Top 5 SHOT Show 2022 Picks – Day 2

U.S.A. -( Day one’s picks were pretty strong, and it’s going to be tough to top them, but we’re going to try. So without further adieu, here are the top 5 products we saw at SHOT Show 2022 on the third day.

The new B&T SPC-9 is definitely turning heads at SHOT 2022. IMG Sam W.

B&T SPC-9 9mm

B&T is no stranger to pistol-caliber carbines, pistols, or submachine guns. They’ve been churning out world-class firearms for a long time, and the latest addition to that catalog of top-notch guns continues the tradition – the SPC-9.

While visually similar to previous 9mm offerings from B&T, the new SPC-9 includes some noteworthy features that help separate it from the pack; like its fully ambidextrous controls on its lightweight polymer lower receiver, the forward-mounted folding non-reciprocating charging handle, and use of a hydraulic buffer system.

The B&T SPC-9 will retail for $2,523.00

Canik TP SFx Rival
The new Canik TP SFx Rival is the competition gun for the everyman. IMG Sam W.

Canik TP9 SFx Rival

If you’ve had a chance to see my earlier review of the TP9 SFX competition pistol, you’ll undoubtedly realize I’m a big fan of the pistol. The core TP9 pistol is essentially a more refined version of Walther’s P99 9mm pistol with the addition of a push-button magazine release in lieu of the paddle release.

This new version features a skeletonized slide, longer barrel, an RMR cut on the slide (along with several other sight plates) and both an 18 and 20-round magazine. Additionally, Canik incorporated a flat-faced, diamond-cut trigger and an integral flared magazine well for fast reloads. All in all, this is just a great pistol for an affordable price point.

The new Canik TP9 SFx Rival will retail for $679.

RIA Trench Gun
While definitely not a true clone of the Ithaca 37, the new RIA Trench Gun is still a neat idea. IMG Sam W.

RIA Trench Gun

Rock Island Armory isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the words, “Trench Gun” are uttered, but they’re looking to change that with the addition of an affordable take on the classic Ithaca 37 shotgun which saw action in the jungles of Vietnam.

Just like the original, the RIA version is fully ambidextrous with the combination loading gate/ejection port being located on the bottom. As far as how well the new RIA shotgun will hold up against the original design is yet to be seen, but at least the new RIA accommodates 3-inch shells.

MSRP for the Rock Island Armory Trench Gun is $599.

EoTech is challenging Trijicon and Holosight with its new EFLX MRD sight. IMG Sam W.


Long known for its boxy, rugged holographic sights, EoTech just announced its new micro reflex sight, the EFLX. The new EFLX is an extremely compact micro red dot designed from the ground up to run on pistols, as well as carbines and shotguns. The EFLX tips the scales at 1.4oz, features a 25,000 run time on a single CR2032 battery, and is available in both a 3 MOA and 6 MOA dot size configuration.

The EFLX utilizes a Leupold Delta Point style mounting plate and retails for $389.

Bushmaster BA-30
The Bushmaster BA-30 is an unexpected but welcome addition to the realm of PRS weapons. IMG Sam W.

Bushmaster BA-30

Here’s a name you likely haven’t heard in a very long time. Bushmaster is back, and while its first few entries into the market were your run-of-the-mill AR-15 and AR-10 carbines, the new BA-30 is something different altogether.

Indeed, the new BA-30 is a bolt-action precision rifle that utilized a straight-pull bolt. This configuration makes charging the action and chambering a new round very quick. Plus the new BA-30 is chambered in both .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor. And with an MSRP $1,800 the new BA-30 might be the next Ruger Precision Rifle, offering shooters an affordable option in the PRS market.

About Jim Grant

Jim is one of the elite editors for, who in addition to his mastery of prose, can wield a camera with expert finesse. He loves anything and everything guns but holds firearms from the Cold War in a special place in his heart.

When he’s not reviewing guns or shooting for fun and competition, Jim can be found hiking and hunting with his wife Kimberly, and their dog Peanut in the South Carolina low country.

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