New Releases From Ruger and Beretta

We're ramping up for the second round of new releases in the gun industry at large for 2019. While companies can and do release new products all year round, many of the new product releases are centered around two events: SHOT Show and the NRA's Annual Meetings.

Those are the two gun-related events that draw the largest number of people, so the gun companies can really get the press they need both by people like myself in the media, and citizens at the NRA event.

With SHOT Show a few months behind us, that can only mean that we're ramping up for the NRAAM. You can therefore consider this article the start of our NRA Annual Meeting coverage. At least a few of us will be there doing podcasts and writing articles.

Why only a few of us? Well, it's nowhere near as big, with a lot less going on.

So, what's the news?

Not too long ago Ruger announced the addition of their PC Carbine in 9mm with a free floating M-LOK handguard AND, more importantly for our audience the addition of the Security 9 Compact, which looks like a great gun for concealed carry.

Though, I'll be the first to admit I have not shot the Security 9 in any variation at this time. If you have, let us know in the comments what you think about it.

Here are stats pulled from Ruger's website on the new compact handgun —

  • Capacity 10+1
  • Feature Compact
  • Barrel Material Alloy Steel
  • Barrel Finish Blued
  • Barrel Length 3.42″
  • Overall Length 6.52″
  • Sights Drift Adjustable
  • Weight 21.9 oz.
  • Grip Frame High-Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Slide Material Through-Hardened Alloy Steel
  • Slide Finish Blued
  • Slide Width 1.02″
  • Height 4.35″
  • Grooves 6
  • Twist 1:10″ RH
  • CA Approved No
  • MA Approved & Certified No
  • Suggested Retail$379.00

Another new release is Beretta's APX Carry. I don't have a ton of experience with the APX, either, but I'm personally a huge fan of the serrations on it. They make it easy to rack the slide, at least in the conditions I've manipulated one.

Here are the stats on this new carry gun taken from their website

Action Striker-fired
Barrel length (mm) 78
Barrel length (in) 3
Caliber 9×19 (PARA)
Magazine 6/8
Overall height (mm) 106
Overall height (in) 4.17
Overall length (mm) 143
Overall length (in) 5.63
Overall width (mm) 23
Overall width (in) 0.9
Weight unloaded (g) 562
Weight unloaded (OZ) 19.8

We'll be out on the floor of the NRA's Annual Meetings in a couple weeks.

If you're also going to be there and wish to say hi, please do. If you will not be there, make sure you stay tuned for more news as it happens, to include new product releases and other info coming to you from the show floor.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.

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