Rifles > Semi-Auto

Getting Started: AR 101

Chances are you may be the owner of a new AR—after all, one in five rifles sold last year was chambered in .223 Rem. If so, or if you are considering owning an AR-style rifle, read this introduction to the platform, written by one of the nation’s most respected trainers.

March 31, 2014

Smith & Wesson VTACII

With a mid-length gas tube, Geissele trigger and a multitude of Viking Tactics’ gear, the VTACII is at home on the range, in 3-gun competition and in the field.

January 22, 2014

Just Right Carbine

The Just Right Carbine is a U.S.-made, pistol-caliber carbine that effectively bridges the broad power gap between long guns chambered for rimfire cartridges and those using bottleneck rifle rounds.

December 19, 2013

Ruger SR-762 Rifle

Ruger takes its popular piston-operated AR semi-auto rifle to the next level by chambering it for the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge.

November 21, 2013

Backing Another Horse: The Winchester G30 Semiautomatic Rifle

In the days before America’s entry into World War II, there were doubts about the M1 Garand as a battle rifle. Seeing potential profit, Winchester developed its own rifle, the G30 and even a selective-fire gun called the WAR.

October 29, 2013

Six Reasons American Rifleman TV is Better than Duck Dynasty

Are you watching Duck Dynasty on Wednesday nights? Well, stop. Tune into American Rifleman TV instead. Need convincing? Read on.

October 15, 2013

Build Your Own AR from Scratch

The AR-style rifle’s modular design allows nearly anyone to build a perfectly personalized gun from the ground up. All it takes is the right components, a few specialized tools and some friendly advice from the experts. So if you see an AR in your future, why not envision, then build, one that exactly suits your needs?

October 14, 2013

Schedule Announced for Inaugural NRA National Defense Matches

The inaugural NRA National Defense Matches are set for Oct. 12-13, 2013, at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, W. Va. Read the full schedule and sign up here.

October 01, 2013

Ruger 10/22 Hybrid Target Rifle

There are so many accessories for the Ruger 10/22 that customizing one using after-market parts is easy. But is it worth it?

September 06, 2013

Heckler & Koch MP5 A5 .22 LR

The HK MP5 is a hardcore submachine gun for operators. The MP5 A5 is just as rugged in its exterior, but since it’s semi-auto and chambered in .22 LR, shooters can actually afford to pull the trigger.

August 15, 2013

Diamondback DB15B AR-15 Rifle

The DB15 is an all-American AR-15 with well-thought-out features from a four-year-old, pocket-pistol company.

August 02, 2013

Nosler Varmageddon Rifle Package

Full of custom features, the Varmageddon is a custom-designed AR, available as a rifle or a package with a Leupold scope, that provides sub-m.o.a. accuracy out of the box.

July 24, 2013

Ambush Rifles 300 Blackout

The 300 Blackout provides .30-caliber power from the standard AR-rifle platform.

July 11, 2013

Ruger 10/22 Threaded Barrel Takedown

The Ruger 10/22 TDT is portable, accurate, reliable and easy to store.

July 09, 2013

The Kel-Tec Sub 2000 9 mm Carbine

This handy, folding pistol-caliber carbine is unlike any other rifle on the market.

June 24, 2013