SHOT Show 2023 is in the books! And like seemingly every year, it sure didn’t disappoint. We saw a ton of new products introduced and even a few truly shocking surprises. So we’ll keep updating this rundown as we pour through the list of new guns, optics, ammo and gear launched in 2023, especially the new guns of SHOT Show! And away we go…
SHOT Show Live: New Guns & Gear 2023!
Beretta Brings Back Cheetah; Releases 92Xl & A300 Ultima Patrol Shotgun
A classic Beretta name returns with the reimagined 80X Cheetah. The new ride comes with a smaller Vertec-style grip profile. It features an X-treme S Dboule/Single trigger, skeletonized hammer and 13+1 capacity. It also comes optics-ready and chambered in .380. Keeping with other current trends out there, the Cheetah also comes with an easier-to-rack slide. Color and multi-tone variants abound in what should mark a popular comeback.
The 92Xl brings a new pistol to the 90 Series. A frame-mounted safety and single-action-only variant highlight the offering. The X-treme-S single-action-only exhibits a flat-faced trigger. Components feature DLC coating. A Vertec-style frame, fiber-optic front sight and MRDS optics mounting solution provide a full-featured pistol.
For shotgun fans, the Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol brings a serious 12-gauge workhouse for duty or defense. It features enlarged controls and an enhanced loading port. A hinner forend design comes equipped with M-LOK attachment points. It brings 7+1 rounds to the fight.
Elite Survival Systems Warden Chest Holster
This chest rig comes in three fully-adjustable sizes to fit most handguns. It even accommodates lights/lasers on your blaster. It comes in both right- and left-hand configuration. The Warden features a non-slip backing to keep the shoulder strap in place. An adjustable magazine pouch fits two holster sizes 1 and 2.
Size 1 works for .380 and 9mm pistols of the micro-compact variety. Size 2 accommodates your mid-size, such as the Glock 19. Finally, Size 3 carries medium-frame and large-frame revolvers.
The Warden Chest Holster retails for $64.95. For more info, visit elitesurvival.com.
EOTech G43 & G45 Magnifiers, Flat Dark Earth
EOTech magnifiers remain one of the coolest, most functional accessories for anyone operating in the 1X optic world. The Switch-to-Side mount enables lightning-fast deployment, giving increased capability in an instant. We’re talking an operator’s tool here, primarily. Though civilians have found many sporting and defensive uses to be sure.
The new G43 and G45 now come in Flat Dark Earth. They’re gonna look right at home on our house SCAR, or one of your guns too. Retail comes in at $695. For more info, visit eotechinc.com.
POF-USA Tombstone Lever-Action Rifle
Well, we gotta admit. We didn’t see this one coming. Patriot Ordnance Factory made a hard pivot and introduced its first ever lever-action rifle. The Tombstone comes initially chambered in 9mm. It features a 20-round magazine, of the detachable box variety. A 16.5-inch free float barrel, XS Ghost Ring sights, M-LOK surfaces highlight this interesting package.
We’ve got a full review on this one on the way. It retails for $1,962. For more info, visit pof-usa.com.
Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0
“American made … revolutionary.” That’s how Rock Island describes its new pistol, the RIA 5.0. It features an interesting patented RVS recoil system, reportedly maximizing barrel mass and linear movement for soft recoil, according to RIA.
The barrel also sits lower in relationship to bore axis. Meanwhile, a two-piece modular grip frame comprises a hybrid polymer and aluminum design. There’s a lot going on here, and we can’t wait to test one.
Retail price starts at $998.88. For more info, visit armscor.com.
Leica Geovid Pro 42 Rangefinding Binocular
There are many professionals, hunters, and serious shooters who live by a simple caveat – “buy good glass.” Enter the Leica Geovid Pro 42. This rangefinding binocular brings a 42mm objective lens to the family of seriously performing glass. Glass all day and enjoy a full suite of upgrades, including Applied Ballistics, GPS mapping and Leica Pro Track, to name just a few.
This bad boy tops $3,200 in retail, but it packs the performance. Visit leica-camera.com.
Tactical Solutions XRT .22 LR 10/22 Trigger
The universal love for the Ruger 10/22 continues. And nobody loves on America’s favorite rimfire quite like Tactical Solutions. The company’s new XRT .22 LR 10/22 Trigger should prove a serious performance upgrade. This bad boy is built to shoot, suitable for hunters and serious rimfire competitors. We can hear that 2.5-pound trigger breaking like an icicle now.
The XRT retails for $459. Visit tacticalsol.com for more info.
Vortex Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FPP Riflescope
This tactical riflescope meets the growing demand for long-range precision work. Interest in different long-range competition disciplines continues to skyrocket, driving demand for tactical riflescopes. The Strike Eagle 3-18×44 meets that demand, providing a performance optic for less than $900.
It brings a sophisticated reticle, first focal plane, and tough construction. It matches well with Vortex’s 34mm Pro Riflescope Rings as well. Retail comes in at $849. For more info, visit vortexoptics.com.