Volume 25, Number 4 June/July 2017


Springfield’s SOCOM 16 CQB is an eye-catching new M1A variant that gives customers a compact and ultra-modern .308 carbine Cutting-edge” may not be the first phrase that comes to mind when you think of the Springfield Armory M1A rifle, based on the Vietnam-era M14 military rifle. With its traditionally styled stock and classic M1 Garand-pattern tilting bolt-locking system, this .308 Win. rifle just screams retro and a relatively narrow customer base, right? Wrong. With the new SOCOM 16 CQB, Springfield has turned everything you think you know about the M1A rifle on its end and offered consumers a compact, ultra-modern… [Read More]