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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.

The American Longrifle

If you’re proud to be an American, then thank Daniel Morgan, Timothy Murphy and the American Longrifle.

Theodore Roosevelt’s Winchester Rifles

When it came to gun knowledge or shooting skill, no chief executive, now or then, was the equal of President Theodore Roosevelt. When it came to rifles, he not only preferred those of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., he used them with confidence throughout his life.

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 Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

The Marine Corps has long been regarded as some of the best marksmen in the United States Armed Forces, but that was not always the case. Here we look at the history and formation of the Marine Corps marksmanship practices.

Throwback Thursday: Snipers—Specialists in Warfare

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article from July 1967, the author emphasizes how, since the early 1500s, snipers have been changing the course of history.

Sniping in Vietnam: An Inside Look at USMC Snipers in 1967

Against one or two of the enemy, mortar fire is is ineffective. The military's answer to the problem is snipers.

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