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The 'Trench Gun' in World War I

During World War I American “Doughboys” went “over the top” with a fearsome, distinctly American...

The Birth of the NRA: Wingate, Church & The Leech Cup

The NRA was founded 150 years ago "To Promote And Encourage Rifle Shooting On A...

The Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

The Marine Corps has long been regarded as some of the best marksmen in the...

NRA Celebrates 150th Anniversary in 2021

Founded in 1871, the National Rifle Association celebrates 150 years of defending freedom in 2021.

Silk & Steel: Firearm-Wielding Women on the Frontier

From the days of the first colonists and the Wild West to today, American women...

WWI Galilean Sights: An Evolution in Sniping

What are Galilean sights? More importantly, how well did they work? A group of modern...

Origins of Pistolcraft: The Development of the 'Modern Technique'

Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter,...

Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles...

The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

Though many have moved on to other shooting stances, the Weaver Stance was revolutionary and...

American Guns: 10 Firearms That Shaped Our Nation

Firearms are a crucial part of American culture, so it's no surprise that they've played...

'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I...

ARTV Preview: British 1st Airborne at Arnhem; Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield EZ; U.S. Model 1855 Rifle-Musket

This week on on American Rifleman TV we continue with Operation Market Garden with the...

Review: Uberti 1851 Navy Conversion in .38 Spl.

Uberti USA’s “Outlaws & Lawmen” series creates the gun that "Wild Bill" Hickok might have...

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

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both...

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the...

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...

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...

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came...

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

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