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AR 101: Hitting Your Target

Now that you have your AR and know how to maintain and handle it safely, it’s time to find out how to hit your target. First, let’s get on paper, then we’ll work on a drill designed to help you become proficient with your rifle.

July 22, 2014

The SitRep: FNH SCAR 17s (Heavy)

The author, who served in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army's Rangers, earned a unique perspective to extoll the FNH SCAR's virtues as well as offer suggestions on what he believes would make it the ultimate weapon system. (Department of Defense Images)

July 14, 2014

Heavy Metal: The Ruger SR-762 Review

Building on the acclaim of the two-stage gas piston system in its SR-556 AR-style rifle, Ruger has up-sized the design for the gun’s big brother, the .30-cal. SR-762, resulting in a fully mature system in an accurate and versatile new platform with even more power.

July 01, 2014

The FG-42 Fallschirmjägergewehr

Of all the guns of World War II, the German FG-42, designed for use by German Fallschirmjäger or “Green Devils,” stands out as one of the rarest, most unique and timeless designs. Here, a best-selling author weighs in on the social, historical and cultural significance of the gun.

June 24, 2014

The Ruger 10/22 Takedown: World’s Best Survival Gun?

The 10/22 Takedown, already available in stainless steel, threaded-barrel and wood or synthetic stock versions, brings to the table the platform’s signature attributes: legendary reliability, accuracy and aftermarket parts availability.

June 17, 2014

Stag 3T M Rifle Review

The Stag Arms 3T M is a product of Stag’s close relationship with the action-shooting and competition communities, but isn't limited to those pursuits.

May 30, 2014

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Ruger Mini-14

Decades old and still vastly popular, Ruger's Mini-14 has few limits. There’s a lot to say about any gun with that much history, so we decided to track down a few things you might not know about the famous rifle.

May 23, 2014

Chiappa M9-22

Visually the Chiappa M9-22, made under the Kimar brand, is a Beretta 92FS with the changes necessary for it to function as a rimfire. See the full review from the pages of American Rifleman here.

May 19, 2014

Windham Weaponry SRC-308 Rifle

This gas-impingement .308 Win/7.62 NATO semi-auto rifle blends proprietary parts with standard AR-15 components to reduce its overall weight.

April 25, 2014

Getting Started: AR 101

Chances are you may be the owner of a new AR—after all, one in five rifles sold last year was chambered in .223 Rem. If so, or if you are considering owning an AR-style rifle, read this introduction to the platform, written by one of the nation’s most respected trainers.

March 31, 2014

Smith & Wesson VTACII

With a mid-length gas tube, Geissele trigger and a multitude of Viking Tactics’ gear, the VTACII is at home on the range, in 3-gun competition and in the field.

January 22, 2014

Just Right Carbine

The Just Right Carbine is a U.S.-made, pistol-caliber carbine that effectively bridges the broad power gap between long guns chambered for rimfire cartridges and those using bottleneck rifle rounds.

December 19, 2013

Ruger SR-762 Rifle

Ruger takes its popular piston-operated AR semi-auto rifle to the next level by chambering it for the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge.

November 21, 2013

Backing Another Horse: The Winchester G30 Semiautomatic Rifle

In the days before America’s entry into World War II, there were doubts about the M1 Garand as a battle rifle. Seeing potential profit, Winchester developed its own rifle, the G30 and even a selective-fire gun called the WAR.

October 29, 2013

Six Reasons American Rifleman TV is Better than Duck Dynasty

Are you watching Duck Dynasty on Wednesday nights? Well, stop. Tune into American Rifleman TV instead. Need convincing? Read on.

October 15, 2013