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New Guns And Gear October 2022

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Looking for a new iron or piece of kit to enhance the one you already own? Check out these 7 new bits of guns and gear to grow your firearms wish list.

The New Guns And Gear:

Rise Iconic Two-Stage AR Trigger

Rethinking the two-stage trigger, the Rise Iconic shoots to give marksmen a more reactive, consistent and accurate pull. Where Rise’s switch differs from the traditional design is each stage is mechanically separate, thus all but eliminating creep in the system. It achieves this by a simple blade mechanism on the first stage that, when depressed, gives shooters a solid wall before the second stage. From there, the trigger operates like a single-stage with a crisp, 2-pound break and lightning-fast tactile reset. Internal components are made from S7 steel in a 6061 aluminum housing; this drop-in bang switch is built for the long haul.
MSRP: $300

Benjamin Armada Semi-Auto PCP Air Rifle

Air power on the quick, Benjamin’s new semi-auto PCP is an ideal option for fast shots on small game. In addition to a 10-round rotary magazine, the Armada brings muscle to the setup with the .22-caliber-kicking pellets in excess of 950 fps. Moreover, it comes with a slew of assets. One to win favor among most shooters is its adjustable length-of-pull and comb that fits the rifle to anyone behind its trigger. The pistol grip is a nice touch, too. Integrated sound suppression keeps shots stealthy, and a 40-shot reservoir allows plenty of action between charges.
MSRP: $782

Sig Sauer M400-DH3

Drawing upon Daniel Horner’s years of competition experience and success, Sig Sauer aims to give match shooters an edge. Its new M400-DH3 is configured to match what Horner has been competing with for the past two years, a period where he’s racked up multiple titles. At its heart, the .223 Wylde chambered rifle boasts a 16-inch stainless steel, fluted barrel that’s at once nimble, yet hefty enough to resist heat buildup. The rifle is outfitted with a fully adjustable DH3 competition buttstock, two-stage adjustable Timney trigger and three-chamber compensator. It features an ambidextrous bolt release, as well as a low-profile M-Lok handguard, aiding its overall light profile—it tips the scales at only 7 pounds. Best of all, Sig prices its race gun within reach of nearly any competitor.
MSRP: $1,700

Trijicon Dual Defense Kit

Fit a reflex to a pistol and it’s likely you’ll have to upgrade the iron backups piecemeal. Trijicon does away with this ordeal with the introduction of its extremely practical Dual Defense Kit. Quite simply, the kit combines the legendary RMR Type 2 Adjustable LED optic with the company’s Bright & Tough Night Sight. Once installed, the units work in conjunction to enhance shooting speed and precision for self-defense, law-enforcement, military, competition or target-pistol shooters. At present, the system is available for most Glock and Sig Sauer optics-ready models, but it’s likely Trijicon will set its sights on more pistols in the future.
MSRP: Starting at $845

Walther WMP

The .22 Magnum pistol is a rare beast, but Walther recently gave shooters a reason to look in the rimfire’s direction. The German gunmaker’s WMP is a full-sized option chambered in the snappy Winchester Magnum Rimfire, which is perfect for plinking or personal defense in a pinch. What makes the polymer-framed pistol such a hotshot is its 4.5-inch barrel, offering up plenty of bore to milk the most out of the round and add recoil-eating heft. Its capacity isn’t anything to turn your nose up at either, with a 15-round magazine (10-rounders available for ban states). Also, the pistol features an optics-ready slide and comes with two adapter plates and is completely ambidextrous.
MSRP: $550

FN 15 DMR3 Rifle

Long appreciated by those looking to reach out on the AR platform, FN USA’s DMR has been further enhanced to accomplish its job. FN has particularly homed in on accuracy improvement features and recoil reduction in the newly released third-generation DMR3. This is seen in the rifle’s 18-inch cold-hammer-forged, chrome-lined, hybrid profile barrel made from the company’s famous “machine gun” steel. To this, FN adds a SureFire ProComp muzzle brake, reducing both recoil and muzzle rise and tops it off with a rifle-length gas system. Geissele supplies the switch—its two-stage precision G2S trigger—Radian the charging handle and safety selector, and FN the six-position buttstock. The DMR3 should prove more than enough to get on target.
MSRP: $2,152

Birchwood Casey Glock Multi-Tool

Searching for a bit of a tactical bent on your next hunting rifle? Savage has you covered, marrying its classic 110 action to Magpul’s polymer Hunter Stock. Quite a pair. The stock offers an excellent shooting platform with V-block bedding for rock-solid matting with the action. Furthermore, its wide, flat forend provides a perfect rest and offers plenty of M-Lok real estate, while its buttstock is fully adjustable to fit the shooter. On Savage’s end, an oversized bolt handle makes operating the action quick and intuitive, while an 18-inch heavy barrel and renowned AccuTrigger improve the rifle’s overall performance. Available in .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor, the 110 Magpul Hunter delivers a new twist to a proven rifle.
MSRP: $30

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.

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