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Guns and Gear of the U.S. Marine Corps Circa 1970

In this photo essay, NRA Publications Deputy Executive Director Chip Lohman takes us back to the era in which he was accepted into the USMC Officer Candidate Program while attending the University of Kansas. After graduating, he served for 21 years in all three Infantry Divisions and various desk jobs, retiring in 1994 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

5 Facts About U.S. Marine Corps Firepower

"Every Marine a Rifleman" is mantra that represents the willingness and ability of every Marine to engage the enemy in direct combat.

The M1C Garand Sniper Rifle

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.

Steyr S-A1 Compact .40 S&W Pistol

This sleek, compact Austrian-made polymer pistol packs a punch with a comfortable level of felt recoil.

A Look Back at the Remington 700

Arguably the most popular bolt-action rifle ever made, the Model 700 traces its lineage back to the 1917 Enfield.

A Marine's Rifle

Mawhinney is a towering figure in the sniper community because of his combat record in Vietnam.

The Military Model 70

The Model 70 never saw significant use by the U.S. military.

USMC Sniper Rifles: Hands On History

Retired USMC Major and NRA Secretary “Jim” Land is considered the founder of the modern Marine Corps sniping program and has spent 40 years assembling what is likely the best collection of Marine sniping arms in private hands.

Trial Lawyers, Guns, Money & Ratings

CNBC’s “Remington Under Fire” made for dramatic television, but only told half the story.

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