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Rifleman Q&A: How Do Army 'M' Numbers Work?

M1 Garand, M1911, M14 rifle...where does the military come up with all these numbers and how do they work?

Lyman Products Founder 'Mace' Thompson Passes Away

James F. "Mace" Thompson, founder of Lyman Products, passed away on April 3 after a long battle with cancer.

NRA Gun of the Week: Thompson/Center Arms Venture II

Watch our NRA gun of the Week video examination of a second-generation bolt-action hunting rifle from Thompson/Center.

Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.

Heir Apparent: The Hornady .17 Mach 2 Cartridge

The Hornady .17 Mach 2—a first cousin to the .17 HMR, “The Little Cartridge That Could”—provides unprecedented levels of performance from the .22 Long Rifle bloodline.

Lord Lovat's Rifles: In Film, Recollection and Reality

The most famous rifle of D-Day—or at least the most memorable rifle of “The Longest Day”—wasn’t actually there. Lord Lovat did carry his Mannlicher-Schoenauer carbine in combat, however, and we can learn a lot about British and American guns used during World War II from his memoirs.

In Country: Small Arms of the Vietnam War

It was more than half a century ago that American troops stepped up ground operations in the Republic of Vietnam. Here are some of the guns used by the guys on the ground.

Unsung: The AN/M2 .50-cal. Machine Gun in World War II

From Pearl Harbor until the Japanese surrender, the AN/M2 .50-cal. Browning machine gun served in the air, on land and at sea, and was a part of every major American battle in every theater of operations around the world. It was the unsung hero of American firepower during World War II.

Cold Steel, Liemke Thermal Optics Change Hands

Cold Steel and Liemke Thermal Optics have transitioned ownership to new parent companies.

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