When the U.S. became involved in the Korean War, the M1 Garand went back into mass production. The "Korean Garand," as it is sometimes referred, had undergone improvements since its World War II days, and once again proved why Gen. George S. Patton called the Garand "the finest battle implement ever devised."
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.
Across the world, many of the men and women willing to defend our country, freedoms and way of life, will be thousands of miles apart from friends and family this holiday season, and the USO has always tried to ease that pain. (Photos courtesy Department of Defense and Library of Congress)
Lever-action rifles are an indelible fixture in the history of firearm development and played a key role in the formation of these United States. Recently, however, iconic manufacturers have closed up shop or moved production of such classic long guns overseas. The resulting void has opened the door for Henry Repeating Arms Co. to expand its catalog of American-made lever guns.
During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group carried an astonishing array of small arms. Armed with everything from sawed-off machine guns to the first CAR-15s to Gyrojet pistols, these covert warriors had to move fast and hit hard.
A surviving veteran from the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II, the largest casualty at sea in the history of the Navy, was among 20 individuals honored by Henry Repeating Arms at the 2015 NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at Nashville, Tenn., April 10.
With design input from John Moses Browning and most of the work done by FN’s Dieudonné Saive, the Grand Rendement (High Efficiency) pistol found acceptance with the Belgian military. Eighty years later, we know the pistol it adopted as the Grande Puissance—the High Power.
Shooters of the U.S. beware. Give way an inch to the anti-gun lobby and you'll end up like the poor folk here in Great Britain. And it's not just handguns I'm talking about. From the July 1989 American Rifleman, a British veteran says goodbye to an old friend, forced to destroy his rifle because of inane firearms laws.