The MDP-9 is an AR-style pistol featuring a unique roller-delayed blowback system. It’s compact, lightweight, has light recoil, takes Glock magazines, and it's suppressor ready. The roller-delayed system cuts the need for a buffer tube. It weighs in at just 3.6 pounds.
Read More: MDP-9 at SHOT Show 2022
Beretta has debuted the newest addition to its venerable Model 92 family of 9mm pistols, the red-dot-ready 92X Performance Carry Optic. Debuted over the weekend during the 2022 USPSA Carry Optic National Championship at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama, the newest 92X Performance series pistol is compliant with all USPA division regulations for Carry Optics, as the name implies.
READ MORE: New 92X Performance Carry Optic 9mm
Following up on the APX A1 series introduced last year, Beretta has a new full-sized 9mm that is ready for red-dot use right out of the box. The new APX A1 FS is a striker-fired 9mm with what Beretta calls "a crisp, class-dominating trigger" as well as improved ergonomics, more aggressive slide serrations, full ambi controls, and a straighter grip profile with 360-degree texturing.
This is the latest version of the M9A4. Beretta has shortened the barrel with the new Centurion model. It has the same height and Xtreme Trigger System as the full-size M9A4, but it’s about half an inch shorter.
The new 92X RDO Compact is a shorter, more compact version of the 92X RDO, which was introduced in 2021.
With a capacity of 15+1, you’ll still have plenty of firepower, but the RDO Compact uses a shorter grip frame, reducing capacity by three rounds when compared to the standard 92X RDO. It has an aggressively textured grip, a Picatinny rail, and front slide serrations.
The new budget-friendly BRG9 Elite is a 16+1 double-stack 9mm imported from Burgu Metal in Turkey. It’s packed with features like an ambidextrous magazine release, a grip safety, striker-status indicator, and an under-barrel Picatinny rail.
Read More: BRG9 Elite First 100 Rounds Review
Florida-based Century Arms this week announced the new Draco 9S AK pistol series, which is chambered in 9mm and accepts CZ EVO 9 Scorpion magazines. Century has spent the past decade bringing in a line of Kalash pistols made by CUGIR in Romania. Branded under the Draco name, they have included 7.62x39mm standard, Micro and Mini Dracos, as well as a blowback 9mm dubbed the NAK9 that accepted Glock 17/19 mags.
Read More: Century Draco 9S Now Takes Scorpion Mags
Missouri-based CMMG this week announced a new series of Compact Action AR-15 pistols in three calibers. The new CMMG Dissent is billed as the company's "most stowable PDW" and blends AR modularity – the upper pairs with any mil-spec AR-15 lower – with a bufferless action that creates a platform just 14.7 inches in overall length. Available in 5.56 NATO, 5.7 NATO, and .300 Blackout, weight in all versions is just 4.6 pounds.
Read More: CMMG Dissent Buffer-Less AR in 5.56, 5.7, 300BLK
Listening to customer input, Cocoa, Florida-based EAA Corp is set to start shipping an expanded series of Girsan MCP35 Hi-Power clones, complete with 21st-century updates. Coming this summer are the MCP35 Match and MCP35 Ops, both all-steel construction, short-recoil-operated classics that Mr. John Browning would recognize. However, the new guns, departing from the more basic MCP35 that we've highlighted in reviews and tests, offer features that both the average gun owner and the competitive shooter will love.
Read More: EAA Girsan Releases MCP35 Match & MCP35 OPS
The new FN 509 CC Edge – with the "CC" standing for Compact Compensated rather than a tribute to the "Ma" Rainey/Elvis song – ships standard with a quick-detach self-indexing comp. FN says it significantly decreases felt recoil – by as much as 25 percent – while preserving the 7.5-inch pistol's ability to carry concealed.
Read More: New FN 509 Compact Compensated CC Edge
FN America on Monday announced a long-anticipated update to its Five-seveN pistol, one that brings improved ergonomics and an optics-ready slide to the party. Originally introduced in 1998 after a decade of development during the Cold War, the 5.7 NATO chambered FN Five-seveN, while interesting, was starting to feel a bit out dated. So, now it's finally entered the new age with modern optics and ergonomic updates.
FN left the High Power market in 2017, but it has returned with new versions for 2022. FN has three new models featuring improved internals, flush 17+1 magazines, and the capability to run hollow-point ammunition. They feature ambidextrous controls (great for you left-handers) and are available in FDE, stainless, and black finishes.
Nevada-based GForce Arms announced it plans to make a move into the domestic handgun market with an American-made 9mm based on the Baby Glock but with an RMR footprint slide cut. If you haven't heard of GForce, which is certainly possible as they just popped up last March, the company has primarily been marketing imported shotguns with clever names such as the Pumpernickel (because it's a pump-action with a nickel finish) and the Filthy Pheasant (a sub-$500 over/under).
The Rough Rider TC is optics ready with a Picatinny rail, but it features an elevated fiber-optic front sight with a rear notch that continues through the Picatinny rail. It also has a threaded muzzle for accessories.
The slim, polymer P15 is a striker-fired 9mm with a capacity of 15+1. It has high-visibility fiber-optic/tritium sights that come standard, features a palm safety, and weighs in at just 14 ounces. The grip on the P15 is KelTec’s patented Gator Grip.
Read More: KelTec Shows Off New P15 Pistol
With many Cerakote and barrel options (Alpha, Beta, and Combat), the Lionheart Regulus 9mm features what they’re calling “Double Action Plus.” This translates to the trigger pull having three different settings. The more standard and long double-action, an improved double-action mode, and a lighter single-action mode are all options with this hammer-fired gun.
Read More: Lionheart's ‘Double Action Plus’ Pistols
IWI put their Masada pistol on a diet this year, introducing a slimmer variant that takes the gun from a Glock 17 class to something closer to a Glock 43X that's more appropriate for concealed carry. The Masada Slim is a 9mm with a 13+1 capacity and features a flat-faced trigger and 3.4-inch barrel with SIG Sauer-pattern sights.
Read More: Masada Pistol Loses Bulk, Goes Slim
The long-awaited 9mm Phoenix features a direct-weighted blowback system that makes it easy to control for the shooter. It has ambidextrous AR-15-style fire controls that make it a great option for left-handed shooters. It ships with a mil-spec trigger and a Picatinny rail on the back.
Read More: New POF-USA Phoenix 9mm Pistol
A more carry-friendly take on the SAR9 X, the Compact X runs a 4-inch hammer-forged barrel, giving it an overall length of 7.2 inches. When coupled with its standard 15+1 capacity, this pistol comes into the same neighborhood as the Glock 19, FN 509, CZ P-10C, and S&W M&P9 M2.0 Compact but at a budget-friendly price.
Read More: New Sarsilmaz SAR9 Compact X
The 110 PCS is a bolt-action handgun available in multiple calibers. It features a 10.5-inch barrel, a left-handed bolt with right-handed eject, a Picatinny rail at the rear, AccuTrigger, and a threaded barrel.
It’s available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .223 Remington, .300 AA Blackout, .308 Winchester, and .250 Legend.
The newest in the P210 series, the Carry is built specifically for concealed carry. Similarly sized to the SIG 1911 Lightweight Commander, the P210 Carry weighs in at 29 ounces and has a frame-mounted manual thumb safety.
Read More: SIG Sauer P210 Carry Review
Formerly just a product of SIG's German Master Shop, the XFIVE is now made in America a decade after disappearing from the company's catalog altogether. While P226s have been around since the 1970s, the hyper-accurate XFIVE was hard to get on this side of the Atlantic. Essentially a match-quality single-action-only 226 longslide with a 5-inch barrel, the original was a Teutonic range beast, tipping the scales at almost 50 ounces due to the fact it was all stainless steel except for the grips.
Read More: SIG Sauer Brings Back the P226 XFIVE
Originally introduced in the early 1990s as a more compact companion to the P226, the P229 has gone on to become one of the most popular models in the series. The new P229 Pro is optics ready, bumps the standard capacity to 15+1 (over the older 13+1), and weighs in at 30.1 ounces.
Read More: Optics-Ready SIG Sauer P229 PRO
We've been kicking the new SIG Sauer P322 .22 LR pistol around for a couple of months. So far, it has given us over 3,200 reasons to love it. Introduced in March – on 3/22 as a matter of fact – SIG's first rimfire pistol since the much-disliked Mosquito was swatted about a decade ago, has been flying high. A hammer-fired 20+1 shot .22 LR pistol, the P322 uses an internal stainless steel frame inside a polymer grip while the pistol's aluminum slide contains a 4-inch barrel, which gives the blowback-action rimfire an overall length of 7 inches.
Read More: Review – 3,222 Rounds on the SIG Sauer P322
The most feature-rich member of SIG Sauer's P365 series of everyday carry pistols is the new XMACRO, which brings a redesigned grip module, 18-shot capacity, and integrated compensator along for the ride. SIG Sauer debuted the original 10+1 shot 9mm P365 in January 2018, and it soon became one of the best-selling pistols on the market, single-handedly launching the ever-growing "Micro 9" trend of imitators, and soon surpassed over a million guns sold.
Read More: 17+1 Optics Ready SIG P365 XMACRO Comp Review
This Performance Model pistol extends the DR920 line from Texas-based Shadow Systems. The DR920P boasts a capacity of 17+1 rounds in a standard magazine and will fit in most holsters designed for the Glock 34. Tritium front sights sit on top of the non-reciprocating compensator for quick target acquisition. It’s a performance-driven gun with a spiral-fluted match-grade barrel, flat trigger, and aggressive texturing.
The CR920 is the newest micro-sized 9mm handgun from Shadow Systems. It offers a 10+1 standard capacity but can go to a 13+1 with the extended magazine. The weight is 17.8 ounces, and it features a flat-faced trigger with a 4.5 to 5-pound trigger pull. It will fit in most holsters designed for the Glock 43. It’s available in three models: Combat, Combat Optic, and Elite.
Read More: Shadow Systems New DR920P, CR920
Blending the now old-school gray man aesthetic of the 3rd Gen polymer-framed striker-fired game with the features that folks not familiar with the Weaver stance want, Shadow Systems has a new pistol series. The Texas-based company basically known for doing what Glock should have done announced its "starting at $679" Foundation series with three alphabet-souped-up models.
Read More: New Shadow Systems Foundation Series 9mm Pistols
The newest P365-380 model is the ground-breaking P365 in .380. Built for concealment, it offers less recoil and great control. It uses the same grip module and fire control unit as the 9mm variant, keeping the dimensions compatible with already available holster options. A micro-compact carry gun with lighter recoil and a 10+1 capacity, it’s perfect for any shooter looking for a small but controllable gun.
Read More: SIG's New P365-380 in .380 ACP
Dropping the M&P pistol's standard polymer frame for one crafted of T6 aluminum, the new M&P9 M2.0 METAL is still striker-fired but is optics-ready and, with a Tungsten Gray Cerakote finish, has a unique aesthetic from America's oldest pistol maker. Still capable of fitting standard M&P9 compatible holsters and using the same magazines, the gun offers a more rigid feel for those who are fans of the model but don't love the "whip" of a polymer-framed firearm.
Springfield announced a new model of the 15+1 capacity Hellcat Pro micro 9mm pistol, shipping with a micro red dot already installed. The new Hellcat Pro combo includes both an Optical Sight Pistol, or OSP, configuration handgun and a Shield SMSc 4-MOA optic along with a pair of flush-fitting 15+1 capacity mags for a sub-$1K price. Announced earlier this year, the Hellcat Pro runs 6.6 inches in overall length and 1 inch in width, which puts it in the same box as the nominally 10+1 capacity Glock 43X.
Read More: Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro with Shield SMSc Red Dot
With a laser-stippled grip module and a gold flat trigger, the 9mm polymer-framed P365XL Spectre Comp has an optics-ready slide and an integrated compensator that can’t work itself loose and reduces muzzle flip by around 30 percent. It offers a titanium-nitride gold barrel and X-RAY 3 day/night sights. Standard magazines hold 10 rounds with a 12-round steel magazine also available.
Read More: SIG's New P365XL Spectre Comp
The latest addition to the Smith & Wesson lineup is the CSX.
Small in size, it still offers a generous 10+1 capacity with a flush-fit magazine. It’s a hammer-fired pistol with a popular flat-faced trigger and a long beavertail to guard the hand. There’s an ambidextrous thumb safety and slide-release, and a swappable magazine release, so it’s a great gun whether you’re left or right handed.
Read More: S&W CSX First 100 Rounds Review
Red-dot ready right out of the box via Smith & Wesson's C.O.R.E. system and boasting an extended suppressor-ready threaded barrel, the new S&W M&P9 M2.0 Compact Spec Series kit scratches a lot of itches. The third iteration of Smith's M&P Spec Series line comes complete with a 4.6-inch threaded barrel – making it optimal for those quiet moments – while the high sights co-witness over cans and through most micro red dots.
Read More: Optics Ready Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Spec
Smith & Wesson this week announced the newest member of the all stainless-steel X-frame revolver family, a seven-shot .350 Legend wheel gun complete with a 7.5-inch ported barrel. The new S&W Legend Model 350 is a flat-out beast, running over a foot long (13.5 inches) and with an unloaded weight of 71.5 ounces. However, it is the first production revolver that delivers the ability to run the new .350 Legend cartridge from a handgun while utilizing moon clips for loading and unloading from its fluted cylinder.
Read More: Smith & Wesson Goes Legend With Model 350 Revolver
Two popular pistols just got upgraded and are now also chambered in the new .30 Super Carry. The advantage of the .30 Super Carry is that it offers a higher round count than a 9mm (+2) with improved performance over a .380 round.
Springfield Armory continues to add pages to its catalog when it comes to the new Emissary series of "refined" M1911s with a new Commander-length model in 9mm. With a distinctive frame that includes a squared, glove-friendly trigger guard, the Emissary has wrap-around grip texturing, a skeletonized hammer, and a solid-body flat-faced trigger.
Read More: Springfield's New 9mm Emissary Commander
Built to perform for the modern shooter while still maintaining traditional 1911 features and ergonomics, the new Springfield Armory Garrison 1911 in 9mm is meant to offer an heirloom-quality gun in the classic 1911 style but chambered for the popular 9mm round. The guns run match-grade 5-inch barrels and the standard layout of Mr. John Browning's classic design.
The newest Micro 9 from Springfield is the Hellcat Pro. Featuring a flush magazine with a capacity of 15 rounds, a set of co-witnessing U-Dot tritium sights, and a Picatinny rail that’s longer than the rail on the standard Hellcat to allow for a wider range of accessories. The length of the hammer-forged barrel is 3.7 inches.
Read More: Springfield Armory 15+1 Hellcat Pro
The new XD-M Elite 4.5 Optical Sight Pistol, as its name would infer, comes standard from Croatia via Springer with a 4.5-inch hammer-forged steel barrel and a slide milled for a micro red dot. With a 7.6-inch overall length, the pistol includes an extended and flared “short” magwell for rapid magazine swaps. Speaking of mags, the XD-M Elite 4.5 OSP has a 16+1 capacity in 10mm Auto.
Read More: 16+1 Capacity XD-M Elite 4.5 OSP 10mm
New from Taurus in 2022 is the 605 Defender. It’s a hammer-fired DA/SA revolver with a 3-inch barrel. Standard with factory tritium front night sights with an orange outline, it’s chambered in .357 Magnum/.38 Special. Designed for personal protection, it offers a smooth, clean barrel and frame profile for easy drawing and reholstering.
Taurus showed up with a host of new guns this year and expanded their Taurus 856 line with a snubby offshoot chambered in the somewhat neglected .327 Federal Magnum. The gun is also capable of accepting .32 H&R Magnum and .32 S&W Long cartridges.
Read More: Taurus Adds New Handguns
Another hybrid design, the G3XL blends the grip of the compact G2c with the 4-inch barrel and slide of the G3. It’s very concealable but boasts a capacity of 12+1 while weighing in at 24 ounces.
Read More: Meet the G3XL – Review
The new GX4XL adds 0.64-inch to the overall length of the popular GX4 ultra-compact 9mm. With a 3.7-inch barrel translating to a pistol that runs 6.43 inches overall, you could argue this 11+1 capacity carry pistol does the same thing for the GX4 series as the G3XL does for the G3C. That extra length, contends Taurus, "further tightens the point-of-aim/point-of-impact ratio" on the already decently-performing GX4.
Built for competition, the TX22 Competition SCR provides less recoil and reduced muzzle rise. It has a Tandemkross Game Changer Pro Squared compensator, match-grade bull barrel, and a Tandemkross Eagle Talon extractor, which will help counter failure-to-eject malfunctions during competition/high-use range sessions regardless of the range conditions.
Tennessee-based Tisas USA debuted a feature-rich 10mm for the people: the two-tone D10 1911. Tisas, brought in from Turkey through SDS Imports in recent years, has built a good reputation, especially when it comes to John Browning's single-action platforms. We've reviewed their Tanker, a Commander-sized 1911 .45 ACP, and found it to be, well, an absolute tank. The new D10 runs a 5-inch hammer-forged barrel inside a forged full-sized slide with front and rear cocking serrations.
Read More: $799 Tisas 10mm D10 1911
Tennessee-based Tisas USA is paddling out into the more upscale 1911 market with the introduction of its new 1911 Match pistol. Feature-rich when compared to a basic Government Issue .45, the Tisas 1911 Match starts with a forged stainless-steel slide and frame, adds a 416R hammer-forged barrel with an 11-degree crown, and finishes off the whole affair with a ton of enhanced ergonomics. Under the hood are tuned Series 70 internals and an overtravel-adjustable match trigger.
A faithful clone of a palm-sized Italian classic by way of Turkey, the Tisas Fatih has an easy Baker's Dozen of .380 rounds on hand at an affordable price. Clearing elephants out of the room to begin with, the Fatih recalls Beretta's 80-series Cheetah design, specifically a mash-up of the Model 83/84 in .380 ACP. A simple blowback action, the pistol is light due to its abbreviated size, open-top slide, and aluminum frame.
Read More: 13+1 Old School .380 Joy
Featuring a Commander-sized top half and a lightweight Ed Brown Bobtail-fitted frame, the new Stingray Carry from Tisas is a more modern take on a 9mm 1911 at an attractive price. The newest single-action hammer-fired ode to Mr. John Browning from Tennessee-based Tisas USA features an aluminum frame and 4.25-inch barrel inside a hammer-forged steel slide with "snakeskin" serrations. Using Series 70 internals and an ambi safety, the Stingray is two-toned with a Cerakote black finish on the slide and a Stingray Gray frame.
Read More: Sub-$600 Tisas 1911 Stingray Carry Pistol
Tennessee-based Tisas USA has announced a new 1911-style single-action pistol to follow up on its popular Tanker model, offering the new gun in more calibers and finishes. We've talked about the Commander-sized Tisas Tanker a few different times here previously and found it held up well in testing.
Read More: New Tisas Tank Commander in 9mm, 45
Walther released a new version of its new, ergonomically friendly, and well-liked Performance Duty Pistol that is specifically tailored to female shooters. The new F-series models have a host of unique features that include a 20-percent reduction in the force required to rack the slide, a smaller grip circumference, and a shorter trigger-reach distance.
Walther has a new rimfire handgun but is doing it differently these days, introducing the MRD-cut Walther Magnum Pistol in .22 Winchester Magnum. While it may look like the old P22, the new WMP comes ready with two flush-fit 15-round magazines and two optics adaptor plates included. Using an aluminum slide with lightening cuts over a polymer frame, the WMP runs a 4.5-inch barrel, which gives it an overall length of 8.2-inches. Weight is 27.8 ounces.
Read More: Walther WMP Optics Ready 22 Mag Pistol
Known as "The One," this combination rifle/pistol can transform from a rifle to a pistol and is modular in even more ways. With multiple dust covers, two different backstraps and front straps, and three different magwells, there’s no limit to the customization you can do with "The One." Grips will be available in black, gray, and FDE.
Read More: ZRO Delta's Modular ‘The One’ Gun System
The new Canyon from Bergara has a fluted, tapered barrel and weighs in at less than 7 pounds. It features an AG Composites carbon-fiber stock, detachable magazine, and is available in either 22 or 24-inch options depending on what it’s chambered in. Bergara says it’s one of the best hunting rifles they’ve ever built.
An ultralight and modular precision rifle, the MgLite claims to be the first rifle chasis system in the world to weigh under 2 pounds, with an overall weight between 6.6 and 6.8 pounds. It’s available in 22-inch or 24-inch barrels, depending on model, and also features a built-in bubble level and machined-in RRS 1.5-inch dovetail in the forend.
This straight-pull bolt-action hunting/precision rifle from Bushmaster uses an XM-10 barrel, magazine, and handguard, allowing for easy caliber conversion. Available in both .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor, the BA30 straight-pull is a great option whether you’re a hunter or a precision shooter. It’s available with 18 or 24-inch barrels.
Read More: Bushmaster's New BA30 Straight-Pull Bolt Rifle
Florida-based Century Arms has released the BVT47, featuring (and obvious to the name) a bulged and forged trunnion. It’s all made right here in America with a bulged and forged 4140 steel front trunnion, carburized 4140 steel block, a 1.5mm heat-treated 4130 steel receiver, and a 16-inch chrome-moly 4150 steel barrel. It ships with a standard 30-round AK30R magazine (where legal).
Read More: Century's Brand-New BFT47
The MHR from Christensen Arms is a bolt-action modular design featuring carbon-fiber technology. It’s said to be one of the most customizable platforms on today’s market. It has swappable stock designs, grips, forends, magazines, trigger guards, etc. The MHR uses an aluminum chassis and new bolt shroud, with hunter-specific features in the stock, adjustable comb height, cheek rise, and length of pull. It will be available in several color options.
Read More: Christensen Modern Hunting Rifle at SHOT 2022
Chambered in .308 Winchester, the DD5 SBR offers a fully ambidextrous lower that's perfect for left-handers. It features a 12.5-inch barrel and a mid-length gas system. The DD5 SBR also accepts all SR-25 pattern magazines. It has a Daniel Defense Delta 5 Pro Compact Barrel, a shorter variant of the Delta 5 Pro. The new Compact Barrel model utilizes a barrel length of 16 or 18 inches and adds an extended Picatinny base, which allows for more rail space for forward-mounted optics.
Read More: Daniel Defense Debuts RIII Rifles
Dark Storm's lightweight DS-25 is an AR-10-style rifle chambered in .308. A shorter receiver lightens the weight and allows for better control and maneuverability. The bolt carrier group is also lighter, which helps create lighter felt recoil. It does have the normal, chunky AR-10-style magazine, but many other features may cause the DS-25 to be mistaken for an AR-15.
Read More: Meet Dark Storm's Lightweight DS-25 .308
FN debuted the third generation of its FN 15 variant in a designated marksman rifle configuration offered in three colors. Besides its black, gray, and FDE color choices, the FN 15 DMR3 comes standard with a redesigned Hybrid-profile 18-inch barrel with a SureFire ProComp muzzle brake, and a Geissele two-stage trigger. Other features include FN’s custom furniture, a Radian Raptor-LT ambidextrous charging handle, and Radian Talon ambidextrous safety selector.
Read More: New FN 15 DMR3 Rifles in Black, FDE, and Gray
New from Howa is a lightweight hunting rifle, the Elevate. It weighs in at only 4.2 pounds unloaded. It will be available in either a carbon (black/gray carbon-fiber stock) or a Kryptek camo model. Calibers include 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 6.5 Grendel, and .308 Winchester.
All have carbon-fiber wrapped barrels with a length of 24 inches, a two-stage trigger, AccuBlock lug bed, and a Limbsaver butt pad.
Another hunting option is the Henry Long Ranger Express. It’s chambered in .223 Remington/5.56 NATO and sports a shorter 16.5-inch steel sporter barrel that's threaded for muzzle devices and suppressors.
The furniture on the Long Ranger Express is a gray laminate weather-resistant wood, fitted with sling studs and a recoil pad. This carbine measures 37 inches overall and weighs 7 pounds.
Based on the AK-101 platform, Kalashnikov USA's KR-101 is chambered in 5.56 NATO. It features a side-folding stock, 16.5-inch barrel, and common Bulgarian-style magazines, but steel-reinforced magazines will also be produced by Kalashnikov.
The Guide Gun, a hard-hitting carbine with an 18.5-inch barrel chambered in .45-70 Government, was one of the "old" Marlin's staples, produced from 1998 until 2020 when the brand shuttered with the bankruptcy of Remington Outdoors. Now, with Marlin since acquired by Ruger and moved under the house of the Red Phoenix, the Guide is back in the field.
Read More: Ruger Brings Back the Marlin 1895 Guide Gun
Constructed of stainless and laminate, this big-bore .45-70 Government is Ruger’s first lever-action Marlin rifle. Designed with tight tolerances throughout, the 1895 SBL has a spiral-fluted bolt, thinner forend, and refined stock. Adjustable ghost-ring rear sights compliment the tritium/fiber-optic front sight.
With a barrel length of 19 inches, it offers a full-length magazine tube that holds 6+1 rounds.
Ruger on Wednesday announced the reintroduction of the Marlin 1895 Trapper, with improvements including a receiver-mounted Skinner Sight system and suppressor-ready barrel. Previously, while under the now-defunct Remington Outdoors banner, Marlin marketed the Trapper, a carbine-length big-bore .45-70 that was short, quick-handling, and optimized for hunting or protection from dangerous animals, from 2018 until the company closed its lines in 2020.
This new direct impingement AR-10-style rifle from Maxim Defense is offered in multiple calibers. Models range from using an 18-inch PROOF Research carbon-fiber barrel or a stainless-steel barrel. The weight comes in at around 9 pounds, depending on the configuration and barrel choice. This rifle offers ambidextrous controls and a Gisselle SSA-E trigger.
Read More: Maxim Reaches Out With New MD:11
The newest hunting rifle from Nosler is the Model 21. It offers a spiral-fluted one-piece bolt, a McMillan carbon-fiber stock painted in all-weather epoxy. The M16-style extractor and fire control group means you’ll be able to take down the gun without any additional tools, making it quick and easy to maintain.
The Model 21 is available in many calibers, so there’s a perfect option no matter what you’re hunting.
Read More: New Lightweight Nosler 21 Rifles
Chambered in .223 Wylde to fire both 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington effectively, Rock River Arms' Assurance Carbine was designed with a quad rail, forged receiver, and a threaded 16-inch barrel. It comes standard with a CAR-length gas system, gas block, sling mount, Hogue pistol grip, a six-position buttstock, and a sling mount. It also comes with a lifetime warranty from Rock River Arms.
Read More: New – Rock River Arms Assurance Carbine
Ruger debuted a new variant of its Precision Rifle with a competition-ready model developed in conjunction with Doug Koenig.
Complete with a factory-installed adjustable TriggerTech trigger, a 26-inch heavy-contour (.850-inch at the muzzle) stainless-steel barrel with 5R rifling, and a folding adjustable stock, the new Ruger Custom Shop variant of the company's Precision Rifle platform checks a lot of boxes.
Read More: New – Ruger Custom Shop 6.5 Creedmoor Precision Rifle
Georgia's resurrected RemArms has announced its first new rifle, an extensive update to the popular Model 700 bolt gun. In a two-minute video posted to social media on Friday, RemArms CEO Ken D'Arcy announced the new Remington 700 Alpha 1, which he said has been in development over the past year.
Ruger has added a new variant to its PC Carbine series, this one shipping standard with a set of very pack and trail-friendly furniture.
The latest PC Carbine is a 9mm semi-auto dressed in one of Magpul's Stealth Gray Backpacker stocks. Featuring a threaded and fluted 16.12-inch barrel, the overall length with the carbine assembled is 35 inches.
Read More: PC Carbine With Magpul Backpacker Stock
The new Ruger Small-Frame Autoloading Rifle is more appropriately described as a .308 Winchester-chambered AR-15 rather than a true AR-10 as its barrel and bolt are roughly the same size overall as the company's AR-556 series and accepts standard AR-15 trigger groups, receiver end plates, charging handles, pistol grips, and adjustable stocks. Ruger has hit the ground running with the new rifle available in both a 16-inch (6.8 pounds) and 20-inch (7.3 pounds) format.
Read More: AR-15-Sized .308-caliber Ruger Small-Frame Autoloading Rifle
The new A17 is a semi-automatic delayed blowback rifle now chambered in .17 Winchester Super Magnum. Two models, the A17 Sporter and the A17 Target both have case-hardened receivers set into gray laminate stocks. The barrel length is 22 inches, both rifles also have a user-adjustable AccuTrigger and a hard-chrome bolt with an oversized bolt handle for easy manipulation.
Either model is a great choice for small game hunting or target shooting and use eight-round rotary magazines.
With a beavertail forend, the 110 Tactical features a stainless-steel carbon-fiber wrapped threaded barrel. It offers an AccuTrigger, AccuFit technology, and an AccuStock right out of the box. There’s a one-piece 20-MOA rail, detachable box magazines, and three sling swivel studs for customized sling placement.
The 110 Carbon Tactical weighs in at just over 7.5 pounds and is available in .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 6.5 PRC. Color choices are gray or FDE.
The Magpul Hunter features an upgraded aluminum bedding block and is available in both left and right-hand options. It has an 18-inch carbon-steel heavy threaded barrel, user-adjustable AccuTrigger, and a 20-MOA rail. The fully adjustable Magpul Hunter stock has M-LOK slots on three sides, a knurled bolt handle for easy manipulation, a drilled and tapped receiver, and a Tungsten Cerekote coated barrel, receiver, and bolt handle.
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Designed in partnership with world champion 3-Gun competitor Daniel Horner, New Hampshire-based SIG Sauer this week announced the new DH3 competition platform in its M400 rifle series. The M400 DH3 rifle is a SIG Direct Impingement aluminum frame rifle with a Cerakote Elite Titanium finish and DH3 fully-adjustable competition stock. Standard from the factory is a two-stage adjustable Timney Daniel Horner signature trigger and a 1:8-twist 16-inch fluted stainless .223 Wylde-chambered barrel with a three-chamber compensator for recoil mitigation.
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The Volunteer series of guns are the latest AR-style rifles from Smith & Wesson. With two overall models (the Volunteer XV and Volunteer XV Pro), you can choose from traditional options like A2 front sight posts or optics-ready variants. The competition-ready Pro series is complete with a long M-Lok rail and Primary Weapon System muzzle brake.
Both offer flat-faced triggers, B5 System stocks and grips, and chromed firing pins as standard equipment on the Volunteer line.
Chambered in 5.56 NATO, this new bullpup has an overall length of just 28.25 inches. Despite its smaller stature, it still possesses a carbine-length 16-inch CMV barrel with a 1:7 twist. It offers a two-position adjustable short-stroke gas piston system and fully ambidextrous controls.
The ejection system is easily reversible without using special tools. It weighs in at 8 pounds and accepts standard AR magazines and pistol grips.
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Used by the Siberian military, the new M07 by Zavasta is chambered in 7.62x51mm. It features a threaded heavy-profile barrel manufactured from chrome-vanadium cold-hammer-forged steel. The receiver has a polygonal shape. The trigger is adjustable, and the polymer stock is adjustable for cheek and length of pull. There’s also a machined-in Picatinny rail for optics and accessories.
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Making it California-legal, this “featureless” AK-style rifle has a fixed aluminum triangle stock, 10/30 pinned magazine, and a fin grip. It looks much like the standard Zastava M70, including the 16.3-inch cold-hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel, optic side rail, and adjustable front and rear iron sights.
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Expanding the famed Italian company's A400 line for migratory bird fans, Beretta now has added a new 28-gauge model to the autoloading shotgun's family. Complete with a stylized nickel-plated receiver and chambered for 3-inch magnum shells, the new gas-operated A400 Upland in 28 gauge gives users options from light dove to waterfowl loads. With an ergonomic forend and a straightforward design known for reliability, the new model comes standard with an extended bolt handle and release.
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An updated version of the wildly popular A400 series, the A400 Xcel Sporting is an autoloading shotgun designed for clays. It ships standard with enlarged surface controls, Beretta’s Blink gas operating system, and Beretta’s proprietary Kick-Off recoil reduction system. It also features a new laser-engraved Aquatech Shield gray coating.
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Growing up a non-hunter in lower New York State, I’ve not had much opportunity to get out in the field and try hunting, let alone to do it with a mentor. That all changed when I recently received the opportunity to go on a mentored, all-female pheasant hunt with the fine folks at Shoot Like a Girl and Beretta. Making this an even more amazing opportunity, I got to be one of the first to hunt with Beretta’s newest upland shotgun, the Ultraleggero, just days before its debut in the United States.
All three are chambered in 16-gauge and offer the Total Barrel Dynamics and the Invector-DS choke tube system. The A5 Lightning Sweet Sixteen and A5 Sweet Sixteen Upland are set in Turkish walnut furniture, while the A5 Sweet Sixteen Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat is crafted with a composite stock with Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habit camo.
GForce Arms brings an affordable option for those looking for a trusty lever-action gun that is also chambered for .410 bore. These guns have classic lever-action designs at an affordable price and can double as hunting or home-defense shotguns. As one of the kings of affordable guns, GForce offers this lever gun for those who want budget-friendly yet classic function in their firearms.
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Florida-based Kalashnikov USA this month announced a new 12-gauge shotgun model for those wanting a more traditional stock. KUSA isn't a stranger to the AK shotgun market, having other KS-12 models complete with a pistol grip, M4-style collapsible or fixed buttstock, and 10-round mags; as well as the Khaos and Komrade 12 gauge "firearms."
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Connecticut-based Mossberg added another fast-shooting scattergun to its line of 940 Pro shotguns with the unveiling of its new 12-gauge 940 Pro Tactical shotgun with a 3-inch chamber this week. While previous models were designed for hunting and competition, the Tactical targets a new market with an eight-shot capacity built on the feature-filled 940 Pro platform.
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The new 590S is specially designed to support short shells, which in turn greatly increases your in-tube capacity. The modified feeding system includes a buffer and extended tongue on the elevator to assist with reliably loading smaller shells. It’s a great option for home defense or plinking because of the increased capacity of the shorter shell option. It will shoot 1.75, 2.75, and 3-inch shells from the same tube.
The new SKB 720 Field is an over-under built on a CNC-machined box-lock receiver with an underlug locking bar. It has a mechanical trigger and barrel selector. It’s can come chambered for 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 bore. The furniture is Grade II Turkish walnut. The 720 is a fantastic option for upland and waterfowl hunters
Massachusetts-based Savage has a new lightweight over-under in the company's well-received line of Stevens shotguns: the 555 Sporting. Designed specifically for the sporting clays and trap shooting community with a price point (just) under $1,000, the 555 Sporting has a lightweight aluminum-alloy receiver with a steel insert that reinforces the breech, to trim ounces while still giving strength.
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Although the SX4 line isn’t new for 2022, the option to grab one that is left-hand friendly is new. Left-friendly versions have been added to both the 12-gauge and 20-gauge options and can be configured in wood, synthetic, and camouflage versions, as well as multiple barrel lengths.