Brian C. Sheetz

The Rifleman Report: ​Industry Advancements

Whether in guns themselves or the cartridges they chamber or in optics or other firearm accessories, mechanical and material science innovations are key.

New For 2022: Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P9 M2.0 Competitor

Smith & Wesson has unveiled a new addition to its metal-framed lineup of M&P9 M2.0 pistols with the Competitor, a competition-ready option from Smith & Wesson's Performance Center. 

2022 Gun Sales Numbers Near Pre-Pandemic High

According to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, 2022 is edging closer by the day to eclipsing all pre-pandemic annual gun sales totals, and this month, enthusiasts in Oregon are piling the numbers up.   

New For 2022: B&T USA APC9 Limited

B&T USA announced the availability of its APC9 Limited platforms, which are based on the company's popular submachine gun design.

12 New Guns For 2023

Here are some of the new guns slated for debut in 2023 that were shown off by 10 different manufacturers at the 2022 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) Show.

New For 2022: Savage Arms A22 Takedown

The latest addition to Savage Arms' A22 family of rimfire rifles is the A22 Takedown, which is built with an innovative mechanism that allows for easy storage and transport.

New For 2022: Smith & Wesson Equalizer

Smith & Wesson's latest concealed-carry offering, the Equalizer, blends the company's tried-and-true EZ technology with an expanded magazine capacity to create a capable defensive handgun.

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12 'Trench' Gun

Approximately 80,000 Model 12 trench guns were manufactured between 1941 and 1944, and later production featured a Parkerized metal finish. Careful inspection will reveal four rows of holes in the handguard for barrel heat venting, changed from six during 1917.

New For 2022: Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro FDE

Springfield Armory expanded its Hellcat literally to develop the Hellcat Pro, and this capacious variant of the company's dedicated micro-compact is now available with a flat dark earth finish.

Rifleman Q&A: 'U.S.-Parts Count’ Explained

I was looking at a foreign semi-automatic rifle at a gun show recently and overheard some people nearby talking about a “U.S.-parts count.” What does this have to do with an imported rifle, and why is it a concern?

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