The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® June 14, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

New for 2021: Rock Island Armory STK100

Rock Island Armory's first striker-fired pistol, the STK100, debuted in 2021. Unlike many striker-fired examples on the market, this pistol features an ergonomic, all-aluminum frame.

Review: Smith & Wesson SW99

Two of the world’s best handgun makers―one from the “Old” and one from the “New”―have partnered to make one of the best semi-autos of all time: the SW99.

Legendary Gunsmith Chip McCormick Passes Away

Chip McCormick, one of the firearm industry's leading innovators and a top competitor, passed away in early June 2021.

Taking The Long Shot: Bergara and CVA New Products 2021

Bergara and CVA, both owned by BPI Outdoors, hosted several "Long Shot Tour" events to show off new bolt-action and muzzleloading rifles for 2021. 

Best Seller: Ruger Precision Rimfire

The Ruger Precision Rimfire, chambered in .22 LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR, was the fourth most purchased bolt-action rifle of 2020.

NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger MAX-9

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman editors take to the range Ruger’s new pocketable 9 mm that is built for optics and increased capacity.

I Have This Old Gun: Dutch Luger

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a look at the features and history of one of the German designed P08 Luger semi-automatic service pistol as used by the Dutch military.

Preview: SB Tactical SB22 Chassis System

SB Tactical developed its SB22 chassis system to enhance the utility and versatility of Ruger's popular 10/22 rifles and Charger pistols.

Good To Go: EAA's Girsan MC9 Pistols

European American Armory has introduced a pair of affordable and accurate 9 mm pistols from Girsan that come ready for work or the range with micro red-dot optics included from the factory.

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