Glock began delivering Gen 5 models 17, 19, 26, and 34 in 9mm prior to the SHOT Show, but the eagerly anticipated Glock 19X is their latest offering. Combining the frame of the full-size Glock 17, with the slide and 4.02” barrel of the G19, this is a new civilian variant of the handgun developed for the Army Modular Pistol program. The frame and corrosion-resistant slide coating are a coyote brown color like the military version. One 17 round and two 19 round extended magazines are included. The pistol has many Generation 5 features, including ambidextrous slide stop, no finger grooves, and the enhanced polygonal rifling and barrel crown for greater accuracy.
Ruger is introducing the SP101 revolver in 9mm using moon clips, and also a version of the Super Redhawk chambered in 10mm. Walther will have a PPQ Subcompact in 9mm with 10 round and extended 15 round magazines.
Smith and Wesson has a new family of Military and Police pistols, the 2.0 line. M&P Shield 2.0 in 9mm and .40 S&W have been released. The latest models come with subtle upgrades, like improved texture, better trigger pull, and tactile and audible trigger reset. The most recent announcement in the line is the new M&P .380 Shield. It features an easy-to-rack slide, easy-to-load magazine, light single-action trigger pull, grip safety, optional thumb safety, and eight round magazines. All these features are aimed at individuals who currently have trouble operating most pistols due to lack of hand strength.