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New Guns And Gear February 2022

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:

Weatherby Mark V Hunter Bolt Action


As recognizable as the Weatherby name itself, the Mark V action is considered by many among the finest available in bolt-action. Now it can be found on quite a pack, perfectly tailored for your next backcountry hunt. Dubbed the Mark V Hunter, the polymer-stocked rifle not only offers a featherweight option for elk or deer season, but also a wealth of chamberings. In all, the rifle is available in 16 different chamberings, including modern-day favorites such as 6.5 Creedmoor, and standby hot rods like the .257 Weatherby Magnum. Additionally, the lightweight deep-fluted barrel comes with a ½ x28 thread pattern muzzle, making the addition of a suppressor or brake a snap. MSRP: $1,499


Nosler Model 21 Rifle


More than an innovator in ammunition, Nosler has proved itself an adept rifle-smith. The Model 21 is a prime example. A feature-rich production bolt-action, it gives the feel and performance of a custom build—but in a package many more shooters can afford. Dressed in a lightweight carbon-fiber McMillan stock, the rifle is ideal for hunts that take you several ridgelines back. And it’s designed to stand up to these rugged environments, with a forward-looking design that ensures it cycles and shoots with-out a hitch. Some of the more notable features in this arena include a flute and nitride-coated bolt in a one-piece action that’s virtually jam-free. And, the fully-adjustable TriggerTech switch is capable of being set nearly as light as a competition trigger. MSRP: $2,795


DRD Tactical MFP-21 Pistol


DRD Tactical has whipped up some interesting offerings over the years, but their latest creation might take the cake. A quick takedown pistol, the MFP-21 not only shrinks down to a more than manageable backpack gun, but it also allows shooters to swap caliber in the blink of an eye. Featuring interchange-able barrels, the pistol seamlessly jumps between 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK, vastly increasing its operational utility. The MFP-21 features a Picatinny rail incorporated on the rear of the receiver. It accepts any Picatinny rail attachment brace and offers improved brace stability. This pistol also includes a new patented gas block, ambidextrous bolt release and custom two-stage trigger, designed by DRD Tactical. MSRP: $2,500


S&W 10mm M&P 2.0


A 10mm Smith & Wesson pistol? It’s been a spell since shooters could utter that. No, the 1006 isn’t back in production, but the iconic gunmaker is back in the “Perfect 10” game with the introduction of the caliber in its popular striker-fired line. Yes, the M&P 2.0 is now available in 10mm and gives folks plenty of reasons to look that direction if they have a yen for the snappy caliber. In addition to an excellent 15-round capacity, the pistol also comes with a flat-faced trigger, interchangeable palmswell grips, ridged stainless-steel chassis and the choice of a 4- or 4.6-inch barrel. Additionally, Smith &Wesson offers the 10mm M&P in three models, one with a thumb safety, one without and one with a slide cut for mounting an optic. MSRP: $654


Mossberg 590S


No stranger to top-notch smooth-bores, Mossberg has set out to top the iconic original 500 with its latest pump gun. Does the 590S do it? With the ability to digest 1¾-, 2¾- or 3-inch shells, it’s difficult not to find ammo it won’t greedily gobble up. The gun’s full-length stocks are paired with an 18.5-inch barrel with bead sight or 20-inch barrel with adjustable ghost-ring sights, the larger model with an M-Lok-compatible forend (about time on a production gun). And it comes with all the features 500-series shooters love, from twin action bars to anti-jam elevator. MSRP: Starting at $623


CZ 600 Bolt Action Trail


Unique in about every definition of the word, CZ’s Trail is an AR/chassis hybrid designed to bring precision to the field. Part of the company’s new 600 bolt-action line, the rifle’s modular design should appeal to hard-core AR fans looking to add a bolt-action to their rotation …while the sturdy stocking system should appeal to the precision nuts. Some of the more intriguing features include a telescoping stock, free-floated M-Lok handguard, enclosed receiver and Picatinny optics rail. Though, at present, the gunmaker only offers the 16-inch barreled configuration with its mini action, meaning it’s only available in .223 Remington and 7.62x39mm. But the workhorse cartridges are gems out of the lightweight and accurate setup. MSRP: $1,155


Springfield Armory Ronin EMP


In the sphere of 1911s, few companies make the classic style of semi-auto pistol more accessible than Springfield Armory. The gunmaker also makes them practical. Case in point: the Ronin EMP—a marriage between two of the company’s popular 1911 lines that’s resulted in an absolute knockout carry option. Mating the newish Ronin series to the EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) frame, the pistol boasts a scant 3-inch barrel, yet comes with all the popular features of its full-sized sibling. This includes a dashing two-tone finish. Further setting it apart, Springfield chambers the Ronin EMP in 9mm, making for an incredibly controllable carry piece that hits the mark over and over again. MSRP: $849

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


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