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AR Operating Systems: Gas Impingement vs. Piston

Can the gas-piston AR system overtake the longest serving military rifle, or will the gas impingement system soldier on?

Foreign Weapons 101

Learning about the guns our troops are encountering in Iraq and Afghanistan.

1909 Benet-Mercie Machine Rifle: The Daylight Gun

Though it had problems, the 1909 Benet-Mercie was the U.S. military’s first light machine gun. Photo by Donald Webster.

U.S. Krag-Jorgensen: The Foreign Rifle

Although it was slick, fast and accurate, the Krag was obsolete before it even went into production.

The Amazing Life of Walter R. Walsh

As a record-setting shooter, Marine officer, FBI agent and Olympic competitor, Walsh has led an interesting and amazing life.

Arms of the Chosin Few

American troops defeated North Korean and Chinese troops in the Chosin Reservoir campaign.

Springfield M1A: The M14’s Successful Sibling

When commercial gunmaker Springfield Armory decided to begin making and selling a civilian version of the M14 rifle, it didn’t seem a plan long for this world.

The Military Model 70

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

American Rifleman 125th Anniversary Special

The Rifle, the magazine that would become American Rifleman, was started 125 years ago. Excerpted here are several noteworthy articles from the magazine's history.

The M1 Garand: Recent Developments in Auto Loaders

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the December, 1921 issue: Recent Developments in Autoloaders.

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