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First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, they found the Polish military to...
Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

For the first time ever, we learn how retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mills, decorated...
Wartime Winchesters

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...
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...
The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both...
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...
SHOT Show 2019: CVA Paramount Long-Range Muzzleloader

SHOT Show 2019: CVA Paramount Long-Range Muzzleloader

Unlike any other .45 caliber muzzleloader in CVA's line-up, the Paramount has been designed to...
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...
The Ivy Patch Gun

The Ivy Patch Gun

Ever go digging in an ivy patch? Imagine finding an artillery piece at the end...
War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

An army should never go to war without rifles to arm its soldiers. Yet that...
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...
The 4th Annual NRA/North–South Skirmish Association National Civil War Championship

The 4th Annual NRA/North–South Skirmish Association National Civil War Championship

If you ever wondered what it was like to shoot an old muzzleloading black powder...
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...
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