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Greenland and the Strategic Advantage of Weather Reporting

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

Back to Basics: Holsters

The term “holster” dates back to somewhere in the mid-17th century. Its origins are a...

Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Firing an historic rifle such as the MG42, then reviewing footage of it in operation,...

A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

There is only a limited supply of Thompsons left, and fewer yet that can be...

“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 Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

Following the disbandment of the Continental Army in 1784, the United States kept only a...

Video—Preserving the Skills: Gunsmithing at Colonial Williamsburg

Gunsmiths at Colonial Williamsburg demonstrate the tricks of their old-fashioned trade, creating high-quality, period-correct firearms...

Colonial Williamsburg's Fire A Flintlock Musket Program

Want to fire a period-correct musket? Check out Colonial Williamsburg's musket range and "Fire a...

Making the American Rifle at Colonial Williamsburg

The gunsmithing program at Virginia’s first capital works not only to preserve the form of...

The 136th NRA/N-SSA National Civil War Championship

The NRA affiliated North-South Skirmish Association (N-SSA) held its 136th National Competition at Ft. Shenandoah...

Cimarron’s Two-Gun Tribute to the Texas Rangers

Two of Cimarron’s newest replica 19th century guns pay homage to the Texas Rangers—not only...

Troubleshooting Rifle Accuracy

The search may never end, and the outcome is never certain, but the quest for...

The Armed Citizen® June 2, 2017

While it’s not a situation you’d ever hope to be in, a recent case shows...

The Homecoming of a Lost Marine

Seventy-three years after Marine Pvt. Harry Tye engaged in one of the bloodiest battles of...

A Real Gun For Christmas

From the Dec. 1955 American Rifleman comes this editorial from then NRA Executive Director Louis...

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle By John Small

Revolutionary War veteran John Small, “perhaps the finest gunsmith to work west of the Appalachian...

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle by John Small

A Revolutionary War veteran and one of the leading men in the “Old Northwest,” John...

The Untold Story Of The Radom Pistol Under German Occupation

The Vis wz.35 pistol, better known simply as the Radom, was adopted by the Polish...
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