Rifles > Semi-Auto

Upgunned: Smith & Wesson M&P10

If you need an excuse to buy a versatile, .30-cal. semi-automatic rifle, consider its utility beyond shooting paper. After all, there are millions of four-legged targets wreaking havoc among America’s amber waves of grain.

October 28, 2014

New Wilson Combat BILLet-AR Rifles in .308 Win.

The rigid but lightweight receiver has allowed the company to build the lightest .308 frame AR on the market.

October 23, 2014

Ruger Announces the AR-556 Modern Sporting Rifle

The rifle is Ruger's first firearm designed and built in its Mayodan, N.C., facility.

September 29, 2014

The Making of Daniel Defense

Through a series of events and inventions, Daniel Defense’s AR modifications have evolved into a catalog of premium rifles, and what was once a hobby is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the firearm industry.

September 29, 2014

The "Light Fifty's" Baby Brother: Barrett's 98B

Best known for its .50 BMG Model 82 and M107 rifles, Barrett Mfg. has continued to make inroads into the precision bolt-action rifle market with smaller calibers. The latest is the Model 98B—available in so many options, it is nearly a custom rifle.

September 26, 2014

SIG Sauer Offers Limited Run of Rare SG 553 Pistols for U.S. Market

For the first time in decades, SIG Sauer is importing a limited number of the famed Swiss Arms SG 553 pistols.

September 03, 2014

The AR-15 for Home Defense: Reliability

In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. Here he discusses the platform's user-resolvable reliability issues and ones best solved by a gunsmith.

August 14, 2014

CMMG Unveils Mk4 V Series

For varmints or other long-range shots, CMMG's new Mk4 V and Mk4 V2 rifles, both chambered in 5.56x45 mm, offer distinct advantages.

July 29, 2014

AR 101: Hitting Your Target

Now that you have your AR and know how to maintain and handle it safely, it’s time to find out how to hit your target. First, let’s get on paper, then we’ll work on a drill designed to help you become proficient with your rifle.

July 22, 2014

The SitRep: FNH SCAR 17s (Heavy)

The author, who served in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army's Rangers, earned a unique perspective to extoll the FNH SCAR's virtues as well as offer suggestions on what he believes would make it the ultimate weapon system. (Department of Defense Images)

July 14, 2014

Heavy Metal: The Ruger SR-762 Review

Building on the acclaim of the two-stage gas piston system in its SR-556 AR-style rifle, Ruger has up-sized the design for the gun’s big brother, the .30-cal. SR-762, resulting in a fully mature system in an accurate and versatile new platform with even more power.

July 01, 2014

The FG-42 Fallschirmjägergewehr

Of all the guns of World War II, the German FG-42, designed for use by German Fallschirmjäger or “Green Devils,” stands out as one of the rarest, most unique and timeless designs. Here, a best-selling author weighs in on the social, historical and cultural significance of the gun.

June 24, 2014

The Ruger 10/22 Takedown: World’s Best Survival Gun?

The 10/22 Takedown, already available in stainless steel, threaded-barrel and wood or synthetic stock versions, brings to the table the platform’s signature attributes: legendary reliability, accuracy and aftermarket parts availability.

June 17, 2014

Stag 3T M Rifle Review

The Stag Arms 3T M is a product of Stag’s close relationship with the action-shooting and competition communities, but isn't limited to those pursuits.

May 30, 2014

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Ruger Mini-14

Decades old and still vastly popular, Ruger's Mini-14 has few limits. There’s a lot to say about any gun with that much history, so we decided to track down a few things you might not know about the famous rifle.

May 23, 2014