Guns and Gear

SHOT Show 2024: 8 New Rifles

By Joe Kriz


Hosting 2,500 exhibitors – including Swampfox – and attracting over 55,000 attendees, SHOT Show is the annual launch pad for new firearms and accessories. This week, the team traveled to Las Vegas for the 46th largest firearms industry event of the year.

While most of our time was spent showing off new optics, we managed to sneak away from the booth for a bit to walk the nearly 14 miles of show floor and see the latest the industry has to offer.

Continuing our series highlighting new guns and gear, below are eight of the best new rifles announced at SHOT Show 2024. Check out the rest of our SHOT Show coverage for even more new products and scenes from the show.

New Rifles

Primary Weapons Systems UXR

Caliber-changing rifles have been done before, but not like the new Primary Weapons UXR. Using a patent-pending Xchange System, shooters can switch between .223 Wylde, .300 BLK, and .308 Win with interchangeable barrels, handguards, and magwells that slide into place and lock with just three screws. The UXR features a folding buttstock, M-LOK forend, and full-length Picatinny receiver rail. Rifles are sold in three calibers with conversion kits for 7.62x39 and 8.6 BLK and various barrel lengths sold separately.

MSRP: $2,650.00 /

Palmetto State Armory Vuk

Inspired by the Russian AKV-521, the PSA Vuk is one of more than a dozen concept firearms the South Carolina manufacturer teased at the show. Combining a JAKL-profile monolithic upper with a KS-47 lower that accepts 5.56 rock n’ lock magazines, the Vuk features a folding stock, AK rear sight leaf, M-LOK accessory handguard, adjustable combo gas block, and 13.7” barrel with pinned and welded JMAC flash hider that is Keymo adaptable for suppressor use.


Hammerli Arms Force B1

Offering the precision of traditional bolt guns and the speed of a straight-pull action, the new toggle-style Hammerli Arms Force B1 is a rimfire rifle aimed at varmint hunters and target shooters. Featuring a quick-change barrel system, easily switch between .22 LR and .22 WMR fed from rotary Ruger 10/22 magazines. The polymer rifle stock is adjustable for length of pull and comb height and a full-length Picatinny/Weaver rail allows for versatile optics mounting.

MSRP: $649.00 /

Henry Lever Action Supreme

If it looks like a lever action and shoots like a lever action, it must be a lever action. Such is the case with the new Henry Lever Action Supreme. While the rifle features steel construction, classic walnut furniture, and a loop lever, the Supreme feeds from AR-style magazines. The modern lever gun also boasts an internal hammer, free-floated and threaded barrel, and adjustable match-grade trigger. The Supreme will be offered in .223/5.56 and .300 BLK.


Bilson Arms BA-15FC

A small manufacturer known for innovative products, the BA-15FC is the latest from Bilson Arms. Extending their forward charging system from their 9mm PCC to the AR platform, the BA-15FC looks like a standard rifle from its adjustable buttstock to billet aluminum receiver. However, its forend features a separate pump-action grip that acts as a charging handle for opening the action and clearing jams without breaking cheek weld. Finished in all black or two-tone FDE and black, the BA-15FC is chambered in .223/5.56.

MSRP: $1,750.00–1,790.00 /

Hera Arms H6

All the way from Germany, Hera Arms brought their AR magazine side-loading and folding stock bolt-action H6 rifle to SHOT Show. Intended for small game hunting, side-loading functionality provides better access for reloads from prone position or shooting off barriers. Built on a one-piece receiver, the H6 features an M-LOK handguard, threaded barrel, flat-face RECKNAGEL trigger, and ambidextrous folding stock for compact transport. The H6 is expected to make its way stateside by Fall 2024 in .223/5.56 and .300 BLK chamberings.


Chiappa Big Badger

For those seeking minimalist SHTF-type backpack rifles, the new Chiappa Big Badger is worth a look. Upscaling the Italian manufacturer’s popular Little Badger break-open single shot, the Big Badger is offered in centerfire .30-30, .350 Legend, and .410 Bore for capable hunting and survival applications. The big bore rifles sport 20” barrels, Picatinny rail and M-LOK forends, steel rod folding stocks with adjustable comb, and thick butt pads to soften the recoil of the lightweight 5.5-pound rifles.

MSRP: $219.26–354.07 /

Ohio Ordnance Works REAPR

While SHOT Show mostly showcases new products for the consumer market, some firearms are only intended for military and law enforcement use. One such rifle, the Ohio Ordnance Works Recoil Enhanced Automatic Precision Rifle (REAPR) is a lightweight and highly portable general purpose machine gun that can break down to fit in a backpack. Chambered in .338 Norma Magnum with a 7.62 NATO conversion kit, the REAPR is air-cooled with a maximum effective distance of nearly 1,800 yards.

MSRP: Government/LE Only /

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