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10 Guns That Shaped America

Firearms have been a part of this nation since, well, long before it was a...

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Cooper

This man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the...

Seeing the Sights

Finding the best sights is still up to the shooter, but Wiley Clapp encourages folks...

Throwback Thursday: The Improved .45 Pistol

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article...

The Colt Marine Pistol

Although the M1911A1 in .45 ACP was superseded in 1985 by the M9 as the...

First Nine

The 9 mm was create in Germany, and came over to America around the middle...

Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

The Lewis, Thompson, BAR and M1917 water-cooled machine gun, along with the M1903 Springfield rifle...

MAB P-15

In the 1960s, American shooters started getting interested in semi-auto pistols. Unfortunately, they had relatively...

Hotter Than The Hinges Of Hell's Gates–Don Burgett

Donald R. Burgett was a 19-year-old paratrooper who dropped into Normandy in the early morning...

A Centennial Celebration of 1911s

Other than the M1911, no service arm has survived 100 years of U.S. military service.

The Trials of the M1911

The adoption of the M1911 came to be through a lengthy trials process and a...

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...

Colt Series 70 Model 1911

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

M 1911 Series 70

We are now in the centennial year of the magnificent Government Model Colt 1911, arguably...

The Remington R1 M1911

The R1 is Remington’s first semi-automatic pistol since the 1920s.

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

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

The History of the .357 Magnum

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

John Bianchi: An American Legend

John Bianchi was a soldier, a police officer, a competitive shooter and, of course, the...
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