GENESEO, ILL. (08/03/22) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce it will host the inaugural GUNFEST at the renowned Sturgis, South Dakota, 2022 Motorcycle Rally August 5th through the 7th.

GUNFEST is a three-day shooting event held August 5th, 6th and 7th at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Shooting Complex. Featuring free general admission, attendees will have the opportunity to try out and purchase some of the latest and greatest Springfield Armory firearms. Hours of the event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees will be able to try out a wide range of Springfield Armory rifles and pistols. Long guns featured will be 5.56mm rifles such as the Hellion bullpup and SAINT Victor carbine, and the 7.62mm M1A SOCOM. The revered 1911 will also be represented, with the Operator in .45, the 4.25” Emissary in 9mm, and 9mm and .45 versions of the Garrison on the line. Complementing the proven 1911 pistols will also be the new SA-35. Looking to try out some cutting-edge striker-fired pistols? The Hellcat OSP, Hellcat Pro and the XD-M Elite 4.5” 10mm will be there as well.

“We couldn’t be more proud to host the inaugural GUNFEST at the Sturgis 2022 Motorcycle Rally,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Having the opportunity to shoot an extensive line of Springfield Armory firearms makes this a must-attend event.”

Be sure to visit the link below to reserve your ammo card, which will give you full access to test fire the Springfield Armory firearms.

For more information on the 2022 Sturgis GUNFEST, please visit


About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:


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