American Tactical BB6: Manufactured by BB Techs in Austria, the striker-fired, 9mm BB6 uses a polymer frame that allows shooters to swap the backstraps to find the best fit. The BB6 has a 4-inch barrel and an 18+1 capacity. The steel slide has an integrated optics mount that will accept a wide range of red-dot optics.
American Tactical Mil-Sport 9mm AR-15: AR-style pistols chambered in 9mm have become quite popular in recent years. Responding to market demand, American Tactical is now making the Mil-Sport 9mm AR-15. This pistol has a 5.5-inch barrel, a 2-inch flash suppressor and a 7-inch KeyMod handguard. The Mil-Sport uses Glock-pattern magazines and ships with a 17-round magazine.
Beretta Pico: Beretta has introduced an updated version of the Pico to make it easier to shoot and increase its functionality. The updated .380 ACP pistol uses reworked internals that lighten the trigger pull and slide resistance without reducing overall reliability. Additionally, new swappable frames add more color and the option of a LaserMax white light or laser aiming module.
Bersa Thunder 9 Pro XT: Designed with sport shooting in mind, the new Bersa Thunder 9 Pro XT has a 5-inch barrel. The 9mm pistol’s front sight is a fiber optic for quick acquisition. Bersa uses an adjustable rear sight to allow the shooter to precisely dial in the ammo being used. Standard 17-round and limited-capacity 10-round magazines are both available.
Charter Arms Backpacker: Charter Arms is now offering a limited-edition version of its popular Bulldog revolver called the Backpacker. The new .44 Special wheelgun holds five rounds and has a 2.5-inch, ported barrel. The two-piece grips are made of walnut and are smooth in the hand. “Backpacker” is etched into the left side of the gun barrel. A satin stainless finish is standard. Charter Arms will distribute these guns exclusively through Lew Horton Distributing Co.
Excel Arms X-9P: Excel Arms recently debuted its new 9mm pistol, the X-9P. The X-9P is a blowback-operated design that uses standard Glock magazines. The pistol has a Picatinny rail on the gun for the addition of a red dot or other optic. Excel Arms equips the pistol with an 8.5-inch barrel that can help improve bullet velocity and accuracy compared to standard duty-sized handguns.
Excel Arms X-22P: Excel Arms has updated its X-22P handgun to offer shooters greater flexibility. The top of the rimfirepistol has had its Picatinny rail extended several inches toward the muzzle for a longer sight radius. An accessory rail has been added to the underside of the pistol for a laser or light. The X-22P uses Ruger 10/22 magazines.
Pistols can serve both practical and sporting purposes.
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From providing 24/7 self-defense to winning the local match, pistols of all kinds fill various roles for many people. Recently, there has been an introduction of many new pistols.
Scroll the gallery above for some of the hottest new pistols available on the market. You might notice that this roundup calls for 17 handguns and there’s only seven above. Well, to see the rest, please head over to PersonalDefenseWorld.com.
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For more information on the new pistols mentioned above, please visit the following websites.
- American Tactical BB6: americantactical.us; 800-290-0065
- American Tactical Mil-Sport 9mm AR-15: americantactical.us; 800-290-0065
- Beretta Pico: beretta.com
- Bersa Thunder 9 Pro XT: eagleimportsinc.com; 732-493-0333
- Charter Arms Backpacker: charterarms.com; 203-922-1652
- Excel Arms X-9P: excelarms.com; 909-947-4867
- Excel Arms X-22P: excelarms.com; 909-947-4867
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