New rifles like the Skeli X11 are fun. Any time a gun manufacturer deviates from the mainstream, it causes the geek in me to take notice and try to get into the minds of the design team behind the weapon. At first blush, the new X11 promises a number of interesting things to examine and ponder.
CMMG announced a new mid sized AR style rifle that is designed for larger diameter cartridges. Called the MkW Anvil, CMMG custom designed this gun to use the strength offered by AR-10 components, but with an eye to keeping the platform close to the AR-15 compatibility originally envisioned for the .458 SOCOM cartridge.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced the addition of a new rifle to the 10/22 line: the 10/22 Takedown Lite. The new rifle combines the features of the company’s existing take down rimfire rifle with the company’s modular stock and a lighter weight barrel assembly.
Kalashnikov USA announced the introduction of the AK Alpha rifle to the US market. The new gun uses an AK-style action, but upgrades the platform to provide a rifle with more modern features and utility. A quick glance at the rifle will tell the average gun enthusiast that this rifle is not a plain WASR. […]
LMT Defense announced the release of a new personal defense weapon (PDW) called the Compressor. Shown at the 2016 SHOT Show, the new Compressor is a relatively short AR-style rifle available in one of two rifle calibers: 5.56 NATO or 300 BLK. The new gun uses the company’s PDW assembly on a standard AR lower. […]
Adcor Defense will introduce a new AR-style rifle at the SHOT Show this coming week. Called the Super-16 A-556 Elite, the gun is a combination of an Adcor Defense build with a SilencerCo suppressor. Here are a few of the details…
IWI US announced the company will show its brand new TAVOR SAR chambered in 300 BLK at the 2016 SHOT Show. According to Michael Kassnar, the VP of Sales and Marketing for IWI US, the company has received “a ton of requests” for a TAVOR chambered in 300 BLK. The new TAVOR rifles will be available with […]
Smith & Wesson released a new generation of its popular semi-automatic .22 LR rifles. The new M&P15-22 Sport II rifles feature a number of small upgrades that I believe make the guns an even better buy that before. The M&P15-22 is a AR-style rifle chambered for the .22 LR rimfire cartridge. I know people who use […]
With major manufacturers like Ruger and Smith & Wesson driving the price of entry-level AR rifles down, Colt will respond in 2016 with a new rifle called the Expanse M4. The new rifle is a basic AR-15 that comes in with a suggested retail price of $699. The new rifle is a direct impingement gun […]
Sturm, Ruger & Co. teamed up with TALO Distributors to introduce an M1 Carbine reproduction based on the company’s 10/22 rifle design. The new guns are not a true reproduction, but have the classic look of the old guns combined with the company’s incredibly popular rimfire action. The new rifles, called the 10/22 M1 Carbine, […]