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Branching Out: European American Armory's Girsan Pistols

Veteran importer EAA has expanded with a full line of pistols—and shotguns, too—from Turkey’s Girsan....

The Pedersen Device: A Secret Weapon of WWI

Though never used in combat, the innovative Pedersen Device was a potential solution to the...

The 10mm Auto: History & Performance of a Potent Pistol Cartridge

Nearly four decades after it made its debut, the 10mm Auto is offered in more...

Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s

Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove...

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...

Jeff Cooper: The Man Behind the 'Modern Technique'

Col. Jeff Cooper, a man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is...

An Old Friend: My 1911

Still has all the speed necessary, but the bumps and grinds simply are not there.

Greenland and the Strategic Advantage of Weather Reporting

Explore the history and strategic importance of Greenland during the Second World War.

Last Of The Breed: Marine Corps M45A1

The final example of U.S. military M1911s, the Marine Corps M45A1 was carried on special...

A Very Special Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1” is without a doubt one of the most popular...

Range Report Part II: Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra MS

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach continues his extensive range testing of this well-priced .45-cal. M1911 pistol.

Editors’ Picks 2019: Les Baer Gunsite Pistol

Les Baer’s Gunsite Pistol is a modern rendition of Col. Jeff Cooper’s preferred defensive handgun—a...

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

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

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But...

World War I Pistols: Trench Sweepers

Elite Belgian and French “trench sweepers” used Browning-designed FN and Colt pistols in the perilous...

Frozen Indecision: American Intervention in Siberian Russia, 1918

America’s interaction with Russia is quite the hot topic these days. Many Americans wonder, are...

The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

It's a happy ending for these 8,000 pistols fought on battlefields from Europe to Southeast...

The Kimber Rifle Story

The company best known for its rifles with classic American lines, light weight and accuracy,...

The Trouble with Trench Guns

The Winchester Model 1897 “Trench Gun” with a fixed bayonet was a fearsome and distinctly...
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