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Colts In The Cockpit: Arming Pilots—From Airmail To Commercial Aviation

Think the idea of arming pilots is new? Think again. Every time you board a...

The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...

Guns of the Tet Offensive

Advanced American firepower, coupled with traditional G.I. ingenuity and courage held the line during the...

The Vietnamese K-50M Submachine Gun

Based on the Chinese Type 50, which was itself based on the Soviet PPSh-41, the...

The First Panzerjäger: Germany’s T-Gewehr Anti-Tank Rifle

In response to the new Allied armored threat, Waffenfabrik Mauser AG quickly designed and produced...

The Trouble with Trench Guns

The Winchester Model 1897 “Trench Gun” with a fixed bayonet was a fearsome and distinctly...

SHOT Show 2018: SIG Sauer U.S. XM17 Pistol

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe, who has been chasing the story of the U.S. XM17 since...

Results: 2017 NRA National Matches

The finest civilian and military marksmen in the country made the trek to Camp Atterbury,...

Last of Its Kind: The USMC Model 1909 Colt

How does the last military-issue .45 Colt revolver stack up today at the range? A...

I Have This Old Gun: Astra Model 300

In the second decade of the 20th century, the Spanish army adopted a curious handgun—the...

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There...

The Keefe Report: CMP 1911s—Wonka Golden Ticket Unlikely

In case you think you're going to get the Golden M1911 and remodel your dream...

The Keefe Report: Christmas Arrives Early for the 101st as XM17s Are Issued

Santa, in the form of the Army’s Program Executive Office Solider, came down the chimney...

Tested: Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Compact Pistol

Slightly larger than the M&P Compact, the new M&P9 2.0 Compact has replaced the older...

Cold War Warriors—The Men and Guns of Special Forces Berlin

While the Iron Curtain still stood, U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Berlin prepared for...

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not to appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield...

Machine Guns Take Flight During The Great War

Man had barely learned to fly when he decided to both fly and fight. With...

“Grim Reapers”: The Machine Guns of World War I

A century ago, Americans of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France and began filtering...

Rifleman Q&A: Well-Kempt Secrets–Cleaning Blackpowder Revolvers

A reader asks for a modern way to clean a blackpowder revolver without completely disassembling...
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