Fairfax, Va.—American Rifleman, the world’s oldest and largest firearms authority, has announced the winners of its 2021 NRA Golden Bullseye Awards.

Now in their 19th year, the NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports. The winners are selected by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry.

To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, a 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

“In the uncertain year of 2020, companies with in the firearm industry continued to innovate,” said Editor in Chief Mark Keefe. “The selection process was a challenge due to the many excellent products introduced that we evaluated in American Rifleman magazine, for “American Rifleman Television” as well as AmericanRifleman.org for NRA members.”

American Rifleman 2021 Golden Bullseye Award Winners

Rifle of the Year – Benelli Lupo

Handgun of the Year – Ruger 5.7

Tactical Gun of the Year – Springfield Armory Saint EVAC

Ammunition Product of the Year – Federal Premium Terminal Ascent

Shotgun of the Year – Rock Island VRBP 100

Optic of the Year – Pulsar Thermion XG50

Accessory of the Year – Hornady RAPiD-Safe Ready Vault [DEVELOPED WITH PROCEPTION]

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