Springfield Armory’s SOCOM II

Springfield Armory’s SOCOM II: A Look Back

Springfield Armory’s SOCOM 16—a radically cut-down version of its flagship M1A—breathed new life into the best civilian M14-type rifle and advanced the scout rifle concept to its most potent level. The SOCOM II elevates that successful blend of battle-tested, practical engineering even higher, making it a modern, modular, close-quarters combat arm that is powerful and easy to shoot.

7.62 NATO And .308 Win.: History & Performance

Developed after the end of World War II off of the .30-'06 Sprg. cartridge, the 7.62x51 mm NATO and .308 Win. have and continue to dominate the centerfire rifle cartridge markets. 

Ruger Mini-14: A Garand-Inspired Carbine

Based of the design of the M1 Garand, Ruger released the Mini-14 in the late 1960s and it continues to be a popular carbine chambered for .223 Rem. and 5.56 mm NATO.

Rifleman Q&A: How Do Army 'M' Numbers Work?

M1 Garand, M1911, M14 rifle...where does the military come up with all these numbers and how do they work?

Rifleman Review: Springfield Armory M1A Loaded

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of Rifleman Review to learn more about the Springfield Armory M1A Loaded chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor.

ARTV Preview: The Springfield Armory M1A/M14 ; CrossBreed ST2 IWB Holster ; Springfield Armory M1911

In this week's episode, we'll explore the Springfield Armory M1A/M14 series, test the CrossBreed ST2 Holster and look back at the Springfield Armory M1911.

The M14 in Vietnam: One Veteran's Experience

Much has been said and written about the M14 rifle and its use in Vietnam, much of it critical. One U.S. Army veteran disagrees, saying his experience with the rifle was preferable to the M16.

6 Reasons to Reconsider M14 & M1A Rifles

For many, the M14 and the commercial M1A are the rifles that people love to hate. Is such criticism justified, though? Here, we take an objective view of the platform and what it offers to today's firearm enthusiasts.

SHOT Show 2020: Springfield Armory M1A Tanker

Springfield Armory rolled out a shortened version of its M1A in 2020, combining the wood-stocked aesthetics of the classic M14 with the shot barrel of the SOCOM 16.

Book Review—M1 Garand Photo Essay

The gun that Gen. George Patton called “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

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