 FK round combined with the more compact dimensions of the PSD-C make carrying a concealed pistol capable of solid accuracy at 100 yards a reality.

▶ Optics-ready, narrower slide
▶ Recoil-attenuation system
▶ Richly textured grip stippling
▶ Optional barrel in 10 mm/.40 S&W available

Specifications
Caliber: 7.5 FK
Magazine Capacity: 14 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 8.1 inches
Weight: 33.8 ounces
MSRP: $1,750
(352) 745-7002 fkbrnous.com


FK Brno | PSD-SLFK Brno | PSD-SL
The full-size PSD is now available in a slimmer, lighter version. A narrower slide makes it easier to carry and handle, while the sights have been updated to blend precision at distance and ease of acquisition at short ranges.

▶ Loaded-chamber indicator
▶ Optics ready slide
▶ Multi-caliber capability
▶ Accessory rail

Specifications
Caliber: 7.5 FK
Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds
Barrel Length: 5.34 inches
Overall Length: 9.15 inches
Weight: 37.4 ounces
MSRP: $1,750
(352) 745-7002 fkbrnous.com


IWI US | Masada TacticalIWI US | Masada Tactical
Enhanced for use with suppressors, the latest version of the Masada pistol retains the original’s low bore axis, interchangeable wrap-around backstraps and enlarged trigger guard.

▶ Threaded barrel
▶ Suppressor-height sights
▶ Railed dustcover
▶ Optics-ready slide

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.6 inches
Overall Length: 7.9 inches
Weight: 23 ounces
MSRP: $480
(717) 695-2081 iwi.us


Kimber | Micro9 Black OIKimber | Micro9 Black OI
Kimber’s popular Micro9 line of single-stack, subcompact, 1911-style handguns now has an optics-included variant. Included in the Micro9 Black OI is a Swampfox Sentinel red-dot sight with a 3-MOA dot.

▶ Red-dot sight included in price
▶ Black rubber grips
▶ KimPro II black finish
▶ Extended magazine floorplate

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.15 inches
Overall Length: 6.1 inches
Weight: 18.4 ounces
MSRP: $905
(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com


Mossberg | MC2scMossberg | MC2sc
Mossberg adds an optics-capable pistol to its growing MC line of handguns with the MC2sc. This also adds a micro-9 mm double-stack pistol to the line-up, with 11+1 rounds in a pistol the same size as the MC1sc.

▶ White-dot front and rear sights
▶ Crossbolt safety model available
▶ Optics ready for RMS footprint
▶ Glass-reinforced polymer frame

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 11 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.4 inches
Overall Length: 6.25 inches
Weight: 19.5 ounces
MSRP: $556
(203) 230-5300 mossberg.com


SCCY | DVG-1RDRSCCY | DVG-1RDR
The DVG-1RDR radically expands the versatility of the DVG line. The G43-compatible rear sight cut opens up numerous possibilities in iron sights, while the Shield-footprint slide cut does the same for the choice micro red-dot sights. Ten frame colors and two slide finishes are available.

▶ Lightweight, polymer frame
▶ Flat trigger
▶ G43-compatible sight cut
▶ Front and rear cocking serrations

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.1 inches
Overall Length: 6.01 inches
Weight: 15.5 ounces
MSRP: $399 
(386) 322-6336 sccy.com


SIG Sauer | P365 Spectre CompSIG Sauer | P365 Spectre Comp
Bringing a compensated version to SIG’s popular P365 line, this XL-based version offers a custom slide, night sights and enhanced grip texture in addition to the standard X-series trigger and optics cut.

▶ Custom Works slide
▶ XRAY3 Day/night sights
▶ Laser-engraved grip texture
▶ Nitron slide finish

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 12 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.6 inches
Overall Length: 6.6 inches
Weight: 20.7 ounces
MSRP: $1,199
(603) 610-3000 sigsauer.com


Springfield Armory | Hellcat ProSpringfield Armory | Hellcat Pro
Springfield Armory’s Hellcat experiences some growth—literally—with the new Hellcat Pro, bringing a longer slide and barrel and more capacious flush-fit magazine to the popular handgun.

▶ Dual captive recoil springs
▶ Tactical-rack rear sight
▶ Accessory rail
▶ Optics ready

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.7 inches
Overall Length: 6.6 inches
Weight: 21 ounces
MSRP: $634
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com


Springfield Armory | XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3 .45 ACPSpringfield Armory | XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3 .45 ACP
Springfield Armory extends the OSP—Optic Sight Pistol—line of XD-S handguns to include the .45 ACP version. With an optic cut for the RMS footprint, even the big-bore XD-S can wear a red-dot sight.

▶ Extended magazine holds six rounds
▶ Full-length guide rod
▶ Melonite finish
▶ Enhanced grip texture

Specifications
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.3 inches
Overall Length: 6.3 inches
Weight: 23 ounces
MSRP: $465
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com


Stoeger | STR-9C Compact Optic-ReadyStoeger | STR-9C Compact Optic-Ready
Stoeger is expanding the STR line at a rapid pace, with multiple new models for 2022, including the Compact Optic-Ready. This variant features a slide with an optics cut for those looking to mount an MRDS to their concealed-carry pistol.

▶ Three-dot sights
▶ Ships with four optic-mounting plates
▶ Nitride-finished slide
▶ Optic not included

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 13 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.8 inches
Overall Length: 6.9 inches
Weight: 24 ounces
MSRP: $399
(800) 264-4962 stoegerindustries.com


Walther | PDP Color FramesWalther | PDP Color Frames
Walther’s flagship defensive pistol, the PDP, is now offered in color options. The three frame-color options are green, gray and tan, and the full-size, compact and 5-inch models are available in the different hues.

▶ Front and rear cocking serrations
▶ Size-adjusting backstrap inserts
▶ Accessory rail
▶ Leverage-enhancing frame design

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 18 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
Overall Length: 8 inches
Weight: 25.4 ounces
MSRP: $709 (All Models)
(479) 242-8500 EXT 07 waltherarms.com


ZEV Technologies | O.Z-9 Combat
Designed with flawless reliability in mind, the latest version of the O.Z-9 platform features less “bling,” but the same outstanding accuracy and shootability as the original version of this modular system. It accepts all O.Z-9 accessories and Glock magazines.

▶ ZEV Citadel slide
▶ ZEV Pro Barrel
▶ ZEV Pro curved-face trigger
▶ Magpul PMag-17 GL9 magazine

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.49 inches
Overall Length: 8.03 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP: $1,499
(805) 486-5800 zevtechnologies.com


ZEV Technologies | O.Z-9C Hyper-Comp XZEV Technologies | O.Z-9C Hyper-Comp X
Reaping the benefits of a compensator without adding any extra length or mass to ZEV’s popular compact platform, the Hyper-comp features four, tapered vertical ports integrated into the top of the barrel that vent gases upward to reduce muzzle rise.

▶ ZEV compact Hyper-comp slide
▶ Match-grade, ported, bronze-finish barrel
▶ ZEV Pro mag well
▶ ZEV Pro flat-face trigger

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.01 inches
Overall Length: 7.3 inches
Weight: 26.25 ounces
MSRP: $1,899
(805) 486-5800 zevtechnologies.com

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