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Marine Companion: Remington-Rand M1911A1

Marine Companion: Remington-Rand M1911A1

A veteran Remington-Rand M1911A1 was always by this young Marine officer’s side in Vietnam.
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...
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

Wiley Clapp's Marine Corps service influenced his choice for his favorite pistol of the 1960s.
A Look Back at the .44 Special

A Look Back at the .44 Special

As the 20th century was about to debut, the brass at Smith & Wesson decided...
The Model 1903 In World War I

The Model 1903 In World War I

When the Doughboys went to France, starting in 1917, they took with them arguably the...
A Very Special Colt Woodsman

A Very Special Colt Woodsman

Colt’s venerable Woodsman is an American rimfire icon, and it’s right at home anywhere you...
Tet 50th Anniversary Tribute Pistol

Tet 50th Anniversary Tribute Pistol

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and all Americans who...
Last of Its Kind: The USMC Model 1909 Colt

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...
The Doughboy’s M1911 Pistol in World War I

The Doughboy’s M1911 Pistol in World War I

By 1918, in the hands of the Doughboys of the American Expeditionary Force, the Kaiser’s...
Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield it...
Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the...
The Keefe Report: "It's My Second Amendment"

The Keefe Report: "It's My Second Amendment"

A man should have heroes. And I am proud to say I have come to...
Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against...
NRA Gun of the Week: Colt Wiley Clapp Stainless Commander Pistol

NRA Gun of the Week: Colt Wiley Clapp Stainless Commander Pistol

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe gets a close look at the Colt Wiley Clapp Stainless Commander.
Tet 50th Anniversary Tribute Pistol

Tet 50th Anniversary Tribute Pistol

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and all Americans who...
Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

The armorer offers you a Colt Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 or a Smith &...
John Browning's Automatic Rifle

John Browning's Automatic Rifle

From the trenches of France to “Frozen Chosin,” the BAR proved its worth on countless...
America’s  Military Revolvers

America’s Military Revolvers

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until...
The Keefe Report: Marine Raiders Throw .45 Overboard

The Keefe Report: Marine Raiders Throw .45 Overboard

It has just been announced that Glock 19s will replace Colt M45A1 .45 ACPs in...
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