The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is one of the most anticipated events of the year for gun enthusiasts, and 2023 was no exception. Held in Las Vegas from January 17-20, this year's show brought together industry professionals and permitted firearm enthusiasts for four days of excitement, innovation, and, of course, lots of cool new products.
In this post, we'll take a closer look at some of the highlights from SHOT Show 2023. So buckle up, and let's dive right in!
Hi-Point JXP 10mm: Affordable and Powerful
Known for their quality and affordability, Hi-Point Firearms didn't disappoint with their newest offering: the JXP 10mm pistol. This chunky, 49-ounce powerhouse features a 5.2" threaded barrel, 10-round capacity, adjustable rear sights, and an accessory rail. With an MSRP below $250, it's tough not to consider this beauty as a potential new addition to your everyday carry.
Beretta's Triple Threat: Cheetah, 92Xl, and A300 Ultima Patrol Shotgun
Few names are as recognizable in the firearm world as Beretta, and this year, they stepped up their game with a trio of exciting offerings. First up is the reimagined 80X Cheetah, featuring a smaller grip, double/single trigger, skeletonized hammer, and a generous 13+1 capacity chambered in .380.
But the real showstopper was the A300 Ultima Patrol shotgun. This sleek 12-gauge beast boasts enlarged controls, a re-tuned loading port, M-LOK attachment points, and a 7+1 shell capacity. Talk about a powerhouse!
Custom Suppressed Shotguns from Phoenix Weaponry
If shotguns are your thing, you'll be thrilled to hear about the integrally suppressed shotguns from Phoenix Weaponry. These custom modifications integrate the suppressor further up the barrel, allowing for the use of a choke and significantly altering the balance and feel of your shotgun.
Starting at around $1,200 (plus the cost of your NFA tax stamp), these custom modifications will reduce the noise of your shotgun by about 25dB. Just remember, you'll need to send in your shotgun for the modifications.
Tippman Ordnance made waves at SHOT Show 2023 with their .22 LR Gatling gun, capable of firing a steady stream of everyone's favorite plinking ammo via a polymer belt. With an estimated price tag of $4,500, this bad boy is definitely a luxury item, but it's hard not to imagine the fun you'd have with it.
New Optics for Long-Range and Tactical Shooters
SHOT Show 2023 featured several new optics systems to help shooters up their game. Vortex unveiled their new Strike Eagle 3-18x44 FFP riflescope, perfect for long-range, high-precision shooting, and priced at under $1,000.
Riton Optics also showcased their redesigned 5 Tactix 1-10x24mm LVPO riflescope, featuring capped turrets, 0.1 MRAD adjustments, and a first-focal-plane illuminated reticle, also priced at under $1,000.
For those looking to splurge on top-quality glass, Leica's Geovid Pro 42 rangefinding binoculars offer features like applied ballistics, GPS, and crystal-clear optics, making it easy to see why the MSRP is over $3,000.
Stay Sharp with Case Knives' New EDC Lineup
Blade legends Case Knives were on hand at SHOT Show 2023, showing off their new everyday carry (EDC) lineup, including the Westline. This 2.9" modified drop point blade is crafted from S35VN steel, known for its exceptional edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance.
Wrapping It Up: Looking Forward to SHOT Show 2024
SHOT Show 2023 was an absolute blast, and while it's hard to imagine anything topping it, we're confident that SHOT Show 2024 will have us rethinking that sentiment, just as we do every year. With new and innovative products and advancements constantly hitting the market, we can't wait to see what next year's show will have in store!
In the meantime, happy shooting, and be sure to keep an eye on We Are the Mighty for the latest news, reviews, and advice for all your firearm needs.