The 2023 SHOT Show has come and gone, but not without introducing a long list of new firearms, ammunition options, and shooting accessories to the market. And while there was plenty to ogle over across the show’s thousands of booths and miles of aisles, we picked just seven new products from Orchid clients seen at this year’s industry show to highlight.
Anderson Kiger-9C Pro SR
This past fall, Anderson Manufacturing announced its first handgun in the Kiger-9C. Built on the Gen3 GLOCK 19, the Kiger takes full advantage of Anderson’s long-time engineering and manufacturing capabilities and delivers a bold redesign of the popular handgun. Just a few months later, Anderson has now released optics- (Kiger-9C Pro) and suppressor-ready models (Kiger-9C SR) of the Kiger, featuring a Trijicon RMR pattern optic cut, steel suppressor height sights, and lightened slide with window cuts.
For more information, visit andersonmanufacturing.com.
CZ Custom A01SD OR
Built from scratch by CZ Custom, the A01 is the evolution of the Czech manufacturer’s Shadow series, first launched in 2019. Since then, CZC has released additional variations of the heavy, hammer forged and blued competition-ready pistol, with the latest shown off at this year’s SHOT Show. Built on the balanced shortened dustcover (SD) frame, the new A01SD OR also adds a DPP/RMR optics footprint to meet the modern needs of today’s competitive shooters and reflex sight enthusiasts.
Dead Air Mojave 9
Since their inception, Dead Air Silencers has been pushing the boundaries of suppressor performance and durability. Debuting this year is the Mojave 9, a modular pistol-caliber can with an all-new 3D-printed titanium Triskelion baffle system designed to minimize blowback while also maximizing sound reduction. And in true Dead Air and Mike Pappas fashion, the Mojave 9 is full-auto rated for 9mm and 300BLK subsonic for a fast and fun good time – plus, it can even shoot 350 Legend.
For more information, visit deadairsilencers.com.
FN 510 Tactical
Though 9mm and rimfire handguns make up most of the consumer market, FN hasn’t forgotten about big bore lovers. This year, FN broke out the big guns with its new 510 Tactical and 545 Tactical pistols chambered in 10mm and .45 ACP, respectively. Like FN’s other Tactical models, the 510 and 545 sport threaded barrels for suppressors, MRD optics cuts, co-witness tritium night sights, and extended magazines for additional capacity. Both big bore models come in black and FDE.
For more information, visit fnamerica.com.
RIA-USA RIA 5.0
Despite its moniker, the new RIA 5.0 is a first for Rock Island Armory. Not only is the pistol the first firearm to be manufactured in RIA-USA’s new Utah facility, but it’s also the first to feature RIA’s new patented Ram Valve System (RVS) linear locking recoil system. Combined with a deep bore axis, buttery smooth trigger, and two-piece modular grip, the 5.0 is an incredibly comfortable and flat-shooting handgun. The RIA 5.0 can be had with iron sights or topped with a C-More RTSII red dot (RIA 5.0 SP).
For more information, visit armscor.com.
SCCY DVG-1 GlitterGunz
There’s a gun made for every person, and there’s no better example than the new GlitterGunz line from SCCY Firearms. Already known for its extensive colored frame options, SCCY has formally partnered with Hesseling & Sons to produce its lightweight, striker-fired DVG-1 pistol with matching glittered slides and magazine base plates. Launched in 2020, Hesseling’s patent-pending glitter coating is another way for gun owners to personalize and protect their firearms while further complementing their SCCY pistols.
For more information, visit sccy.com.
Taurus Raging Hunter .500 Magnum
Bigger isn’t always better, but don’t try telling that to the engineers at Taurus. Continuing to expand on its successful Raging Hunter lineup of revolvers, Taurus answered the call of handgun hunters with the most powerful factory revolver round available – the .500 S&W Magnum. New for 2023, the Raging Hunter 500 can be had in 5”, 6.75”, and 8” barrel lengths in both all-black and the series’ two-tone black and silver. Taurus also introduced new Raging Hunter models chambered in .460 S&W Magnum.
For more information, visit taurususa.com.