New Semi-Auto Rifles for 2021

posted on May 17, 2021

As firearms continue to sell at record pace, manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand for existing models. Nonetheless, innovation continues. We are seeing introductions of MRDS-ready, striker-fired, polymer-frame pistols, including higher-capacity micro-9s. Also hitting the market with some frequency are large-format pistols in both rifle and pistol calibers. And, of course, super-premium 1911s continue to be unveiled at the aspirational end of the market.

With alarmed citizens looking to protect themselves, first-time buyers now seem to comprise a larger part of the firearm consumer base. As all guns may be new to them, some old standbys are moving well. So, what’s the market for sophisticated new designs? Long-range rifle competition and the simple fact that one can never have too many guns.

ArmaLite  Super SASS Gen II

ArmaLite | Super SASS Gen II

Also available in 6.5 Creedmoor, the Super SASS Gen II is built with precision shooting in mind with features like a stainless steel, match-grade barrel and a two-stage, POF-brand trigger.

ArmaLite TAC brake
Magpul PRS Gen II stock
ArmaLite freefloat handguard
Mil-Spec 1913 Sight Base

Caliber: 7.62 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 43 inches
Weight: 11 pounds, 6 ounces
MSRP: $3,150
(623) 780-1050

Cobalt Kinetics  BAMF Professional Series

Cobalt Kinetics | BAMF Professional Series

The BAMF Professional Series rifle was developed with feedback from law enforcement and competition input and gives shooters three length and two chambering options for versatility in any situation.

Adjustable stock
Upgraded mag well design
Short-throw safety selector
Single-stage adjustable DMR trigger

Caliber: .300 BLK
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 35.5 inches
Weight: 6.5 pounds
MSRP: $2,700
(435) 656-0599

Desert Tech  MDRX

Desert Tech | MDRX

Designed around a short-stroke, piston-operated system, this multi-caliber, bullpup-style rifle offers versatility in everything from .223 Wylde to 6.5 Creedmoor. It’s also available as an SBR.

Bullpup design
Bipod included
Multi-caliber compatibility
 Short-stroke-piston operation

.308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 31.5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 14 ounces
MSRP: $1,889
(801) 975-7272



The popular Tavor TS12 semi-automatic bullpup shotgun is now available in flat dark earth and olive drab for those who desire something other than a bland, black home-defense firearm. With its three, five-round, rotating magazine tubes, it packs a fight-stopping 15 rounds of 12-gauge shells on board, making it ideal for home defense.

Two-position gas regulator
M-Lok attachment points
Full-length optics rail
Four sling-attachment points

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 28.3 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
MSRP: $1,399
(717) 695-2081

Leadstar Arms  DMR .308

Leadstar Arms | DMR .308

It’s clear from the name the intended use of this rifle. Offering a host of long-range-friendly options like a freefloat handguard with attachment points for bipods and a custom trigger, Leadstar Arms’ DMR should live up to expectations.

Five-position gas block
Cerakote finish
17-inch handguard with M-Lok slots
Hiperfire trigger

Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 41 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 11.2 ounces
MSRP: $1,302.62
(864) 979-7464

LWRCI  REPR MKII 6.5 Creedmoor Elite SC

LWRCI | REPR MKII 6.5 Creedmoor Elite SC

If you’re looking for the cream of the crop of AR-pattern rifles for long-range shooting, the REPR MKII in 6.5 Creedmoor should be at the top of the list. From its innovative, piston-driven operation to its side-charging capability to its Monoforge upper receiver, this is one souped-up shooter that promises superior accuracy at great distances.

Geissele SSA-E 2-stage trigger
Magpul PRS stock
20-position, tunable gas block
Side-mounted charging handle

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Overall Length: 43.5 inches
Weight: 11 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $4,763.40
(410) 901-1348

Palmetto State Armory  PSA AK-47 GF5

Palmetto State Armory |
Classic AK-47-style looks combined with upgrades, PSA’s GF5 line offers light-colored wood furniture and the ability to add a scope through a side-mount system. Wanting retro looks doesn’t mean you have to live with old-school tech.

Nutmeg wood furniture
800-yard rear-sight leaf
Side-mount for scope
ALG AKT enhanced trigger

Caliber: 7.62x39 mm
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 35.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $1,029.99
(803) 724-6950

Palmetto State Armory  PSA AK74

Palmetto State Armory |
Sometimes overlooked, the 5.45x39 mm round now has another home in the PSA AK74. Featuring a folding, skeletonized stock along with a caliber-specific muzzle device, this is the perfect addition to any AK collection.

1:8-inch twist rifling
Traditional AK-74 muzzle brake
Polymer AKM grip
Single-hook, single-stage trigger

Caliber: 5.45x39 mm
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.3 inches
Overall Length: 37 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $1,099.99
(803) 724-6950

Rock River Arms  RRAGE 2G

Rock River Arms | RRAGE 2G

From its six-position telescoping stock to its freefloat, M-Lok-compatible handguard the RRAGE 2G will meet your AR-pattern MSR needs without breaking the bank.

A2 pistol grip
A2 flash hider
Single-stage trigger
Heavy-profile barrel

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 32 to 36 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $860
(866) 980-7625

Winchester  Wildcat 22 SR

Winchester | Wildcat 22 SR
Hours of plinking fun are assured when shooting the Winchester Wildcat 22. So how did could the company possibly make it even better? Easy; the latest variant features a threaded muzzle, making it suppressor ready. A knurled thread protector is included.

Lightweight composite stock
Integral picatinny sight rail
Dual ambidextrous magazine releases
Fully adjustable, ghost-ring rear sight and ramped post front sight

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 34.75 inches
Weight: 4 pounds
MSRP: $279.99
(800) 333-3288

Zev Technologies  Core Duty Rifle

Zev Technologies | Core Duty Rifle

An intriguing blend of mil-spec and custom components, the Core Duty rifle has the frills you need. The freefloat barrel enhances accuracy, while the mid-length gas system improves reliability. Magpul furniture and Zev enhancements make this an excellent choice for an all-around carbine.

Wedge Lock freefloat M-Lok handguard
Radian Weapons Talon ambidextrous safety
Magpul SL buttstock
Zev Muzzle device

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 34 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $1,499
(805) 486-5800


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