If you’ve ever shopped for a new firearm, you’ve likely spent hours – maybe even days or weeks – researching what’s available. And with so many gun manufacturers in the mix, the options may seem overwhelming. In anticipation of the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, slated for May in Houston, American Hunter has previewed a few of the best and brightest offerings from the gun industry.

“Guns and gear take center stage in the Lone Star State. From May 2-5, an estimated 550 companies will display their latest products across 445,000 square feet of space in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. This year it’s quite possible more attendees will gather than in 2012 in St. Louis. Herein we provide a glimpse of noteworthy 2013 introductions that’ll be on display in Texas.”

From Benelli’s expanded M2 Field shotgun line featuring a 20-gauge left-handed version and compact versions in both 12 and 20 gauge, to the return of Winchester’s world-renowned model 73/1873 lever-action rifle with its steel buttplate, 20-inch barrel and walnut stock, this is a review you won’t want to miss.

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.