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Why Marksmanship Matters—A Century Later

Think rifle marksmanship doesn't matter? A little more than a century ago, two small armies serious about rifle shooting held up the Kaiser's onslaught, derailing the Schlieffen Plan and saving Paris. Belgian and British rifleman prevented the Germans from knocking France out of what became known as the "Great War."

Throwback Thursday: British Lion At Bay, Part 1

1942: Britain’s Fate Hangs in the Balance—Can Her Army Meet The Challenge?

Top 10 Infantry Rifles

The Top 10 Infantry Rifles were chosen due to innovation, effectiveness, service life, impact on history and small-arms development.

Guns of the Easter Rising

In April 1916, Irish rebels rose up against the British Crown. Armed with a motley collection of obsolete and modern rifles, as well as handguns and shotguns, they resisted the might of the British Empire for five days before final defeat. The rebellion set in motion events that would lead to Irish independence.

The Keefe Report—Memorial Day: “If we are prepared to die, we can go forward.”

Memorial Day is a day that is a lot of Americans misunderstand. Frankly, we should thank our active duty military folks and veterans every day, not just on two Federal holidays a year.

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. But the Boers used other arms as well—everything from single-shots to "Long" Lee-Enfields.

Lee-Enfield Rifle—Workhorse Of The British Empire

The .303-cal. Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle was fast to operate and up to the wretched conditions of the trenches. It was arguably the best combat rifle of World War I.

Keefe Report: 1st July 1916

Today marks a significant day in the history of Great Britain and her empire. For it was 100 years ago today, 1st July 1916, that the Somme offensive, the “Big Push,” began.

Infantry Rifles of The Great War: Enfields, Berthiers, Mannlichers and Mosin-Nagants

Watch this feature segment on the "Guns of August" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

NRA Gun of the Week: Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III

The Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III was the main British infantry rifle of the Great War. Learn more about this iconic 1913 rifle in this week's NRA Gun of the Week video.

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