New For 2023: IWI US Carmel
IWI US has announced it will be offering its highly coveted Carmel rifle in a semi-automatic format for the U.S. consumer market.
Review: IWI Tavor 7
The Tavor 7 not only adds a harder-hitting, .30-cal. chambering to IWI’s bullpup lineup, it builds on the experience gained with the original Tavor rifles, resulting in a highly refined and original design in its own right.
NRA Gun Of The Week: Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter
Watch American Rifleman staff on this “Gun Of The Week” with the Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter, a semi-automatic shotgun that represents the next step in the design evolution of the Super X shotgun, and it’s tailored specifically for southpaw shooters and hunters.
Review: Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter
Winchester Repeating Arms added the Super X semi-automatic shotgun to its catalog back in 1974—a design that is now in its fourth generation—but it wasn’t until 2022 that the company produced a version that ejected to the left for use by the approximately 10 percent of the shooting public that is left-handed.
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.
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.
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.
H&K’s SL8: A G36 For American Sport Shooters
Despite concessions required to make it conform to misguided American legislation governing imported semi-automatic rifles, Heckler & Koch’s SL8-6 preserves the essence of Germany’s most distinctive modern tactical rifle: the vaunted G36.
Review: Zastava USA M91
By the 1990s, Zastava Arms—formerly the Yugoslavian national arsenal and now located in the country of Serbia—began designing an updated version of the M76. While it uses a long-stroke design, the new rifle, called the M91, differs by using a stamped-steel receiver and firing the 7.62x54 mm R cartridge.
Review: CZ Bren 2 Ms
While substantially different from its original Czech and British namesake, the newest Bren available from CZ-USA has, nevertheless, tapped into a strong American appetite for innovative, high-quality personal-defense small arms—and is available in a pistol version.