12 Guns of Christmas—Because There is No Such Thing as Too Many
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Glock 19X “Crossover” Pistol
Introduced at SHOT Show 2018, the GLOCK 19x marries the classic models 17 and 19 with the full-sized frame of the 17 with the G19 compact slide. The frame is Gen 5 but with enhancements that improve its accuracy such as a 4-inch nDLC-coated Marksman barrel, factory Coyote finish (a first for GLOCK!), no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop lever and lanyard loop. Included is a 17-round 9mm magazine and matching Coyote-finish case. GLOCK reliability included, of course.
- Barrel length: 4.02”
- Overall length: 7.44”
- Width: 1.30”
- Weight with loaded mag: 31.39 ounces
Mossberg 590 Shockwave Nightstick
This non-NFA 14-inch barreled pump-action shotgun holds 6 rounds of 3-inch shells and has a cylinder bore. The birdshead grip instead of a shoulder stock classifies the Shockwave as a Pistol Grip Only firearm, according to the ATF. The Mossberg Shockwave Nightstick has the standard 590 features—ambidextrous safety, dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and a smooth operating anti-jam elevator. The Nightstick has a wood grip and forend with leather strap.
- Barrel length: 14.375”
- Gauge: 12
- Overall length: 26.37”
- Weight: 5.2 lbs.
Springfield XDm 10mm
The striker-fired, double-stack polymer full-sized grip (mouthful) XDm is now finally available in 10mm. Rejoice. It holds 15 rounds and with the interchangeable backstraps, you’ll find this is comfortable to shoot. The 4.5-inch barrel model has a red fiber optic front sight and combat rear. Springfield boasts that they put the gun through a 10,000-round torture test without one failure.
- Barrel length: 4.5” (also available in 5.25”)
- Overall length: 7.7”
- Width: 1.2”
- Weight: 31.2 ounces
SIG Sauer P365
What’s so special about a new subcompact striker-fired carry pistol? Not much, except for the huge difference in the P365’s capacity. It holds 12 rounds of 9mm—the first in its class to do so. The ultimate concealed carry gun, The P365 is truly a “game changer.” It has a polymer grip and stainless-steel frame with a crisp, light trigger and comes standard with night sights.
- Barrel length: 3.1”
- Overall length: 5.8”
- Width: 1”
- Weight: 17.8 ounces
Ruger PC Carbine Takedown Rifle
Made of 80% 10/22 parts and accepting GLOCK 9mm (also fits Ruger SR-series and Security-9 pistol mags) magazines, this field and truck gun is chambered for 9mm and holds up to 17 rounds. The 16.12-inch heavy profile barrel is precision rifled for accuracy. The PC Carbine has a Picatinny rail for the optic of your choice and takes down easily for storage and transport. It is durable, and the affordable price tag is incredibly attractive.
- Barrel length: 16.12” fluted and threaded
- Overall length: 34.37”
- Capacity: 17 rounds of 9mm
- Weight: 6.8 lbs.
CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Pistol Micro
No tax stamp required. The smallest of the Scorpions, the EVO 3 S2 “micro” has a 4-inch barrel and is only 16-inches overall when the integrated telescoping arm brace is collapsed. It holds 20 rounds of 9mm and has low-profile sights. Constructed of a polymer upper and lower with steel parts, this small Scorpion is one fun gun! It comes with a faux SilencerCo suppressor, but the barrel is threaded for a real one.
- Barrel length: 4”
- Overall length: 16.35/23.35”
- Capacity: 20 rounds of 9mm
- Weight: 5.50 lbs.
FN SCAR 20S
Every detail on the new SCAR is designed for precise accuracy easily out to 800 yards. This short-stroke gas-operated piston system long-range rifle has a match-grade, two-stage trigger with a crisp, clean light pull at 3.5 to 4.5 pounds. The stock is adjustable for length of pull and comb height with an adjustable cheekpiece.
- Caliber: 7.62x51mm
- Barrel length: 20”
- Overall length: 40.6-42.5”
- Weight: 11.2 lbs.
Short-barreled rifles have grown in popularity and are becoming commonplace at the range. Not too long ago, if you wanted one, you pretty much had to build it yourself, but now more and more AR manufacturers are producing factory SBRs. The only work required of you is getting the tax stamp. CMMG’s Banshee unveiled at the 2018 SHOT Show, comes in .22 LR, .45 ACP, 9mm and .300 Blackout in a variety of finishes. The smallest gun CMMG has ever made, the .300 BLK has an 8-inch barrel with an adjustable gas block, Magpul furniture and a Micro/CQB RipStock telescoping buttstock. Not just fun at the range, the SBR Banshee is also perfect for home defense.
- Barrel length: 8”
- Overall length: 25” with stock extended
- Weight: 5.2 lbs.
- Capacity: 30 round PMAG of .300 Blackout
IWI Tavor TS12 Shotgun
If you weren’t ready to jump on the bullpup shotgun bandwagon before, the new IWI Tavor TS12 will convince you. This gas-operated semiautomatic shotgun has three magazine tubes and holds up to 15 rounds. An innovative feature automatically loads a round into the chamber from one full tube when the first one is empty. It has an 18.5-inch barrel and overall length of only 28.34 inches. It has M-LOK and Picatinny rails and is fully ambidextrous.
- Gauge: 12
- Barrel length: 18.5”
- Overall length: 28.34”
- Weight: 8 lbs.
Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC II
Technically considered a “tactical precision rifle,” the Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC (Special Operations Capable) II bolt-action rifle also makes an excellent hunting gun. Chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, the Kimber’s 22-inch medium-heavy barrel tapers slightly aiding to the ½ MOA accuracy. The stock from McRees Precision folds and is adjustable for length of pull and comb to suit any shooter. The trigger, though adjustable, measures a light 2.5 pounds from the factory. It holds five rounds and is M-LOK compatible. It even comes in a ‘Sniper Gray’ finish.
- Barrel length: 22” with match-grade chamber
- Overall length: 42.5”
- Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
- Weight: 11.5 lbs.
Full Conceal Viper
Full Conceal—the folding GLOCK people—have a new collaboration with Command Arms Accessories (CAA) to create the Viper, which combines CAA’s Micro Roni and your GLOCK 19. It includes a grip adapter, allowing the magazine to fold for an ultimate concealed weapon. Even though it looks like an SBR, it doesn’t require a tax stamp and it is not an NFA item.
Ruger Super Redhawk 10mm
File under: Why not? The Ruger Super Redhawk 10mm revolver with 6.50-inch barrel does have a purpose besides being fun. For those who like to hunt with a handgun—the Super Redhawk is a good sidearm for bears and hogs. An upgrade from standard revolver sights, the Ruger has an exaggerated ramp front and an adjustable rear sight system. The grip is comfortable with a cushioned rubber overlay on wood. It comes with rings, so you can mount the scope of your choice.
- Barrel length: 6.5”
- Overall length: 12”
- Capacity: 6 rounds of 10mm
- Includes: 3 full moon clips for speed reloads