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Marksmanship Matters

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have turned into “rifle fights,” tactical situations for which...

Optical Coatings

Today’s binoculars, spotting scopes and telescopic sights are the best that have ever existed.

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...

Custom 1911 Builders

Those slick 1911 pistols you see in the gun shop with all the bells and...

Colt History: A Look Back at the 1911

Officially called the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911, John Browning’s masterpiece is as popular and...

The Evolution of the Custom Combat .45

How customizing the M1911 for a combative role led to a whole new breed of...

Colt Series 70 Model 1911

Colt’s currently produced Series 70 .45 pistol is very close to duplicating the guns that...

The "Tommy's" Thompson

Thompson submachine guns served with British troops during World War II.

The Glock 17 Pistol

“In 1980, I didn’t know the difference between a pistol and a revolver” Glock told...

Springfield M1A: The M14’s Successful Sibling

When commercial gunmaker Springfield Armory decided to begin making and selling a civilian version of...

Thompson Submachine Gun: The Tommy Gun Goes to War

After World War I, Thompson became very interested in, if not obsessed with, the concept...

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor...

Marine & Rifleman–Sidney C. Phillips, Jr.

NRA Life member Sidney C. Phillips, Jr., joined the U.S. Marine Corps on December 8,...

The History of the .357 Magnum

There are lighter .357 Mag. revolvers to pack and more powerful, finely made revolvers to...

The Amazing Life of Walter R. Walsh

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

Spanish Broomhandles

Spanish manufacturers developed a “broomhandle” pistol to undermine Mauser influence in China.

U.S. Krag-Jorgensen: The Foreign Rifle

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

Book Review: 50 Years of Gunleather

Here’s the life story of legendary holster maker John Bianchi.
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