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.
During the U.S. military’s search for a breechloading rifle design in the years after the Civil War, America’s first military bolt-action was deemed both novel and sometimes dangerous.
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.
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.
Springfield Armory added another 10 mm-chambered option to its XD-M Elite lineup of handguns in 2022.
By the latter part of the 1830s, most of the major powers finally let practicality overcome economy, realizing that it was time to switch their small arms over from flintlock to percussion. Britain and France were among the earliest, with the United States following suit in short order—the Americans fielding the handsome Model of 1842.
Machined from cold-hammer-forged, stainless-steel blanks, the Apex Tactical Hellcat Threaded Barrel is a drop-in replacement for any Springfield Armory Hellcat.