2009 Handgun of the Year
Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty
There are two more XD(M)s from which to choose, and one is a .45.
Loaded with today’s 150-grain bullets, the .30-’06 Sprg. is ready for big game from antelope to elk.
Thanks to its shorter frame, the XD(M)-9 Compact 3.8 makes an excellent discreet-carry gun.
Trapdoor carbines were used from shortly after the Civil War through the 1920s.
When commercial gunmaker Springfield Armory decided to begin making and selling a civilian version of the M14 rifle, it didn’t seem a plan long for this world.
The changing nature of the war in Afghanistan led to the re-issue of the 7.62x51 mm NATO M14 rifle.
The Range Officer is a ready-for-competition 1911 pistol featuring high-end materials, fit and quality at an entry-level price.
With its Maynard tape priming system, the U.S. Model 1855 percussion rifle-musket was state-of-the-art when adopted by the U.S. Army.