The DSA SA58 Improved Battle Rifle takes the ruggedness and reliability of the original FAL design and adds modern features. This rifle uses the B.R.S. (Battle Rifle Buttstock), which is adjustable for length-of-pull and comb, and also allows the gun to fire when folded. Also present is DSA’s extreme duty Picatinny scope mount and M-LOK front handguard. This allows you to mount all the optics and accessories you need to bring one of the most proven rifle designs in the world into the 21st century.
The Ruger LCR utilizes a monolithic frame made from aerospace-grade, 7000-series aluminum (.22 LR, .22 Magnum, .38 Special) and 400-series stainless steel (.357 Magnum, 9mm Luger, .327 Federal). Combined with a polymer fire control housing, the result is a lighter revolver that still helps reduce overall felt recoil. A Hogue Tamer Monogrip and the light, friction-reducing trigger help ensure good shootability in this pocket-sized revolver. Ruger met their goal of making a lightweight revolver that is fairly affordable and reliable with the LCR.
Developed for the United States Customs and Border Protection, The G47 MOS offers the world-renowned Glock reliability and performance, but its shortened dust cover allows for parts compatibility with the G17 Gen5 , G19 Gen5 , and G45. This extra layer of modularity helps those who use the platform enjoy the ability to flex their handgun into whatever role is necessary.
The Century Arms Draco is built in Romania, bringing the famous AK reliability into a smaller, more compact platform. It features a 12.25-inch threaded barrel, standard AK sights, enhanced trigger group, and comes standard with one 30-round US Palm magazine. The Draco offers an AK platform that is both compact and reliable which is harder to find.
The Beretta APX A1 was created by taking feedback from various professional and recreational shooters and applying it to their already successful APX platform. Improved ergonomics, aggressive slide serrations, and an upgraded trigger provide a better hand feel and shooting experience than its predecessor. The low bore axis helps reduce muzzle flip and recoil, improving accuracy. Additionally, it features a blacked-out rear sight and tritium front sight combo and is also optics-ready out of the box. Ambidextrous capable controls and interchangeable backstraps round out the feature set and ensure that the APX A1 is a fit for any hand.
The Ruger Blackhawk combines the traditional western-style features of the single-action revolvers of old with new technology to provide the ultimate refinement of the single-action platform. A transfer bar mechanism, combined with the loading gate, allows for safe operation and safe carry of the revolver with all chambers loaded. A cold hammer-forged barrel and target sights, in conjunction with a crisp trigger, allow for a great degree of accuracy to help deliver magnum levels of power whether you are target shooting or hunting.
The Staccato XL blends speed, balance, and accuracy to deliver an extremely high-level performing pistol that is ready for competition or fun at the range. A Dawson Precision 5.4-inch barrel and Tool Less Recoil System combined with a light slide help create a fast cycling weapon that also benefits from a long sight radius. These features, combined with a crisp 2.5-pound trigger, make for an enjoyable and rewarding shooting experience.
The Staccato XC is designed with speed and performance in mind. An integrated compensated barrel and 2.5-pound trigger help deliver a lightning-fast, low-recoil recoil shooting experience. The XC is hand-assembled to deliver speed, reliability, and outstanding accuracy, making it an excellent choice for competitive shooters or those looking for a top-tier home defense gun alike. All Staccato XC pistols come optics-ready.
The Walther CCP M2 is the first polymer pistol to use a gas-delayed operating system in the form of Walther’s Soft-Coil technology. This system both reduces the felt recoil and makes the slide easier to rack. Also present is Walther’s trademark great ergonomics, which further help make the CCP comfortable to shoot for anyone. Tool-less takedown and a fixed barrel allow for easy maintenance as well. These single-stack pistols are great for anyone, but especially those with reduced hand strength.
When it comes to value, the Hi-Point 995TS Carbine is hard to beat. Despite their modest price, they are 100% American-made and come with a full lifetime transferrable no-questions-asked warranty. These direct blowback carbines are simple, fun, and effective. Additionally, all Hi-Point carbines are rated for +P ammunition.
The Stoeger STR-9C is an extremely affordable entry into the world of optics-ready striker-fired polymer handguns. A 13+1 capacity, sub 5-lb crisp trigger, optics-ready slide, accessory rail, and interchangeable backstraps ensure that the STR-9C isn’t lagging behind the competition. At under $350, this compact pistol is tough to beat when it comes to performance per dollar.
The Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Metal builds on the previous M&P line with the addition of a lightweight, rigid metal frame that pushes the performance of that platform. A 4.25-inch barrel and 17-round capacity make for a balanced pistol that distributes the weight well for a low-recoil shooting experience. Excellent ergonomics and a good flat-faced trigger help shooters reach the accuracy and speed potential of the gun.