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.
Springfield Armory announced the release of a Nation's Best Sports exclusive line of M1A rifles with a two-tone desert FDE camouflage paint scheme added from the factory.
Since its acceptance for use in the service rifle class of competition by both the DCM and the NRA in 1974, the .308-Win.-cal. M1A and, to a lesser degree, other such M14 clones have risen from obscurity to ubiquity in the hands and minds of shooters ranging from Vietnam vets to ranchers to highpower rifle competitors.
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.
This year's Golden Bullseye award for industry pioneer goes to Dennis Reese, who helped to build Springfield Armory.