Other Great Rifles New for 2020

posted on June 3, 2020
One interesting note about new rifles released in 2020 is the wide variety of options. Bullpups, lever-action rifles, pistol-caliber carbines and rimfire offerings were all in the mix this year, representing a wider range of new products and innovation from manufacturers. If you've been thinking about expanding your horizons, this might just be the perfect time.

Arsenal, Inc.  SAS M7A-01

Arsenal, Inc. | SAS M7A-01
This is one of multiple new AK-20 variants available from Arsenal, Inc. The adjustable gas block enables the rifle to operate with all types of ammunition. Though it ships with a five-round magazine, it can take any AK-pattern 7.62x39 mm mags.

Three-position adjustable gas block
Freefloat M-Lok fore-end
Optics rail
Muzzle brake/QD suppressor mount

Caliber: 7.62x39 mm
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.3 inches
Overall Length: 35 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $2,499.99
(702) 643-2220 arsenalinc.com

Desert Tech  MDRX SE

Desert Tech | MDRX SE
An improved version of the sought-after MDR, the MDRX includes reversible side ejection (a forward-eject version is also offered), enhanced polymer furniture and an upgraded gas block for added reliability. Multiple other chamberings and conversion kits are available.

Ratchet compensator
Magpul PMag magazine
Enhanced trigger
Ambidextrous controls

Caliber: .223 Rem.
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 26.2 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $1,889.98
(801) 975-7272 deserttech.com

Faxon  Bantam

Faxon | Bantam
Pistol-caliber carbines are still going strong, and Faxon’s Bantam is Glock-magazine compatible, uses mil-spec components and comes in at less than $1,000. Given the competition, it’s tempting to call it entry-level, but it appeals to more than just the wallet.

Last round hold-open
Glock-magazine compatible
A2 pistol grip and flash hider
Nitrided bolt-carrier group

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 31 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches 
Overall Length: 25.875 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 3 ounces
MSRP: $949
(513) 280-8861 faxonfirearms.com

Gilboa  Pistol Caliber Carbine

Gilboa | Pistol Caliber Carbine
Light, handy and convenient all describe the blowback-operated Gilboa Pistol Caliber Carbine. A modular lower allows for interchangeable mag wells for use with either Glock or S&W M&P magazines.

Muzzle threaded ½x28
Interchangeable magazine well
Collapsible stock
Custom muzzle device

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 32.6 to 36.6 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $1,696
(800) 809-2188 gilboa-usa.com

KRISS USA  Vector 22 CRB

KRISS USA | Vector 22 CRB
Incorporating the aesthetics and ergonomics of the Vector carbine design with the modern modularity of a freefloating M-Lok handguard is the new Vector 22 CRB. It’s vailable in three different colors.

Six-position adjustable buttstock
Low-profile flip-up sights
Ambidextrous safety
Last-round bolt hold-open

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 34.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 6 ounces
MSRP: $649
(714) 333-1988 kriss-usa.com

Marlin  Dark

Marlin | Dark
It’s not often we get to feature a lever-action rifle in Shooting Illustrated, but with a picatinny rail for optics and a threaded barrel, Marlin’s new Dark line of leverguns is certainly a solid if uncommon choice as a home-defense carbine.

Black paracord sling
Parkerized finish
Threaded barrel
Also available in .45-70 Gov’t., .444 Marlin, .357 Mag. and .44 Mag.

Caliber: .30-30 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.25 inches 
Overall Length: 34.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $968
(800) 544-8892 marlinfirearms.com

Rossi  R92 Triple Black

Rossi | R92 Triple Black
This magnum-pistol-caliber lever gun may not appear super tactical, but it remains a solid choice for home defense because of its chambering (.44 Mag. is also available). It also makes for a good trail gun thanks to its relatively light weight.

Leather-wrapped loop lever
Cerakote finish
Adjustable rear peep sight
Threaded barrel

Caliber: .357 Mag.
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 34 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $857.85
(229) 515-8707 rossiusa.com

Ruger  PC Carbine With Chassis

Ruger | PC Carbine With Chassis
This latest iteration of Ruger’s PC Carbine features a synthetic chassis system and an aluminum, freefloat, M-Lok-compatible handguard for hassle-free mounting of accessories like lights and lasers.

Barrel-mounted Picatinny rail for forward-mounted optics 
Reversible magazine release 
12x28 TPI threaded barrel 
Interchangeable Ruger and Glock magazine wells

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.12 inches
Overall Length: 32.25 to 35.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $799
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com

Savage  A22 Precision

Savage | A22 Precision
Long known for affordable accuracy, Savage has decided to ring maximum performance out of the .22 LR with the A22 Precision. The A22 adds enhancements inspired by long-range centerfire rifles to make this semi-automatic accurate at all practical distances.

Custom one-piece MDT chassis
Adjustable length-of-pull and comb height
18-inch, heavy, threaded barrel
User-adjustable trigger

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 38.25 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 4 ounces
MSRP: $599
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com


Buck knives alpha scout
Buck knives alpha scout

First Look: Buck Knives Alpha Scout Knife

A great companion for your next outdoor adventure.

Dead Air Silencers Opens New World Headquarters

The new plant in Utah is needed due to increased demand.

Your Go-To Move

When it comes to a self-defense situation, most shooters think “Well, I’ll just shoot him!” Others may consider their personal “go-to” move to be a martial arts technique such as a finger strike to the eyes, bare-knuckle punch to the throat or kick to the groin.

First Look: Armasight Contractor 640 Optics

Available in 2.3-9.2x35mm, 3-12x50mm and 4.8-19.2x75mm versions.

First Look: Cox Arms USA Bolt Carrier Group

Fewer contact points and SP4 coating means less wear and tear on your receiver.

CCW in Public Restrooms: When You Gotta Go...

Sometime, somewhere, you’ll require the use of a public restroom stall. After all, like we tell small children, “Everyone has to go.” If you carry a concealed handgun, you will face the universal problem of what to do with that pistol in the stall while your britches are down.


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