For those who may never have heard of the SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade) it is the largest gun show in the world. Unfortunately, because it is a trade show, it is not open to the public. That does not mean you will not have a front row seat at The Shooter’s Log. We have been busy running from booth to booth to discover what’s new in Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns, Airguns, Accessories, and Optics.
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Legislators are proposing all sorts of new legislation that ranges from changing the legal age to buy certain to firearms to outright bans on entire types of firearms, primarily Modern Sporting Rifles such as the AR-15. Although no one can be certain what the future may hold, these situations always cause a spike in interest among first time buyers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. It would be an impossible task to whittle any Top AR list to 10, so instead, we decided to pull a handful of favorites that cover law enforcement, home defense, sporting, and hunting just to get you started.
Perhaps not on the forefront of some gun owners’ minds these days, but the fight for the Second Amendment is a daily struggle. The challenge is not to convince gun owners—at least in most situations. Instead, the challenge is to educate the non gun owner. Recently, the NSSF hosted an event to introduce the non-shooting media to suppressors.
Daniel Defense, manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, has released its best-selling DDM4V7 rifle in two new rugged Cerakote finishes: Daniel Defense Tornado and Mil Spec +. The original black hard-anodized finish is also still an option, making the V7 currently available in three attractive color options.
The DD Ambush .308—an accurate, fast-handling, hard-hitting platform capable of taking down any North American big-game animal—features a free-floating, 18″ Cold Hammer Forged barrel that comes standard with the DD superior suppression device, extended for better recoil control. The rifle is fed with an optimized bolt carrier group featuring a redesigned geometry and a slick new coating for reliable feeding.
What can we say that Daniel Defense hasn’t already said? The only thing better than the introduction is playing the hits one more time! And the Daniel Defense DDM4D7 hits the target hard, not the shooter!
This edition is highlighted with new offerings from Daniel Defense! That name alone is worth the read, but in this edition you’ll also find a new 7.62×39 from CMMG, no shortage of new offerings from CZ-USA, and a new new Webley & Scott Empire bolt-action rifle built by Howa Machinery.
Readers of the Shooter’s Log were asked and were not exactly shy about calling out their favorite AR-15s of 2015. Did your favorite make the list?
Shooter’s Log writer, Dave Dolbee has compiled a top 10 list of ARs—in no particular order—for 2104 with at least one notable exception. Can you spot it? Match your top 10 list against other readers and see how your list compares.