SW99 Lead

Review: Smith & Wesson SW99

Two of the world’s best handgun makers―one from the “Old” and one from the “New”―have partnered to make one of the best semi-autos of all time: the SW99.

Thinking In Three Dimensions: The Genius of John Moses Browning

His firearms have figured significantly in history for more than a century, but John Moses Browning had a method of inventing that is only now being fully understood—and may come as quite a surprise.

The Breechloading Sharps: History & Performance

The Sharps breechloader was a truly innovative design that came right on the eve of America's western expansion. The lever-action design helped to secure the west and excelled on the target ranges as well.

NRA Gun of the Week: Stoeger M3500 Predator/Turkey

On this week’s “Gun of the Week, American Rifleman staff examine a distinct predator- and turkey-hunting shotgun from Stoeger.

NRA Gun of the Week: Henry Repeating Arms X Model .45-70

On this week’’s “Gun of the Week, American Rifleman staff examine the most advanced lever-action rifle from Henry Repeating Arms, and it’s chambered in .45-70 Gov’t.

The Guns of NASA: WSTF's Hypervelocity Impact Testing Program

To test the materials used in space flight against high-velocity impacts, the Hypervelocity Impact Testing Program uses unique firearms that produce ballistic results far beyond any conventional rifle.

Metal-Fatigue Failures: Is Your Gun at Risk?

Sometimes, through no fault of their owners’ use, gun parts simply fail. In many cases, “fatigue failures” are to blame. Can they be predicted? A veteran firearm engineer answers that question.

Dealing With Fouling: Getting Out What You Put In

So, you have a rifle that simply isn’t accurate anymore. What do you do? The answer may lie in cleaning the barrel like you’ve never cleaned it before.

How to Build a Custom 10/22 Rifle at Home

Here is a closer look at the features available to home builders and a step-by-step walkthrough of the process.

The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

Although the semi-automatic M4-style carbine has dominated the AR market for many years, there is growing interest in ARs more akin to the original design. Why? The rifle-length AR may be your best bet when it comes to ballistics, reliability and durability.

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