12 New Handguns for 2017

12 New Handguns for 2017

12 New Handguns for 2017

What if you could design and produce your handgun anyway you desired, with any features and characteristics, without a price parameter? With any specifications? With any capacity? With any caliber? With any weight? With any barrel length and any overall length? What would you include on your special handgun? Would you want it to have:

  • Fully Ambidextrous controls?
  • Aggressive Grip Texturing?
  • An Oversize Beavertail?
  • Fiber Optic Front Sights?
  • Scalloping on the Top of the Slide?
  • Packmayr Grips?
  • Cocking “Ears” to help you Rack and Cock the Slide?
  • A Capacity from 6 to 17 Rounds?
  • A Barrel Length between 3″ and 4.25″?
  • An Overall Length between 5.4″ and 7.55″?
  • A Weight between 10 ounces and 28.6 ounces?
  • A Contoured Bobtail Butt for Better Concealment?
  • A .380 ACP. 9mm, or .45 ACP Caliber?

Well there are 12 new individual handguns for 2017 that collectively and exactly meet all of the above characteristics, specs, and features. Probably the gun you want for yourself is already available. But it may not have all or a lot of the above characteristics and features in one single gun or at your desired price. But 12 manufacturers have incorporated the above characteristics and features in their several new guns for 2017.

Below are 12 new handguns for 2017 and their individual specifications, features, characteristics, prices, etc. Of course, there are a few others available for 2017, so this is not totally inclusive. I hope this selective list of just some of the new 2017 handguns that my readers and students have asked me about saves you some time in researching them. I have reviewed 6 of them or some version of them on this website in the last few months and 3 others (Spectrum, P-10C, and Black Label) are on there way to me for review. Be sure and define what you want in your gun up front. Develop your criteria, then narrow down the list of options to the ones that most closely match your criteria, shoot your top 3-4 choices before you buy, and then pick your winner based on performance and your total criteria and desired features.

The first chart below shows my list of 12 of the new for 2017 handguns, with their specifications and features. The second chart below shows my list of 10 new for 2017 9mm handguns, with their specs and features. You probably know that I favor the 9mm pistol for concealed carry self defense (with appropriate ammo.) Thus, my list of 9mms. Again, remember readers and students inquired about the ones chosen.

In my second chart below with 10 new for 2017 9mm pistols, you see certain specs and/or features which you may want, e.g.highest capacity or heaviest weight. So, if you want the longest barrel new for 2017 9mm gun, there is a tie with the Smith & Wesson M&P M2 and the Beretta APX, both with 4.25″ barrels. As you can see in the second chart, the shortest barrel new for 2017 9mm is the Kahr CMP Tungsten with a 3″ barrel. Likewise, 4 new 9mms are tied with a capacity of 17: FN 509, M&P M2, Sig 320, and Beretta APX. The chart shows the heaviest new for 2017 handgun being the Springfield EMP 4 at 31 ounces, with the Kahr CM9 being the lightest at 15.9 ounces. MSRPs and prices (vary a lot) are also given, but try not to give price a heavy influence on your choice, because so many other features and specs matter more for defending your life. You usually (?) do get what you pay for. Hope this helps you, given my lists of the new for 2017 guns. SUCCESS!



NOTE: Springfield in 2017 recently presented the 1911 EMP 4 Contour 9mm, which has the contoured, rounded Bobtail butt which enhances concealment. Its specs and features are shown in the chart that follows below. The above chart includes the new for 2017 All-Black Armory Kote EMP 3 model for discrete carry, which has the same basic specs and features as the two-tone EMP 3 introduced in 2007.


2017 New 9mm Guns-10-SPECS

Hope my charts of specs and features for just some new handguns save you some time and show you at a single glance some of the top new 2017 handguns. But, decide for yourself and


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* This personal opinion article is meant for general information & educational purposes only and the author strongly recommends that you seek counsel from an attorney for legal advice and your own personal certified weapons trainer for proper guidance about shooting & using YOUR firearms, self-defense and concealed carry. It should not be relied upon as accurate for all shooters & the author assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the information and shall not be liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information or any damages or injuries incurred whatsoever.

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"Col Ben" is retired with 30 years service in the U.S. Air Force, with joint services Special Ops duty and training, and is Air Force qualified as "Expert" in small arms. He is a Vietnam-era Veteran. Ben is an experienced NRA-Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, and FL Concealed Carry License Instructor. Ben recently wrote the book "Concealed Carry and Handgun Essentials for Personal Protection" (second printing) with 57 comprehensive Chapters about concealed carry and handgun principles, techniques, and tips for both experienced and new shooters. His reference book is endorsed by several organizations and is available on his website at FloridaHandgunsTraining.com. Contact him at ColBFF@gmail.com.
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Richard Stefen Rennells-Bilyeu

Viridian green laser is a must have, in my book. The ability to shoot accurately from the hip, there by cutting the reaction time to respond to a life threatening event, instead of acquiring a flash sight picture, throws the advantage to the defender.

Col Ben

Richard, the end of July I have a new for 2017 (to be introduced the end of July) tritium front and rear special night sight system coming for me to review. I will have it mounted to a Glock 43 single stack 9mm and review both together. Should be something to seriously consider. More in 2 weeks or so. Stay tuned my friend.

Richard Stefen Rennells-Bilyeu

I’ll be looking forward to your evaluation. Thanks for the heads up.

Richard Stefen Rennells-Bilyeu

I meant to add that ammo choice, as the Col indicated, is the prime concern. You want a hollow point that will expand reliably, and most importantly, penetrate but not perforate your attacker. You do not want to endanger an unseen innocent downrange from your attacker. My choice is Horandy’s Critical Defense hollow point in 9mm.

Col Ben

Hi Richard! Thanks for your comments. Yes, the appropriate HP ammo is a key concern as I mentioned. With the many premium brands today and the ballistic advancements, they will get the job done. Some are designed for shorter-barreled handguns. A short, informal poll mentions some of the defensive HP ammo, including Sig Sauer V-Crown, Federal HST, Federal Hydra-Shok, Hornady Critical Defense, and Speer Gold Dot. I have used all of them. Many top-quality choices are available. Continued Success and Be Safe!

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