This week marks a very special occasion in the world of shooting and hunting: SHOT Show 2022! "SHOT" stands for the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, and it's an industry-only event. Last year's show was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) hosted show went on. A plethora of your favorite manufacturers were on the scene ... as were your intrepid NRA Women editors! Even those companies that were not able to physically be present have announced their lineup for the coming year. Now and over the coming days, we'll be reporting on our picks for the "best of the best" of 2022's latest and greatest introductions in guns, optics, ammunition, clothing and more.
While some companies are choosing to stick to their existing catalogs of products for 2022, due to high demand, Heritage Manufacturing, Inc. and Taurus Firearms are choosing to roll out some useful and unusual products for the new year. Here are five new handguns from those manufacturers, some of which are already lined up for more extensive reviews slated to appear here in the near future.
Leupold's line of FullDraw rangefinders have been designed from the ground up (well, ground-glass up) to give you the best possible read on archery custom ballistics. Leupold is perfecting the FullDraw line with the release of its new RX-FullDraw 5. Leupold may not have named this latest iteration after the abbreviation for a prescription, but bowhunters will find that the RX-FullDraw 5 is real big-game medicine.
Springfield Armory's biggest news for the year 2022 is out and off its leash: The company's long-anticipated Hellion bullpup rifle is here, and it's hotter than the hinges of Hell. Bullpup-style rifles are popular with shooters due to their compact size and modularity—because the rifle's action is located behind the trigger, the gun has a remarkably short and maneuverable profile. Read more here.
Winchester Ammunition is "Primed for 22" with an exciting new lineup of ammo perfected for self-defense. In fact, there's so much new on tap from Winchester that the venerable company is releasing the news of their latest innovations day by day. Here's what we learned on Day One!
Smith & Wesson captured the hearts of American AR-15 enthusiasts with the iconic M&P 15 line of black rifles some years ago; rare indeed is the shooter who tries one and doesn't immediately want to add it to her collection. That's why we here at NRA Women are so excited for the hottest news of SHOT Show 2022: An all-new line of modern sporting rifles from the venerable S&W brand. Dubbed the Volunteer Series, these semi-automatic gas guns promise the versatility, accuracy and ease of use we've come to expect from Smith rifles ... refreshed and ready to run right out of the box.
Don’t be fooled by the moniker that Leupold & Stevens has chosen for its new Patrol 6HD 1-6x24; this low-power variable optic is good enough for law enforcement use, but it’s designed for you. This latest sighting system comes to us courtesy of the engineers at Leupold. Check out this optic designed for defensive and competitive use here.
The year 2022 is turning into the Year of the .22, it seems, and Heritage Manufacturing is cashing in on this old-school trend with an old-school revolver, the Barkeep Boot. Chambered for .22 LR, the Barkeep Boot comes with a new 1-inch barrel for discreet concealed carry (CCW). The original Barkeep sported 2" or 3" barrels; this downsizing takes the Barkeep from “waistcoat carry” to “boot carry.”