Few guns turned as many heads at the 2017 SHOT Show as Taurus’ new SPECTRUM. The teal and stainless model in particular will not only prove to be a showstopper, it will likely become a popular carry gun, for good reason. The compact .380 includes soft-touch panels for a sure grip and soft corners for a positive draw. It has a reversible magazine release, a diminutive 2.8-inch barrel and a six-round magazine. Total weight is just 10 ounces (unloaded), and the overall length is a concealable 5.4 inches. Front and rear sights are low profile for fast access, and the trigger pull is 7 to 9 pounds. It’s available in a variety of colors and finishes. ($289; TaurusUSA.com)
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It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of revolvers, semi-autos, classic remakes or improvements on existing pistols and revolvers, there was something for every handgunner at the 2017 SHOT Show, the largest firearms and hunting trade show in the world. Not only did manufacturers unveil a wide variety of new models and new configurations of old models, a handful of custom gun makers even introduced guns that are as beautiful as they are functional.