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Happy Ending

The youngsters found a loaded handgun on the side of a residential street in Tucson, Ariz., but there was no tragedy—thanks to an Eddie Eagle-trained youth whose gun-owning parents continued that education behind the trigger.

I Have This Old Gun: Hotchkiss Portative Model 1914 MK1

Though it didn’t produce lasting success, the Hotchkiss Portative Model 1914 MK1 is the firearm that brought the American military into the 20th century in terms of a portable, light machine gun.

The Armed Citizen® August 31, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Brownells Emergency Preparedness Videos

Brownells has released a three-part emergency preparedness video.

Leupold "All-American" Carhartt Promotion

Buy a Leupold VX-3, VX-3L or VX-6 riflescope and get a free jacket.

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As the popularity of suppressors continues to grow, Savage parallels the growth by offering several firearms with threaded muzzles that easily accommodate aftermarket suppressors.

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When the U.S. Army sought a sniping rifle based on the M1 Garand at the end of World War II, the M1C, with its offset scope, was delivered in small numbers. Never the best solution, the M1C performed adequately in post-war service and remains one of the most highly prized American military rifles.

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There have been rumors that the U.S. military will be soon adopting a new service handgun—the Modular Handgun System (MHS). Anyone with any familiarity with U.S. military procurement knows that nothing happens quickly. This is just a beginning of a very long process. While more likely than an invasion of Canada, it is not happening this week.

The Armed Citizen® August 28, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Beretta Tennessee Groundbreaking

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe is on site at Gallatin, Tenn., for the groundbreaking ceremony of Beretta's new manufacturing facility. He will be filing a full report later today.

Airgun Accessories

The shortage of rimfire ammo has resulted in airguns making a comeback as a leading form of recreational shooting and small-game hunting. Just as with conventional firearms, you’ll need to accessorize your airgun to keep it clean and get the most out of it. Here are some must-have accessories available from Cheaper Than Dirt.

Buy a Ruger, Get Free Ammo and Magazine

Purchase a new LCP or SR22 between now and Nov. 30, 2014 to qualify for this promotion.

Ruger Hawkeye Guide Gun

A variation of its popular Model 77, the Ruger Hawkeye Guide Gun includes all the necessary features for this type of rifle, and a few extras.

This Week on American Rifleman TV: August 27, 2014

This week, the focus is on the handguns of France and Belgium, nations invaded by Germany in August 1914.

CA Waiting Period Deemed Unconstitutional for Existing Gun Owners

Victory for California gun owners as a federal judge significantly limits the state's gun-purchase 10-day waiting period.

NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

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Cleaning Bolt Recesses

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Buy a Truck, Get a Gun

A small North Carolina Ford dealership is giving away a $350 voucher toward the purchase of a gun if you purchase one of its 2014 pickup trucks before Labor Day.

The Armed Citizen® August 25, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge

Though certainly better known for its rifles, Weatherby has long been producing a selection of fine shotguns. The company’s primary semi-automatic shotgun line, labeled SA-08, offers a bevy of options—and among its latest additions is the Deluxe 28-gauge.

Gun of the Week: Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge

American Hunter's Shawn Skipper takes a closer look at our latest Gun of the Week, the Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge, in this video.

GOTW: Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge

Get a closer look at our latest Gun of the Week, the SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge from Weatherby, with this gallery.

Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife & Tool Sharpener

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The Armed Citizen® August 22, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

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Springfield Armory has extended the XD line with the XD(S) 4.0 in .45 ACP and 9 mm Luger. Now with a longer 4" barrel and extended magazine, the still-thin XD(S) should be even more appealing to smaller-handed shooters seeking a soft-shooting, “full-size” gun.

Savage Arms Rifleman Rebates

Get up to $75 cash back on any of 80 new qualifying Savage Arms rifles with its just-announced Rifleman Rebate.

Nosler AccuBond Long Range Bullets

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Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro

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Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article, originally posted here in Sept. 2010 and now seemingly more timely than ever, we look at why the most popular round in the world is more difficult to manufacture than most realize.

Utility Rifles: Mossberg's MVP

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Enter to Win SilencerCo Giveaway

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This Week on American Rifleman TV: August 20, 2014

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Win a trip to visit the Daniel Defense plant to see the manufacturing process—and build your very own custom rifle.

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Steyr S-A1 Compact .40 S&W Pistol

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The Armed Citizen® August 17, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

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The Armed Citizen® August 14, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

The AR-15 for Home Defense: Reliability

In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. Here he discusses the platform's user-resolvable reliability issues and ones best solved by a gunsmith.

The Home of the “Hairy Ones”

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. From the Oct. 7, 1915, Arms & The Man, is the story of the French infantry—the poilu, the “hairy ones” —as the shelled, bombed, filthy, bearded men fought and died to throw the Germans out of their homeland. How frontline? Try 75 feet from the Germans.

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Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911U

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Win a Bergara Custom Rifle!

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By Dave Campbell
July 08, 2014

Dave Campbell offers a look at the most popular all-around sporting cartridges.

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Scott Roberts wrote:
August 29, 2014

The top 'All-Around' sporting cartridge for versatility is the 30'06. You can take any/every North American game with it. Many of the other wonderful cartridges named would be used for the same game, ie .270, .30-30, .308 etc. The .375 H&H is great for African/Dangerous Game, many great varmint rounds .223, 22-250, .220 Swift etc. Lots of great choices for whatever you want to put on the table. God Bless America!

John Thomas wrote:
August 27, 2014

Who is this Campbel person? Never heard of him and I have been an NRA member since 1944, now a Benefactor member. I have been into reloading since 1937. How many here can make that claim?? You name it and I've probably reloaded it over the years after millions of rounds. The .30'06 tops the list followed by the venerable 30'30 with the .270 coming in 3rd. To me Campbel is, to quote an old Navy term, 'Smoke Stacking' Don't forget the Korean war was just that a 'WAR' not a conflict, as stated, with 8,000 MIAs unaccounted for. I know it well as a member of 'THE CHOSIN FEW'.

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