Now that range day is over, SHOT Show 2023 has officially begun and is open to people in the firearms industry. The show is massive and covers 800,000 square feet, divided between the Venetian Expo Center and Caesars Forums in Las Vegas. Everywhere you look, there are guns and gun-related merchandise.
American Tactical’s newest handgun, the FXH-45DS, is a semi-automatic, single-action pistol that retails for just under $500. It is chambered in 45 ACP and has a 14+1 capacity, while their FXH-45 only holds 8+1. It has a 5″ barrel, a polymer frame, 7075-T6 aluminum inserts, and a 4140 steel parkerized slide.
The 856 Taurus Optic Ready Option (T.O.R.O.) and the 605 T.O.R.O. are two small-frame revolvers from Taurus USA that are equipped with optics plates that can accommodate Holosun’s compact red-dot sights. They come in 357 Mag and 38 Spl +P and cost about $450 each.
Taurus had a lot of optic pistols on display, and another that caught my eye was the Taurus TX 22 Compact. It is a semi-auto in 22 LR, and again, they designed it for a red-dot sight with a 13+1 capacity.
Obviously, this one will not fit under your jacket, but it would be fun to own one. Rugged Suppressors had this decked-out belt feed that most of us would need to take out a second mortgage to afford to shoot. I wondered if it would get around some of the magazine restrictions states have been trying to implement, and you absolutely would not be carjacked if one of those setups was mounted on your vehicle. Unwanted attention, yes. Carjacked, no.
Not everyone is a fan of rubber grips, but if you have larger hands and get a suitable set that fits properly, they can go a long way toward improving the ergonomics of your gun. Hogue now has some that will fit models like a Sig P365 and a Ruger Max.
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