2018 New Handguns and Pistol Trends

Opinion

The new Security-9 features a 4” barrel and weighs just 23.7 ounces with an empty magazine.
The new Security-9 features a 4” barrel and weighs just 23.7 ounces with an empty magazine.
Defense Training International, Inc
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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- Handgun Trends:

Last week, I got my hands on a Ruger “Security 9″ 9mm autoloading pistol.

Basically, it is Ruger’s version of the G19. But the price-tag on the one I handled, at a local retailer in CO, was $300.00! At that price, they’ll likely sell briskly

I didn’t shoot it, but I will at Range Day at the SHOT show next week in Las Vegas, NV.

However, the copy I handled was slick and smooth. Nicely finished, and the trigger was very acceptable.

With all due respect, Ruger has never been my favorite pistol-maker. Their guns were perfectly functional, of course, but clunky, maladroit, user-hostile, and prone to endless recalls. That unhappy description surely does not apply to this Security 9, and with any luck, they’ll be no recalls!

Friends at Glock tell me that sales of their single-column G43 are pulling-up even with the G19!

GLOCK 43 (G43) : http://goo.gl/vsDUfD
GLOCK 43 (G43) : http://goo.gl/vsDUfD
GLOCK G19 G3 Handgun in 9mm
GLOCK G19 G3 Handgun in 9mm : https://goo.gl/d4VqtI

Glock’s G19 is the most popular pistol they make, probably the most popular pistol in the world, and the one the sell most of, by far. And, it is understandably the one most imitated by the competition, notably S&W’s 2.0 M&P, a very worthy competitor!

M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol Available with Green Laser
M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol Available with Green Laser

But single-column,“flat” pistols, like the G43 (and G42), S&W Shield, Walther PPS/M2, Kahr PM9, SA/XDS, and others are increasingly popular with people who want to carry concealed but can’t find any double-column pistol that is satisfactory for that task.

At next week’s SHOT Show, I’ll get a chance to compare all the above, and get my hands on a few with which I’m not currently familiar.

In America, we (most of us anyway, sorry NJ, CA, NY..etc) are blessed with many very acceptable choices with regard to serious guns. The more informed and enlightened we are, the better choices we will make!

“I’ve seen, first hand, the terrible things people with guns do to people without guns. I never want to be without guns!” ~ Anonymous WWII Partizan in Eastern Europe

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

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