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The Glock 17 Pistol

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

Thompson Submachine Gun: The Tommy Gun Goes to War

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

"Non-Colt" 1911s

It is sometimes overlooked that there were also a relatively limited number of M1911 .45...

Bug-Out Bag: Your One Survival Gun

In the unlikely event of a super volcano, nuclear holocaust or viral epidemic, which firearm...

Book Review: The World’s Assault Rifles

Thomas Nelson’s book will become the standard reference on assault rifles for decades to come.

The History of the .357 Magnum

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

Spanish Broomhandles

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

Century Arms Centurion 39 Sporter Rifle

Here’s a U.S. made, semi-auto version of the most successful 20th-century military arm-the AK-47.

Guns of the Falklands War

Despite both countries’ modernity, the Falklands conflict contained a lot of conventional fighting.

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....

In Memoriam: William C. Davis, Jr.

Long-time American Rifleman ballistics editor, William C. Davis died on March 4, 2010.

Foreign Weapons 101

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

Inside the Pistols of FNH USA

Fabrique Nationale has branched out into polymer handguns.

80 Years of Weaver Scopes

Even after 80 years, Weaver scopes represent quality and value.

The Arms of April 19, 1775

At the battles of Lexington and Concord, American Patriots stood up to the might of...

A Half-Century of Service

The NRA Law Enforcement Division celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

AR Operating Systems: Gas Impingement vs. Piston

Can the gas-piston AR system overtake the longest serving military rifle, or will the gas...

Top 10 Challenge

Did the Beretta Model 92FS/M9 deserve inclusion in our Top 10 Handguns list?

The Redcoats’ Brown Bess

Brown Bess muskets served both sides during the American Revolution.
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