New Guns And Gear May 2024

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New Guns And Gear May 2024

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:

CVA Cascade SR-80

CVA cascade
Catering to diverse hunting regulations, CVA has introduced the Cascade SR-80 scout rifle in .308 Win. or .350 Legend. Equipped with a Williams rear peep sight and adjustable front sight, alongside a Picatinny scope base with long eye relief, the rifle offers versatile sighting options. Finished with a durable black graphite Cerakote and earth-colored synthetic stock, it blends reliability with aesthetics. Swivel studs for a traditional sling and a customizable length of pull ensure comfort and adaptability. Compact with an 18-inch barrel and 7.3-pound weight, the Cascade SR-80 embodies the essence of the scout rifle concept.
MSRP: $925


Maxim Defense PDX-SD in .300 BLK and 7.62x39mm

maxim defense
Looking for a bit more thump in your AR-style pistol? Maxim Defense has just what the doctor ordered with the release of the PDX-SD in .300 BLK and 7.62x39mm. Even better—it being a Maxim gun—the petite firearm features an integrated suppressor for reduced signature and enhanced comfort and control. Engineered as an integrated system, the PDX-SD ensures efficient maintenance and easy upgrades and its finely tuned gas system delivers high-end performance while maintaining balance and quietness. Weighing 7.6 pounds, the 5.5-inch-barreled gun offers a very manageable system that doesn’t compromise performance, making it ideal for defense and tactical operations.
MSRP: $3,700


CZ USA 600 Trail Rifle in .300 BLK

cz 600
Compact? Check. Precise? Check. Stealthy? Definitely check. The CZ 600 Trail Rifle checks off all the boxes, especially the last now that the bolt-action comes chambered in .300 BLK. Paired with a suppressor, the compact chassis rig is ideal for subsonic shooting while maintaining the accuracy for which the model has become renowned. Prioritizing portability, the Trail features a PDA collapsible stock and only comes in at a scant 6 pounds, making it a rock-solid truck gun option. Better yet, the gun uses a slew of AR-15 parts—thanks to its AR lower—which makes it modular and extremely versatile, able to be tailored to your needs. To boot, the controls are very familiar to anyone who’s run an AR—which pretty much means everyone.
MSRP: $1,080


Bear OPS Double Clutch IV

bear ops knife
Knife or gun, auto rules the roost. And if you’re in the market for the easier-to-obtain former, then Bear OPS’s new drop might be of interest. The Double Clutch IV is an out-the-front automatic option crafted for deep everyday carry. As for keeping it under wraps, the knife measures in at a tiny 4.5 inches with the blade deployed, with the Double Clutch IV boasting a 2.5-inch blade. Made from D2 steel, the blade also offers great edge retention and a good measure of corrosion resistance. As to the action, it’s lightning fast, actuated via a thumb slide on the side of the aluminum handle. Available with a drop-point or tanto blade, the Double Clutch ends up a wicked little carry-along.
MSRP: $290


Smith & Wesson M&P Sport III

SW MP Sport III
Representing the latest evolution of the renowned M&P Sport series, the Smith & Wesson M&P Sport III keeps the rifle relevant to the times. Chief among the upgrades to the rugged and simple AR is the flat-top receiver and full-length aluminum handguard. Not only free-floating the barrel, this modification offers you enhanced optics mounting options and also allows you to doll it up, thanks to the handguard’s ample M-Lok slots. Utilizing a mid-length gas tube and a thinner pencil-barrel profile, the rifle remains a lightweight platform and quite nimble. Furthermore, with a 16-inch barrel and 1:8-inch rifling twist, it stabilizes a wide range of 5.56mm projectiles. For bargain-priced ARs, it doesn’t get much sweeter than this.
MSRP: $800


Bear Creek Arsenal BC-201

bear creek 22
It doesn’t get much sweeter than a Ruger 10/22. Except, perhaps, a 10/22 clone that’s geeked out to run like a top and comes in at a bargain-basement price. If that got your attention, it’s time to check out Bear Creek Arsenal’s new BC-201. This semi-auto rifle boasts a heavy barrel and Hogue stock, offering reliability and comfort. Compatible with Ruger 10/22 magazines and aftermarket parts, it ensures versatility and customization options. Notable upgrades include an AR-15-style charging handle for improved grip and a Ruger BX trigger paired with a stainless-steel bull barrel for enhanced accuracy. With an integrated 1913 railing for optics mounting, it caters to various shooting preferences.
MSRP: $345


Weatherby SORIX

Weatherby Sorix feature
Made in Italy and finished in Wyoming, the SORIX is about everything a wing shooter wants in a field-ready shotgun. That includes affordability. Featuring a reliable inertia recoil system and Weatherby’s Shift System for left-handed operation, it ensures versatility and ease of use, not to mention a good measure of ruggedness. Oversized controls and an adjustable stock enhance comfort and functionality, while the Crio Plus choke system provides optimal shot patterns. With included fiber-optic sights and compatibility with optics, the SORIX is ready for any hunting adventure. Available in 12 and 20 gauges.
MSRP: $1,500

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the May 2024 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.


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