GENESEO, ILL. (12/21/22) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce it has won the Ballistic’s Best “Manufacturer of the Year” Editors’ Select Award for 2022, in recognition of its many accomplishments over the year.

“Springfield Armory kept our heads on a swivel and our hands reaching into our ammo cache in 2022 with what seemed like a new firearm introduction every few weeks,” said Athlon Outdoors Editorial Director, Nino Bosaz. “They brought us new XD-M Elite and 1911 models, the Hellion 5.56 bullpup, the Hellcat Pro and then topped it off with the 1911 DS Prodigy. To say Springfield pulled a mic drop on the gun industry this year is an absolute understatement.”

The Ballistic‘s Best Editors’ Select awards are chosen by the editors at Athlon Outdoors, the publisher of Ballistic magazine. The editors base the selection of award winners on not only their own testing experiences, but also from input from their group of knowledgeable content creators who have evaluated the applicable products over the course of Athlon’s publishing year. It was during the course of this detailed deliberation that the Athlon team selected Springfield Armory for this award.

“It is quite an honor for Springfield Armory to be named the Ballistic’s Best manufacturer of the year for 2022,” said Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “Springfield Armory has worked hard to bring the best products possible to the market, and this shows that the industry is taking note. We could not be prouder to receive this esteemed award.”

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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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