The new Rock River Arms Assurance Carbine features a redesigned, free-float, quad-rail handguard, something many law enforcement and government agencies requested, among other key components that make it a great choice for home defense.
Springfield Armory recently announced the new Hellion series of rifles, a platform that offers superior ballistic performance in a short, modular and fully ambidextrous 5.56 NATO bullpup design.
Technology and demand are driving a light-rifle trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Purpose-built, flyweight guns are a dream to carry and shoot, but the additional machining, exotic materials and manufacturing methods that can bring something like an AR rifle down to 4.5 pounds make it expensive.
Zev Technologies has steadily increased its footprint in the firearm industry. Best known for placing its unique design spins on components for the most popular Glock and SIG Sauer pistols, this Centralia, WA-based company is also in the AR market.