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ARTV Preview: Browning M1917 and M1919, Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Optic Ready and XM177E2 CAR-15

In this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, we near the end of our picks for the top 10 machine guns of all time with the Browning M1917 and M1919 family. We also take a look at the Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Combat Optic Ready handgun and examine the Vietnam era XM177E2 CAR-15.

Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small arms from different sources to arm their soldiers. Here we explore some of these Communist-used firearms.

When Pigs Fly: The Heliborne M60 Machine Gun in Vietnam

The conflict in Vietnam is considered by many to have been an infantryman’s war. While that may be true, it certainly took a tremendous amount of support from the air and the sea to give American soldiers and Marines a competitive advantage in the harsh environment of Southeast Asia.

Inside Look: SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun

As part of the package put together for a U.S. Military contract, SIG Sauer took the next step in machine-gun evolution with its MG 338. We got a closer look here.

The U.S. Model 1919A4 Machine Gun

Based on the M1917A1 water-cooled, belt-fed machine gun, the lighter, air-cooled M1919A4 Browning was one of the standout arms used by American troops during World War II.

The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

Director Peter Jackson, the man behind The recent film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings," decided to take on a project to gives voice to those British soldiers that fought in the Great War.

The Keefe Report: Over There—The Guns of the Doughboys

A century ago today, United States of America was no longer sitting on the sidelines. President Woodrow Wilson, who had struggled to keep the United States out of the military cataclysm of the Great War, asked the U.S. Congress for declaration of war, and he got it on April 6, 1917.

The Vickers K Gun and D-Day

The U.S. Army Rangers storming Pointe Du Hoc were not the only Allied troops using Vickers K Guns on D-Day. If you read about the K Gun in Marty Morgan’s "The Forgotten Guns of D-Day" article and were curious about the Vickers K Gun, here’s more on British Commandoes use of them.

Foreign Weapons 101

Learning about the guns our troops are encountering in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Reports from Afghanistan

American Rifleman’s man on the ground in Afghanistan reports on the arms used by our troops and the mission they face today. He found that they are proud to protect our freedom overseas—especially when they know the NRA protects their rights at home.

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