New Guns of 2017 – LewRockwell

In case you’ve been living under a rock or maybe in your nuclear shelter, here’s a wrap-up of the notable new guns we saw roll out from manufacturers in 2017.

Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact

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The Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact is a compact, lightweight striker fired pistol. (Photo: Chris Eger)

On the heels of the new M2.0 pistol, Smith & Wesson launched the M2.0 Compact version going head-to-head with Glock’s G19 series. The M2.0 Compact took the M&P lineups popular pistol features and squeezed them into a slimmer, smaller package. Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W, the Compact version offers a four-inch barrel nestled inside a stainless steel slide with Amornite coating. MSRP comes in at $569.

Hudson H9

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The Hudson H9 rolled out this year, featuring a 1911 style paired with a modern striker fired design.(Photo: Chris Eger)

The flagship model from newcomer Hudson Manufacturing, the H9 pistol boasts a full-size 9mm design that pairs striker-fired goodness with that sweet 1911 trigger breaking at 4.5 to five pounds. Tipping scales at 34-ounces unloaded, the H9 offers a 4.28-inch barrel. The double stack, 15-round capacity, low bore axis, and accessory rail up the capabilities of this newbie — which is a good thing considering it costs a pretty penny. MSRP on the H9 comes in at a cool $1,147.

Glock Gen 5 G17 and G19

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The Gen 5 Glock 17 was one of two Gen 5 pistols introduced in the fall. (Photo: Jacki Billings)

We’d be remiss if we didn’t at least mention Glock’s foray into the next generation with its Gen 5 series. Announcing the Gen 5 17 and 19 to the delight of Gaston’s fanboys everywhere, the Gen 5 series saw some minor tweaks to…

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