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.
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range with the Tactical Cowboy in .22 LR, a single-action revolver that features a Picatinny rail, carbon-fiber stocks, a threaded muzzle and more.
A multi-million-dollar, 100,000 sq.-ft. expansion project is underway at Federal Ammunition, an effort company president states will "improve efficiency in our manufacturing process."
Just when it seems the firearm industry has exhausted itself by way of striving to keep up with demand for existing models, it’s a pleasant surprise to learn that, behind the scenes, engineers and marketing folks have been working on new offerings that have either been created from whole cloth, are significantly revised or are unfamiliar to the American market.
In 2005 the small arms division was spun off and privatized by the Israeli government, creating Israel Weapon Industries (IWI). Eight years later IWI US was established to answer enthusiast demand in the United States.