Hosting 2,500 exhibitors – including Swampfox – and attracting over 55,000 attendees, SHOT Show is the annual launch pad for new firearms and accessories. This week, the team traveled to Las Vegas for the 46th largest firearms industry event of the year.
While most of our time was spent showing off new optics, we managed to sneak away from the booth for a bit to walk the nearly 14 miles of show floor and see the latest the industry has to offer.
Continuing our series highlighting new guns and gear, below are 12 of the best new accessories, suppressors, and knives announced at SHOT Show 2024. Check out the rest of our SHOT Show coverage for even more new products and scenes from the show.
Vantage Point Armory Compensators
Expanding Vantage Point Archery into firearms, newly formed Vantage Point Armory identified a hole in the industry for Beretta PX4 Storm accessories. Wanting to mitigate recoil of the DA/SA pistols, VP Armory created a frame-mounted compensator. Requiring no threaded barrel, the compensator uniquely interfaces with a SureFire X300-A weapon light to fit into existing holsters and then mounts onto the pistol’s dustcover rail with zero slide interference. Compensators are currently available for PX4 Storm Full Size and Compact Carry models (rail and light-mounted), as well as compact slide Glock models (e.g., 19, 23, 45).
MSRP: $150.00 / vparmory.com
Nightforce Configurable Field Spotting Scope
If you’ve ever called wind for a friend or glassed on a hunt, you know how cumbersome spotting scopes they can be. With the new Configurable Field Spotting (CFS) Scope, Nightforce set out to improve field practicality, ergonomics, configurability, and optical quality. With a 50mm objective lens, slim body, and 6-36x magnification range, the CFS is lightweight and easy to pack in the field or on the range. Its integrated base allows for versatile tripod mounting and its optional accessory cage and platform provide stable platforms for attaching laser rangefinders, data cards, and other optics. The CFS is offered in three reticle options.
MSRP: $2,950.00 / nightforceoptics.com
Flux Defense Raider 365 Chassis
Downsizing the popular Raider/Raider X for the SIG Sauer P320, Flux Defense debuted the new Raider 365 Chassis for the P365 at SHOT Show 2024. Utilizing an auto-deployed side-folding stock/brace with longer length of pull to maintain proper sight picture, the Raider P365 features an integrated speed-load magazine grip that drops both the full and empty mag, underslide accessory rail, and optional extended barrel and non-reciprocating optic mount. Extending the capability of a standard P365, the Flux chassis can be holstered and quickly accessed from the appendix position.
MSRP: TBD / fluxdefense.com
Magpul AMAG 17 SG9
While polymer has always been synonymous with Magpul, the 25-year-old company is changing that with the introduction of their first alloy magazine – the AMAG 17 SG9. Designed for the SIG Sauer P320/M17, the 17-round AMAG features a heat-treated, stainless-steel alloy body with polymer sub-components, including high-visibility orange follower. Unlike previous polymer pistol mags, the AMAG optimizes geometry and grip clearance for reliable fit and feeding that you’ve come to expect from Magpul magazines while costing less than OEM options.
MSRP: $34.95 / magpul.com
Safariland APEX Covert Carrier System
In use by law enforcement for 50 years, Safariland set out to improve the traditional plate carrier system with their new APEX Covert Carrier. Designed to meet the dynamic needs of today’s officers, APEX uses a floating architecture and internal suspension to integrate four overlapping ballistic panels in a compression fabric to maximize coverage and performance. APEX vests also feature front zippers for easy wear and tuckable waists to prevent the system from riding up when seated or on the move.
MSRP: Government/LE Only / safariland.com
FN 509 Compensated Barrel Kits
Like many manufacturers, FN has heavily invested in pistol compensators. Following the launch of the compensated 509 CC Edge last year, FN released the larger 509 CC Edge XL in 2024. However, for current FN 509 owners wanting to shoot flatter, you can now add a compensator to your Compact and Midsize 509 pistols by way of new Compensated Barrel Kits. The kits ship with a non-threaded barrel and quick-detach compensator in black or FDE to match your build.
MSRP: $349.00 / fnamerica.com
Breakthrough Clean Suppressor Cleaning Kit
With both suppressor manufacturing and ownership on the rise, Breakthrough Clean Technologies has a new kit to keep gun owners running quietly. Included in its new all-in-one Suppressor Cleaning Kit is a 16 oz. bottle of Breakthrough’s Suppressor Cleaner solvent, a vertical soaking tube, cleaning brushes, retrieval tool, and tool tray. Simply fill the soaking tube with solvent, dunk your suppressor, and let time dissolve the toughest carbon deposits and fouling. And for those who shoot a lot, additional Suppressor Cleaner can be purchased by the gallon.
MSRP: $59.99 / breakthroughclean.com
HUXWRX Shotgun Suppressor
Speaking of suppressors, HUXWRX had a silent surprise at SHOT Show’s Industry Day at the Range with their first shotgun suppressor. Developed in partnership with Genesis Arms to fulfill a contract, the can was designed specifically for their 12-gauge, semi-auto Gen-12 shotgun. Constructed inside and out from titanium with a direct thread mount and breaching standoff, the suppressor utilizes HUX’s Flow Through technology for ultimate performance in a small package. Though not commercially available right now, it sounds like we’ll be seeing the shotgun suppressor hit the civilian market in future.
MSRP: TBD / huxwrx.com
Benchmade Claymore OTF
A new addition to a popular lineup, Benchmade is extending its automatic Claymore family to include four new out-the-front (OTF) dagger variants. Maintaining a durable but lightweight design, the new Claymore OTF sports a black, 3.89” double edge dagger blade (with or without serrations), and choice of black or Range Green Grivory handle with slider release. Measuring 5” closed and under 9” open, the Claymore OTF is the perfect pocket addition for any everyday or professional knife carrier.
MSRP: $400.00 / benchmade.com
Allen Company EZ Aim Thermal ID Targets
For varmint and hog hunters, sight in and take aim with new EZ Aim Thermal ID Targets from Allen Company. Featuring a patented treatment that reveals distinct heat signatures for use with thermal imaging optics in any light without the use of an external heat source, set your zero during the day or simulate stalking at night with three target options – a 12”x12” Grid Bullseye or 24”x12” Coyote or Boar. Thermal ID targets are sold individually.
MSRP: $27.99–49.99 / byallen.com
FosTech .50 Cal Drum Magazine
If money was no object, what would you buy? FosTech has a suggestion with their new .50-caliber Drum Magazine for the Barrett M107 and 82A1. Machined from billet aluminum, the drum mag fits 20 rounds of .50 BMG – or nearly $75 worth of ammo – when fully loaded for an expensive, but fun shooting experience. But considering the Barretts themselves sell for the price of a used car, what’s another $1,600 on top of the cost of ammo? Get on the list to get your drum mag today.
MSRP: $1,599.99 / fostech.com
Angstadt Arms Hydraulic Recoil Guide Rod
One of the last parts of a Glock that hasn’t been overly “perfected” by aftermarket manufacturers is the recoil guide rod. Enter Angstadt Arms with a new hydraulic recoil guide rod. Unlike the traditional “spring on a stick” approach, this scaled down technology actually dampens recoil of the pistol to absorb energy with minimal transfer to the shooter. Tested over a million times on a machine and in both cold and hot temperatures, Angstadt is fine-tuning the concept for a release later this year, beginning with the Glock 19.
MSRP: $185.00 / angstadtarms.com
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