Tested: CMMG Guard Carbine
Combining the ever-popular AR platform with the iconic .45 ACP cartridge, the Guard, reviewed here, required CMMG to design a completely new operating system that it claims minimizes the carbine’s overall weight and felt recoil.
Tested: Springfield M1A Loaded 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle
Based on the M14, this semi-automatic rifle is known for its robust construction, long-range performance and its 7.62x51 mm NATO chambering.
Tested: The Modern Savage Rifle
For more than a century, Savage Arms has kept its customers shooting with a variety of traditional sporting arms. Now it has an updated logo and a new series of MSRs—in this case, Modern Savage Rifles—based on the AR-15 design.
Tested: Hi-Point 1095TS Edge Carbine
Hi-Point Firearms has been manufacturing some of the least expensive semi-automatic pistol-caliber carbines on the market for more than 20 years.
Tested: Stag Model 10SL Rifle
Stag Arms of New Britain, Conn., opened shop as a maker of AR-15-type rifles back in 2003—specializing particularly in left-side-ejecting models in order to better accommodate the left-handed segment of the gun community—but it wasn’t until 2017 that the company took its first crack at the larger AR-10-style platform.
Tested: Brownells BRN-10A Rifle
Few firearm designs of the 20th century were as influential as the AR-10. Designed by the late Eugene Stoner in the mid-1950s, this 7.62x51 mm battle rifle helped spawn the entire AR series—arguably the most successful, and certainly the most prolifically imitated, long gun of the modern era.
Tested: Springfield Saint Victor .308 Rifle
Springfield’s latest AR, the Saint Victor .308, is a heavy-hitter, but weighs just 7 lbs., 12 ozs., making it “enough gun” in a handy, surprisingly affordable, package.
Tested: TNW Aero Survival Rifle
Introduced in 2012, TNW Firearms’ Aero Survival Rifle (ASR) was originally designed as an emergency survival tool for pilots forced to land in wilderness areas.
CMMG: Innovators in the AR World
While most gunmakers are loath to produce them, the innovators at CMMG are proving that there’s profit to be had in non-NATO ARs.
Review: RISE Armament Watchman
RISE Manufacturing emerged with a solid reputation in the aerospace, gas and defense industries, and it continues to build its reputation with launches like the Watchman AR-15.