Here we are in June of 2020, sounds strange to say doesn’t it! The year has completely flown by and we are half way through it. This has been quite the half year for firearms. Between ground breaking new guns, improvements of classic firearms, new and innovative ammunition, and new second amendment laws which has reshaped the firearm landscape.
Lets take a look at this year in review (so far)!
Florida Gun Bills To Be Proposed in 2020
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock for the past ten years you would know that 2020 is an election year, and with every election year comes newly proposed gun law.
One major issue on the upcoming ballot is that of the “Gun Show Loophole”. In black and white the “Gun Show Loophole” allows people who attend gun shows to purchase a firearm without waiting the three day waiting period to avoid the background check when purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer.
The Florida senate will also take another look at the “Red Flag Law”. The Red Flag Law plain and simple allows guns to be removed from people found to pose a threat to themselves or others. This law was partially sparked by the Majory Stoneman Douglas shooting. Other states allow family members, school administrators or health care professionals to directly petition courts to remove guns from people who pose a threat.
As of June 4th the Florida Supreme court is blocking an assault weapons ban from the ballot in 2022. The amendment language would have made an exception for anyone who already lawfully owned an assault weapon as long as they registered it with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. However, the court ruled 4-1 said the ballot summary was inaccurate in its description.
New Guns In 2020
It may not be anywhere near Christmas but the guns coming out (and already out!) will make you feel like a kid running down the stairs waiting to open their gifts! There are new revolvers, pistols, shotguns and so much more!
One of the most anticipated guns of the year is the Ruger-57. Ruger one of the top firearm manufactures in the world have done it again. Packing a whopping 20 round steel magazine. A traditionally styled semi-automatic pistol chambered for the 5.7x28mm cartridge. The gun only weighs 24.5 oz and is easily handled. With a very manageable recoil (almost none), and a high velocity that could hit long range targets. The gun also comes with an under-barrel rail to mount a light or a laser. Compared to FN Five-seveN it is almost half the price! One of the only downsides of this unique firearm is the high cost of ammunition. The unconventional 5.7mm. Hopefully the introduction of the Ruger-57 will lower the price of the ammunition now that there is another competitor in the 57 market.
DAN WESSON DWX COMPACT 9MM
Another highly anticipated firearm in 2020 is the DWX Compact. Like the new kid in high school the Compact is the “cool” gun in town. Chambered in 9mm based off of a 1911 slide on a CZ 75 frame. It has a 4″ match grade barrel along with a capacity of 15 rounds. The gun only weighs 28.5 ounces. The Picatinny rail allows for accessories to be attached to the gun like a weapon light or laser device. Designed initially for competition use, the DWX has evolved into much more than that, with both full-size and compact variants. Its locked breech barrel system is simple, ditching the standard 1911 link system and using CZ-style takedown via the slide stop. With the grip angle and contours that have made the CZ 75 a stand-out in the realm of pistol ergonomics, the DWX is a natural fit to most hands. Just like the new cool kid you’ll want to be friends with this beast!
What more can be said that already hasn’t been said? We’ll say it anyway. Winchester has brought back the old classic 1895. Brought back for its 125 year anniversary. It was designed, as the best guns usually were, by John Moses Browning and was a popular model in its initial long production run, which lasted until 1940. Calibers available are .30-40 Krag, .405 Winchester and last but not least the .30-06, which the original model was chambered for. Now you don’t have to be Teddy Roosevelt to own a piece of history. With its quick handling characteristics, box magazine and pointed bullet capability, the model 1895 changed the world of sporting rifles forever. Today’s Winchester model 1895 has every bit and more of the integrity, reliability, and accuracy that legends are made of.
RUGER MARK IV STANDARD .22 LR PISTOL
Ruger has hit yet another home run with the Ruger Mark IV Standard. A semi-automatic handgun, an exciting update to the standard pistol that has been a favorite for over 50 years. Features a one-piece CNC-machined grip frame for exceptional precision and a simple one-button takedown that makes chamber-to-muzzle cleaning a breeze. Ergonomic bolt stops. Adjustable rear sights. Receiver is drilled and tapped for Weaver- and Picatinny-style scope-base adapters. Includes two 10-round magazines. The gun weighs 2.15 pounds and made right here in the USA. What more needs to be said?
Another classic has returned! Building on Colt’s Snake Gun legacy, the legendary double-action revolver returns in stainless steel in 4.25” and 6” barrel lengths. Since 1955, the Python was a deluxe revolver in every way intended to win competitions, take game, and serve for personal defense with no need for further modifications. The Python is back in a 4.25-inch and 6-inch variant. Other features include a recessed target crown, user-interchangeable front sight with a red ramp, an adjustable rear, and an updated walnut grip with a gold Colt medallion. The Python is chambered in .357 Magnum and also accommodates .38 Special cartridges. While there are other .357 Magnums out there that may be cheaper and have more flash. You pick up this classic to appreciate.
MOSSBERG 940 PRO
Designed in conjunction with World Champion shooter Jerry Miculek, the new 940 JM Pro is feature-rich, fast-cycling, and ultra-competitive. The shotgun holds 9+1 rounds, has a three-inch chamber. A new durable gas system that allows for up to 1500 rounds between cleaning, nickel boron-coated internal parts for smooth operation, and a competition-level loading port, elevator, and follower. Special corrosion resistant finishes on internal parts for smooth cycling and ease cleaning operations, adjustable overtravel and knurled charging handle. From the woods to self defense this shotgun means serious business and mossberg is not here to play games.
HK SP5 9mm
The SP5 was developed by Heckler & Koch as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun. The SP5 is the roller-delayed blowback operating system, which is legendary for its accuracy, reliability, and smooth shooting dynamic.etains many of the critical elements of the MP5, including its precision-machined components and attention to detail. The high level of quality and workmanship is a result of making the SP5 in the same factory, on the same lines, and by the same workforce that has been making MP5s for years. The New SP5 will make all those generic MP5 copies out there look like nothing more than gun store consolation prizes.
What is still to come?
Mind you that it is only June and we have had one hell of a year thus far, and only more good news is bound to come. What will you be looking forward to in the remainder of 2020?