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Mastering the Handgun: A Tried-and-True Method

With the incredible number of firearms and accessories available, it can seem easy to buy...

"Over There:" U.S. Marines At Belleau Wood

Watch this American Rifleman TV segment "Over There: Part Three" to learn about the United...

High Standard: Gone But Not Forgotten

High Standard was a prominent company in the mid-20th century and had many great models,...

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

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

Back to Basics: Keeping Your Rimfire Running

Whether you are a plinker, a small-game hunter or sophisticated target shooter, keeping your firearm...

Back to Basics: 10 Handloading No-Nos

Avoid these bad practices and your handloads will be more accurate, more reliable and a...

Back to Basics: Get a Grip … On Your Handgun

Rifle and shotgun fit are talked about a lot, but handgun fit is largely ignored.

Editors’ Picks 2018: Taurus 1911 Officer Pistol

Taurus has gone back to the basics with some of its 2018 introductions by fleshing...

Back to Basics: Pistol Bullets

There has been a tremendous amount of research and testing in handgun bullets, especially during...

Back to Basics: Primers

It may be small, but without the little bang of the primer, there is no...

Back to Basics: Center-fire Cartridge Cases

Ever since the first firearms, the notion of combining bullet, powder and priming has been...

Back to Basics: Cast Bullets

Old fashioned or out of date? Nothing could be further than the truth. Cast bullets...

Back to Basics: Iron Sights

Let’s take a closer look at these things we call sights and determine the best...

Back to Basics: How Semi-Automatic Firearms Work

The semi-automatic firearm is so standard now that many accept it as the way firearms...

Back to Basics: Understanding Handgun Actions

When it comes to handgun operation, there seems to remain a nearly constant misinterpretation.

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Pistol-Mounted Red-Dot Optics

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach introduces the basics of shooting with pistol-mounted red-dot optics.

Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

It is a good idea for the defensive handgunner to have some experience in shooting...

Sheriff's Tips: Practice With Either Hand

Once you have begun to get a handle on the basics of defensive handgun shooting,...

Sheriff's Tips: Just Hit the Target

The gun you carry is not nearly as important as your ability to hit the...
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