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Reports from Afghanistan

American Rifleman’s man on the ground in Afghanistan reports on the arms used by our troops and the mission they face today. He found that they are proud to protect our freedom overseas—especially when they know the NRA protects their rights at home.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the M1 Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1” was the most produced American infantry arm of World War II. And it's back. Again.

“Carbine” Williams Myth & Reality

Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine, and he was immortalized by Hollywood for his “invention” of the gun. Recently discovered documents from Winchester’s Edwin Pugsley cast new light on Williams’ and Winchester’s contribution to the M1 carbine. It turns out the story of “Carbine” Williams is part truth … and part “urban legend.”

General Motors Went To War

Most are not surprised that General Motors Corp. turned out trucks and other types of vehicles during World War II, but many are not aware that GM was also a major supplier of firearms to the “Arsenal of Democracy.”

The .50-cal. Browning Machine Gun—The Gun That Won The War

With its origins in the Great War, the .50-cal. Browning machine gun—on land, on the sea and in the air—was a decisive arm for America’s victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. And, remarkably, it’s still in service today.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: M2 Browning Machine Gun .50 BMG

Watch as American Rifleman TV staff offer look at the history of the M2 Browning Machine Gun.

Inside Look: SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun

As part of the package put together for a U.S. Military contract, SIG Sauer took the next step in machine-gun evolution with its MG 338. We got a closer look here.

The M1 Carbine: 10 Little-Known Facts

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1” was the most produced American infantry arm of World War II. And it's back.

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