Shooting Illustrated 2022 Golden Bullseye Award Winners Announced

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posted on December 27, 2021
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Shooting Illustrated, the National Rifle Association’s Official Journal covering personal protection, is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 Golden Bullseye Awards. The awards are chosen by a committee of NRA Publications editors based on criteria that examines a product’s innovation, utility, reliability, outstanding performance and value to the consumer. All products reviewed by Shooting Illustrated in 2021 were eligible, and the winners were selected from the best of the best.

“We are pleased to announce the winners of the 20th Anniversary Golden Bullseye Awards,” said Doug Hamlin, executive director of NRA Publications. “These awards, started 20 years ago, are individually selected by the veteran and respected editors of the NRA Publication Division and confirmed by our management team through rigorous a selection process,” said Hamlin “When it comes to the NRA Golden Bullseye Awards bestowed by American Rifleman, American Hunter, Shooting Illustrated and NRAWomen.com, they epitomize what NRA members seek in their shooting and hunting equipment—outstanding performance, innovation and value,” Hamlin continued. “These are the industry’s best new products, representative of the top products introduced by the firearm industry for NRA members—in a time of COVID as well as when demand has surpassed record levels—and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the winners.”

To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, the product must have been:

  • Recently introduced and available to consumers prior to the selection of the Golden Bullseye Awards
  • Used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine and/or affiliated media
  • Reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations
  • Innovative in design and function
  • Readily perceived as a value to the purchaser
  • Styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts.


The winners are:

Handgun of the Year: Kimber R7 Mako 

Rifle of the Year: Rock River Arms RBG 

Shotgun of the Year: EAA Churchill  

Optic of the Year: Trijicon RMRcc 

Ammunition Product of the Year: Federal Force X2 Buckshot 

Accessory of the Year: Axil GS Extreme Earbuds 

 

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