Walther continues its reputation for quality with its newest pistol, the Creed. It’s an ideal carry or home defense gun or a great one for the range, thanks to the comfortable, non-slip grip, an ambidextrous magazine release and a Picatinny rail mount. It also includes a pre-cocked, double-action trigger system and a bobbed hammer for a no-snag draw. The Creed is available in two models. One has a 10-round capacity; the other holds 16 rounds. Both options weigh 27 ounces and have a 4-inch barrel. ($399; WaltherArms.com)
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.