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The AR-15 For Home Defense: 3 Loads To Consider

While many .223 Rem. and 5.56 NATO loads exist on the market, not all are best suited for home-defense use. Here are a few loads that are worth looking at.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Rock River Arms Assurance-C

Watch American Rifleman staff on the NRA Tech Range with an all-purpose Rock River Arms rifle designed for consumers seeking a well-built semi-automatic carbine chambered for 5.56 NATO.

Standard Manufacturing: Unique Firearms Made In The USA

There’s a lot for everyone in Standard Manufacturing's guns. The fact that they’re made in a region of the nation many consider the cradle of American gunmaking—where the skills and attention to detail are still family tradition—is icing on the cake.

IWI Galil: Israel's Legendary Fighting Rifle

Factory-fresh Galils in their original configuration are no longer available but, thankfully, the company currently offers three semi-auto models of its Galil Ace chambered in 7.62 NATO. Each are based on the same time-tested long-stroke-piston, rotating bolt gas-operated system of operation.

Federal Ammunition Awarded $114 Million U.S. Army Contract

On August 18, United States Army Contracting Command awarded Federal Ammunition with a five-year contract to produce the AA40 5.56 NATO frangible ammunition (MK311 MOD 3) used by U.S. military branches during training.

NRA Gun Of The Week: FN SCAR 16S NRCH

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range with FN's SCAR 16S NRCH, a commercial version of the SCAR-L developed for special operations groups.

Review: FM Products Gen II FM-15 Zhukov

Follow B. Gil Horman as he takes a closer look at a FM Products Gen II FM-15 Zhukov rifle, which incorporates a folding stock into an AR-15-style platform.

Springfield Hellion: A Bullpup Contender Comes Stateside

Despite its fiendish name, the Springfield Armory Hellion exhibits friendly performance and has features sure to find favor with both right- and left-handed shooters who appreciate the bullpup design’s compact form factor.

Editor’s Choice: Springfield Armory Hellion

Springfield has partnered with H.S. Produkt of Croatia to bring U.S. shooters a semi-automatic version of the Croatian VHS-2 service rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO.

New For 2022: Smith & Wesson Volunteer AR-15 Series

Smith & Wesson rolled out an all-new line of AR-15 rifles, and the Volunteer series starts with four new models designed to meet the needs of today's firearm enthusiasts.

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