SHOT Show 2018: Day Two Floor Finds

posted on January 30, 2018

One list certainly isn’t enough to contain all the interesting new items we have seen at SHOT Show 2018, so we’re going to give a rundown each day of five things that really captured our attention. Here are five more cool things Shooting Illustrated found at SHOT Show on Day Two. Check out our list of Day One Floor Finds here.

Crimson Trace Tactical Lights

New for 2018 (and kept a closely guarded secret!) are a new series of weapon-mounted and hand-held lights from Crimson Trace. Featuring output up to 900 lumens and having the ability to switch between handheld and mounted on a firearm, MSRP was not available at press time.

Janz Revolver Type S + EM-S

Sometimes, you see something that catches your eye, like a Lamborghini or Rolex, because it’s breathtakingly beautiful and orders of magnitude out of your range. The Janz revolver is such an item, with combination packs that include multiple barrels and chamberings. Each combination is chosen by the shooter, and calibers from .22 LR to .454 Casull are available. Price varies according to frame size, number of barrels and other factors, but expect to pay somewhere in the vicinity of a Toyota Camry.

North American Arms Ranger 2

The micro-revolver series from North American Arms comprises some of the smallest working firearms extant. A significant complaint on the mini-single-action pistols is the reloading time—one needs to remove the cylinder entirely from the frame to reload. With the Ranger 2, spent shells are ejected as the revolver hinges, much like the Schofield revolver. MSRP is $479.

Palmetto State Armory PSAK 5.56 

We’ve seen plenty of AR-15-style rifles chambered in 7.62x39 mm. Now, there’s an AK-47-pattern rifle chambered in 5.56, the PSAK 5.56. Featuring a forged bolt, carrier and trunnion, the PSAK 5.56 accepts standard AR-15-style magazines. MSRP has not been determined as of press time.

Tactical Solutions X-Ring Takedown SBR

Yes, it will require a tax stamp, but dang, just look at the X-Ring SBR. Featuring the Magpul Backpacker takedown stock, extended magazine release and 9-inch threaded barrel, the X-Ring SBR is about as compact as it gets for a .22 rifle. MSRP is $1,135, and the gun is available in black, green, tan, silver and gray.


Taurus 327 Revolver in .327 Fed. Mag.
Taurus 327 Revolver in .327 Fed. Mag.

New for 2022: Taurus 327

The .327 Fed. Mag. cartridge has long been overlooked, but it is a powerful, versatile option for personal protection. Taurus has recognized the .327's appeal and is now offering an affordable revolver chambered for this hidden gem of a self-defense round.

New for 2022: Burris Introduces XTR Pro Riflescope and Accessories

Burris' latest riflescope features multiple illuminated, front-focal-plane reticle options, an innovative locking turret system and an optical design ideal for anyone looking to shoot at extreme distances.

New For 2022: Galco UnderWraps Elite

Galco changed the bellyband concept with the new Underwraps Elite, which allows concealed carry of a handgun and accessories around your midsection with myriad options for the pistol's location, added comfort and the ability to carry EDC accessories like spare magazines and a flashlight.

New For 2022: Smith’s Everyday Carry Knives

If you're looking for a new EDC knife, check out these new offerings from Smith’s Consumer Products. The company introduced four new folding knives perfect for comfortable carry in a pocket and for rugged, daily use.

Editor's Picks: SHOT Show 2022, Day Three

Here another roundup of cool things we saw at SHOT Show 2022 on the third day of the show.

I Carry: Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP Pistol in a PHLster Skeleton Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP pistol with a Shield Sights RMSw red-dot sight carried in a PHLster Skeleton holster.


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