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The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of...
Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

While reading this book, I found myself at about every third or fourth page exclaiming—“I...
“Known But To God”: The Unknown Soldier and the U.S.S. Olympia

“Known But To God”: The Unknown Soldier and the U.S.S. Olympia

The Unknown Soldier is guarded by the Sentinels of the 3rd U.S. Infantry day and...
The Luger of the Tropics

The Luger of the Tropics

In the hands of the military and police—as well as revolutionaries and bandits—for decades, the...
Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the...
The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

A reader questions Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe about his seemingly sarcastic commentary on outdoor television regarding...
Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...
Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a...
Tested: SIG Sauer’s Made-In-America P210 Pistol

Tested: SIG Sauer’s Made-In-America P210 Pistol

With origins as a Swiss service pistol and a well-deserved reputation for quality and accuracy,...
I Have This Old Gun: Pattern 1856 “Enfield” Cavalry Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Pattern 1856 “Enfield” Cavalry Carbine

In the 1850s, Britain’s military, like others in Europe and the New World, realized that...
FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it acquired rifles—including some used by the Germans...
Frozen Indecision: American Intervention in Siberian Russia, 1918

Frozen Indecision: American Intervention in Siberian Russia, 1918

America’s interaction with Russia is quite the hot topic these days. Many Americans wonder, are...
General Grant’s Magnificent Set of Lost Remingtons

General Grant’s Magnificent Set of Lost Remingtons

A recent discovery brings to light a pair of Remington New Model Army revolvers that...
America Remembers Announces NRA Right to Bear Arms Tribute Pistol

America Remembers Announces NRA Right to Bear Arms Tribute Pistol

The Tribute is issued on a Colt Government Model .45—a classic and storied American sidearm.
I Have This Old Gun: Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine

Although we think of Colt percussion revolvers as being an open-top design, there was one...
The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

Even though the last cavalry carbine of the U.S. Army was the M1899 Krag-Jorgensen, the...
American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

Virginia Military Institute's collection of early American repeating firearms, Civil War weapons and U.S. martial...
Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Lucky were the soldiers armed with the .30–40 Krag-Jorgensen, but many Americans fought with the...
In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

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...
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