Of the numerous, and varied, duties of American Rifleman's editors, few are as difficult as reviewing the past year's new product releases and selecting the firearms, ammunition and accessories that are most deserving of the sought after American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Award.
“The Golden Bullseye Award has become a much-coveted symbol of excellence, innovation and quality in firearms, accessories and related equipment,” said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. “This year’s winning slate offers consumers the very best the shooting and hunting industry has to offer. We congratulate the winners and look forward to recognizing them at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston.”
NRA Publications will present its annual Golden Bullseye Awards and Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award at an invitation-only breakfast during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, May 2-5, in Houston, Texas.
The 2013 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards recipients are:
• Rifle of the Year: Ruger American Rifle
• Shotgun of the Year: Franchi Affinity
• Handgun of the Year: Springfield Armory XD-S
• Tactical Gun of the Year: Mossberg FLEX Shotgun
• Ammunition Product of the Year: Hornady Critical Duty
• Optic of the Year: Trijicon Tactical Advanced Riflescope
• Accessory of the Year: Galco M6X Auto Locking Holster
• Pioneer Award: Stephen D. Hornady, president of Hornady Manufacturing Company