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February 18th, 2023

Saturday Movies: Best New Pistols for 2023 (and Late 2022)

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Above are FN 509 CC Edge optics-ready model and Taurus Raging Hunter revolver with 10.5″ barrel.

For today’s Saturday at the Movies compilation, we feature eight informative videos showcasing relatively new semi-auto pistols and revolvers. There are some great new guns from Smith & Wesson, Savage, Colt, CZ, FN, Taurus, Rock River, SAR USA, Stoeger, Nighthawk and more. NOTE: Some of these pistols were officially released in 2022, but are still just reaching the market. After watching these videos, you can view other new pistols and revolvers on the SHOT Show Daily Report from last month.

New Savage 1911 Pistol

SHOT Show 2023

You read that right, rifle-maker Savage Arms is now producing a 1911-type pistol and it looks very good. It has ambidextrous controls, a forward rail, target crown, and nice sights. The new Savage 1911 is built from stainless steel, has a dual recoil spring, machined sear and disconnector. It is offered in three styles: Black Nitride, Stainless, and Two-Tone (black slide, stainless frame). MSRP is $1499.00.

New Handguns for 2023 — Video Previews

Hundreds of handguns were showcased at SHOT Show 2023. This video covers seven relatively new design pistols that were on display at SHOT Show 2023. These are: The CZ P-10F (0:35 time-mark); Rock River Arms STK 100 (2:06); SAR9 Compact (03:44); Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 10mm (5:04); Bond Arms Roughneck Derringer (6:22); Mossberg MC2sc (7:08); and Cabot Guns Apocalypse (8:39).

New Handguns on Display at SHOT Show 2023

Here’s a good Ballistik Channel video featuring five impressive new (or nearly new) pistols. This video starts off with the eye-catching CZ TS2 “Racing Green” model (0:42) (other grip colors are offered).

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Next is the Stoeger STF9F (2:32), a value offering. Third up is the potent S&W M&P 2.0 chambered in 10mm (4:25). The fourth pistol is the modern, Red-dot equipped, suppressor-ready, Shadow Systems XR 920. Last but not least, the video features the pricey Nighthawk Custom President (7:24), a 1911-type pistol chambered for the new Federal 30 Super Carry ammo.

Best .22 LR Pistols and Revolvers for 2023

Everyone should have at least one .22 LR handgun. Definitely check out this 13-minute video if you’re in the market for a new rimfire pistol. The video has great product images and is one of the best compilations of new (and recently introduced) .22 LR semi-auto pistols and revolvers you’ll find. Definitely worth watching.

1. FN 502 Tactical (1:05 time-mark)
2. SIG Sauer P322 (2:52)
3. Walther WMP (4:22)
4. Browning Mark Plus Vision (5:30)
5. Charter Arms Target Pathfinder Revolver (6:15)
6. Colt King Cobra Target 22 Revolver (6:50)
7. Heritage Rough Rider Tactical Cowboy Rev (7:29)
8. Keltec CP33 (8:15)
9. Smith & Wesson Model 317 Kit Gun (11:30)
10. Taurus TX-22 (12:22)

Five New Pistols including S&W 5.7 and Taurus TX22

This video showcases five new pistols featured at Shot Show 2023. Leading off is the new Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 (00:34 time-mark). Next is the Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0 (02:42), followed by the Rossi RP63 (04:58). Then comes the FN 510 Tactical (7:04). Last but not least is the .22 LR Taurus TX22 Compact. The full-size TX22 rimfire pistol has become quite popular since its introduction.

New Glock Performance Trigger for Gen 5 Pistols

In this episode of TFB-TV, James Reeves interviews champion shooter Shane Coley. The key topic is Glock’s new factory-built Performance Trigger. Yes, Glock is now making a high performance trigger for its Gen 5 pistols. Shane explains all of the relevant details, including a surprisingly reasonable price. This new trigger should be available very soon.

Top Five New Revolvers for 2023

For wheelgun fans, this video covers five recently-introduced revolvers: Wrangler Sheriff model (1:25 time-mark), Colt Python 3 (3:03); Diamondback Sidekick (4:38); Rough Rider Tactical Cowboy (with Pic Rail, 6:03), and Taurus 325 carry revolver (7:30).

Bonus Video: Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 with 22-Rd Magazine

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February 18th, 2023

Legislation Introduced to Simplify Suppressor Purchase Process

suppressor ATF Form 4 Tax stamp

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) has re-introduced the Hearing Protection Act which will make it easier to obtain suppressors in the USA. The legislation, S. 401, is co-sponsored by 24 additional senators. This U.S. Senate bill would provide greater access to firearm suppressors/silencers by removing them from the 1934 National Firearms Act. With this change in the law, suppressors could be acquired relatively easily, as is the case in the vast majority of other first-world nations. There would be no massive fees, burdensome applications, and long wait times to obtain an official $200 Tax Stamp. With a quick NICS check, a suppressor buyer could be approved, and not have to wait for months.

suppressor ATF Form 4 Tax stamp
Wait times for processing Form 4 ATF applications for suppressors now average 11 months (315 days).

“This no-nonsense legislation by Senator Crapo would remove unnecessary and onerous regulations for an accessory that is nothing more than a muffler for a gun”, said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Sr. VP and General Counsel. “Suppressors are safety tools that reduce the sound of gunfire to a level that won’t cause instant and permanent hearing loss, enables more accurate marksmanship, and allows shooting ranges to be better neighbors. The Hearing Protection Act would reduce unnecessary barriers for this accessory that is currently regulated the same way as automatic firearms. Suppressors were originally listed under the National Firearms Act over poaching concerns during the Great Depression, but those fears proved to be unfounded. Suppressors don’t completely silence a firearm, only reduce the report from a level equal to a jet taking off to one similar to that of a jackhammer.”

The Hearing Protection Act would reclassify suppressors by removing them from the 1934 National Firearms Act. That would replace the current burdensome federal transfer process with a rapid National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) verification, making the purchase process for suppressors similar to acquiring a standard rifle or shotgun (not short-barreled). The legislation would also tax suppressors under the Pittman-Robertson Act instead of the National Firearms Act, putting more funding into state wildlife conservation agencies.

Proposed Federal Statute Would Not Change State Laws
The proposed Hearing Protection Act would not change any laws in states that already prevent suppressor use or ownership, nor does it eliminate background check requirements. Suppressors are legal to own in 42 states and 41 states allow them for hunting. Similar legislation, H.R. 152, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).

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