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Silk & Steel: Firearm-Wielding Women on the Frontier

From the days of the first colonists and the Wild West to today, American women have been an integral part of our firearm heritage. This is just part of the story of women and their guns.

Galilean Sniper Sights: How Well Did They Work?

The British used Galilean optical sights during World War I to even the odds against German snipers, but how well did they work? A group of modern collectors, historians and snipers decided to find out for themselves.

The Rise of the 9mm M1911

For most of its existence, the M1911 pistol has been inexorably linked to the .45 ACP cartridge. But thanks to advances in the platforms and ammunition, M1911s in 9mm Luger may just be the perfect pair.

Book Review: "Revolver"

In his new book, Revolver, Jim Rasenberger uses sweeping prose to tell the story of Samuel Colt and his quest to bring his idea for a revolving firearm to market.

The Guns of Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims weren't buckle-hatted, black-clad figures wielding blunderbusses. Here are the guns they had with them at the first Thanksgiving.

5 Amazing Artifacts in the National Museum of the U.S. Army

The National Museum of the United States Army holds nearly 1,400 artifacts that tell the story of the fighting men and women of America through the ages.

Review: Heritage Rough Rider Rancher Carbine

In this review, we take a look at the Heritage Rough Rider Rancher single-action revolving carbine chambered in .22 LR.

Book Review: The Martini-Henry: For Queen And Empire

"The Martini-Henry: For Queen and Empire" is one of the most comprehensive works on the British military Martini-Henry to come out in years.

Guns of the First Fenian Raid: The Irish Invasion of Canada

Here we take a look at the history of the First Fenian Raid against the soon-to-be nation of Canada and the firearms used by both sides in the conflict.

The Model 1903 National Match Rifle: A Peerless Precision Shooter

The Model 1903 Springfield is arguably the most accurate off-the-shelf service rifle ever produced. And if the ’03 was intrinsically accurate, the ’03 National Match, painstakingly produced by the Springfield Armory from 1921 to 1940, was superlative.

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