Fairfax, Va. NRA Publications’ 2023 Golden Bullseye Awards—now in their 21th year—have been announced. The Golden Bullseye Awards recognize the firearm industry’s top products as voted on by NRA Publications’ editors.
The awards are selected by the editorial staffs of four of NRA Publications’ properties through a rigorous evaluation process, and they are each reviewed by NRA Publications’ management. “A big thank you to the NRA Publications editorial staff who literally tested hundreds of new products before making their 2023 Golden Bullseye selections,” said NRA Publications Executive Director Doug Hamlin. This year’s Golden Bullseye Awards are even more noteworthy as American Rifleman, “the World’s Oldest and Largest Firearm Authority,” is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This year also marks the 50th year of publication of NRA’s American Huntermagazine, the world’s largest circulation hunting magazine. Golden Bullseyes are also awarded by NRA’s most contemporary Official Journal, Shooting Illustrated, as well as by NRA Publication’s fastest-growing web property, NRAWomen.com.
“The NRA Golden Bullseye Awards epitomize what NRA members seek in their shooting and hunting equipment—outstanding performance, innovation and value,” Hamlin continued. “These are the best new products, truly worthy of NRA Member’s attention, and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all this year’s winners.”
To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, the product must have been:
Whereas the Golden Bullseye Award acknowledges the finest products available in the shooting sports, the Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award specifically honors outstanding personal achievement. The Pioneer Award spotlights the exemplary achievement and cumulative body of work of an individual, or members of a family, team or partnership, responsible for the development and introduction of shooting equipment that has made a profound, positive and enduring impact on the way Americans shoot and hunt.
“Also, my heartfelt congratulations to Pioneer Award honoree Bill Wilson from Wilson Combat. I have known Bill personally for more than 30 years,” said Hamlin, “and his standard for producing world class custom firearms is unparalleled."
The 2023 Golden Bullseye Awards will be presented in person at an invitation-only event during the 2023 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Ind., and will include recognition of Pioneer Award Winner Bill Wilson, founder and owner of Wilson Combat.
2023 Golden Bullseye Awards
2023 Pioneer Award
Bill Wilson, Owner Wilson Combat
American Rifleman 2023 Golden Bullseye Awards
Rifle of the Year Marlin 1895 SBL
Handgun of the Year Smith & Wesson CSX
Shotgun of the Year Benelli 28 Gauge Super Black Eagle 3
Optic of the Year Sightmark Wraith 4K Mini
Ammunition of the Year Remington Core-Lokt Tipped
Tactical Product of the Year Springfield Armory Hellion
Accessory of the Year Silencer Central Banish 46
American Hunter 2023 Golden Bullseye Awards
Rifle of the Year Nosler Model 21
Shotgun of the Year Mossberg 940 Pro Waterfowl
Handgun of the Year Savage 110 PCS
Ammunition of the Year Hornady 7 mm Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC)
Optic of the Year Tract Toric UHD 30mm 2.5-15x44 FFP Hunting Rifle Scope
Gear of the Year ALPS Outdoorz Elite Frame and Pack System
Shooting Illustrated 2023 Golden Bullseye Awards
Rifle of the Year Springfield Armory Saint Edge ATC
Handgun of the Year Taurus Executive Grade 856
Shotgun of the Year Savage Renegauge Security
Ammunition of the Year Federal Premium 30 Super Carry
Optic of the Year Leupold Patrol 6HD
Accessory of the Year Fix-It-Sticks Compact Ratcheting Multitool
NRA Women 2023 Golden Bullseye Awards
Handgun of the Year Walther PDP F-Series
Long Gun of the Year Mossberg Model 940 Pro Tactical
Gear/Accessory of the Year Hornady Compact Ready Vault with WiFi
Woman of the Year Donna Worthy, Worth-a-Shot Firearms & Training