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The Heckler & Koch XM8: A Look Back

The XM8 system grew out of the U.S. Army’s XM29 program in search of a successor to the in-service M4, and here is a behind-the-scenes look at Heckler & Koch's configurable system.

Mossberg's 590S: Short-Shell Specialist

Long a veteran of reliable performance and solid value, Mossberg’s 590 platform has been updated to handle the relative newcomers in shotshell ammunition that, while short in stature, significantly up the ante on capacity.

Preview: CMMG Barrel and BCG Kit In .45 ACP

At-home builders of AR-15-type pistols benefit from unique engineering CMMG Inc. provides—the MkG 8" Barrel and BCG Kit presents gun builders with a pistol-caliber option for AR-15-type systems that utilizes a highly sought-after, big-bore chambering: .45 ACP.

Review: Browning Maxus II Wicked Wing

When Browning introduced the Maxus shotgun in 2009, clay shooters and bird hunters rejoiced. This light-recoiling scattergun seemed to handle any load that was shoved into it and was built to endure the rigors of outdoor life.

Remington’s 6.8x43 mm SPC: History & Performance

Developed at the request of U.S. Special Forces, the new M468 6.8x43 mm Special Purpose Cartridge and Barrett’s Special Purpose Carbine address many of the perceived shortcomings of the 5.56x45 mm cartridge.

2021 Shotgun of the Year: Rock Island Armory VRBP-100

Of the myriad rifles introduced and tested by your American Rifleman, Rock Island Armory (RIA) and its VRBP-100 shotgun earn the top honor for 2021 as Shotgun of the Year.

Setting Up A Sporting Shotgun For Success

The ability to consistently crush clays and connect with flighty game requires a shotgun that not only fits, but also has the features that’ll make your pursuit enjoyable and productive.

Benelli M4: A Do-It-All Shotgun For Military & Commercial Use

The Italian designed Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun has served alongside the members of the United States Marine Corps for over the past two decades, and is also a popular commercial option.

14 New Guns For 2022

With the holiday season fast approaching and 2022 just around the corner, here are some of the new firearms that can be expected to start shipping between now and the first few months of the new year.

The Birmingham Small Arms Story

The great gunmaking name of Birmingham Small Arms just refuses to go away. Thanks to a partnership with Arizona Airguns, guns bearing the BSA name are available in the U.S.

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