Year In Review: 10 Of Our Best Product Reviews

A list of 10 great product reviews featured on the website in 2022

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posted on December 19, 2022
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Clockwise from top left: Buffalo BRG9 Elite, Tristar Bristol side-by-side, JP Enterprises JP-5 9 mm PCC and Beretta 92X Performance Carry Optic.
Art Merrill, Peter Fountain, Jake Martens

Here we have gathered 10 of the best gun and product reviews published to the Shooting Sports USA website in 2022. See them listed below in no particular order.

Tristar Bristol
Photo by Peter Fountain

 

TRISTAR’S BRISTOL SIDE-BY-SIDE

TriStar Arms has made a name for itself bringing affordably priced guns to market that don’t skimp on quality. Introduced near the close of 2020, the company’s Bristol series of side-by-side scatterguns continue this ethos as nimble, feature-rich field guns that are also a solid option for clay target use. In his evaluation, Editor-in-Chief John Parker reviewed the Bristol with color-case-hardened receiver in 12-gauge with three-inch chambers. Read the article.


Claybot mobile target carrier
GIF by John Parker

 

RENAIR’S CLAYBOT MOBILE TARGET CARRIERS

We spotted the Renair Shotgun Sports ClayBot Universal Target Carrier at the 2022 National Sporting Clays Association U.S. Open, held in May at Back Woods Quail Club in Georgetown, South Carolina. The ClayBot UTC wasn’t hard to miss while walking by, with its bright orange color scheme and big tires. This gas-powered, remote-control adjustable base for mounting a trap offers much more than any mere clay target carrier. Read the article here.


Staccato XL
Photos by Peter Fountain

 

STACCATO XL COMPETITION 2011

A full-sized 2011 pistol made of steel that incorporates Staccato’s FlaTec system for recoil mitigation, the Staccato XL is a fast-cycling, flat-shooting competition 9 mm with extended sight radius. It is perfect for action pistol competition, along with the Tactical Games. And at 38 ounces, the Staccato XL meets all division weight limits for USPSA, Steel Challenge and IDPA rules. Read the article.


JP-5 PCC
Photo by Peter Fountain

 

JP ENTERPRISES JP-5 PCC

The JP-5 is a lightweight competition 9 mm pistol-caliber carbine with a roller-delayed blowback operating system that reduces recoil and can also be quickly reconfigured to better cycle different loads. With its roller-delayed blowback operating system and Glock 9 mm magazine compatibility, the JP-5 9 mm is a game-changer PCC. Read the article.


BRG9
Photo by Art Merrill

 

BUFFALO CARTRIDGE COMPANY BRG9 ELITE

In his review, Field Editor Art Merrill called the Turkish-made Buffalo Cartridge Company’s BRG9 Elite 9 mm polymer pistol an “affordable, feature-rich pistol.” Featuring different models in black, desert and two-tone (chrome slide, black frame), all are priced at less than $500. More from Merrill: “[T]he BRG9 Elite makes a good entry level pistol for action games and is suitable for self-defense purposes—or just a fun day at the range.” Read the article.


Tippmann M4 Redline
Manufacturer photo

 

TIPPMANN ARMS M4-22 REDLINE HAWKE REFLEX SIGHT COMBO

Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Tippmann Arms combined the AR-15 operating platform with the economical .22 Long Rifle cartridge to create the M4-22 family of rimfire guns. In his review of the Tippmann M4-22 Redline with Hawke reflex sight after using at a six-stage Steel Challenge match, Field Editor Chris Christian said the Tippmann M4-22 is a “versatile, effective option for competitors in several disciplines.” Read the article.


Beretta 92X Performance Carry Optic
Photo by Jake Martens

 

BERETTA 92X PERFORMANCE CARRY OPTIC PISTOL

Last September, Beretta released its new 92X Performance Carry Optic variant at the 2022 USPSA National Championships to much fanfare. USPSA’s Jake Martens evaluated this all-steel Beretta 9 mm pistol geared towards action shooters in the USPSA magazine and was kind enough to share his evaluation for Shooting Sports USA readers. Read the article.


Vudoo V-22 rimfire
Photo by Frank Melloni

 

VUDOO V-22 THREE 60 RIMFIRE

Author Frank Melloni reviewed the Vudoo Gun Works V-22 Three 60 variant earlier this year and said it is a real winner. This zero-compromise rimfire rifle sports a three-lug bolt for a reduced bolt throw. About the short bolt throw, Melloni said it was “incredibly smooth.” Read the article.


Taurus TX22 Competition SCR
Manufacturer photo

 

TAURUS TX22 COMPETITION STEEL CHALLENGE READY

Building on the original model, the TX22 Competition SCR chambered in .22 Long Rifle adds a Tandemkross comp and extractor that makes it a must-buy for Steel Challenge pistol fans. In his review, Field Editor Chris Christian said the new TX22 Competition Steel Challenge Ready model has “more than enough [accuracy] for Steel Challenge competition.” Read the article.


Savage Model 64 Precision
Photo by Chris Christian

 

SAVAGE ARMS MODEL 64 PRECISION

According to Field Editor Chris Christian, “affordable .22 rimfire rifles have been a traditional favorite for generations of American shooters. They’ve harvested a lot of small game, bounced many a tin can, and taught legions of young shooters the safe operation of firearms.” The newest addition to Savage’s Model 64 line—the Model 64 Precision is one of the latest iterations of this tradition. And it’s bargain-priced with MSRP at less than $300. Read the article.

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