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A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

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

“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...
Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

From the American Rifleman Archives: U.S. Marine Corps M40-series rifles have earned their reputation as...
The Luger of the Tropics

The Luger of the Tropics

In the hands of the military and police—as well as revolutionaries and bandits—for decades, the...
Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the...
Tested: Smith & Wesson Model 19 Classic Revolver

Tested: Smith & Wesson Model 19 Classic Revolver

It was a gun so perfectly suited for law enforcement use that it was nicknamed...
The M1 Garand At Dieppe

The M1 Garand At Dieppe

In August 1942, a small force of U.S. Army Rangers accompanying British and Canadian troops...
The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

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...
Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

The authors trace the fascinating history of just one M1903, the very first, serial No....
The G.I. Thompson In World War II

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been...
Video:  I Have This Old Gun: L1A1 SLR (British FAL)

Video: I Have This Old Gun: L1A1 SLR (British FAL)

The less recognizably named cousin of the FN FAL, the L1A1 SLR (or British FAL)...
Video: I Have This Old Gun—Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

Video: I Have This Old Gun—Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

A World War II rifle designed to solve World War II-era problems, the Boys Anti-Tank...
The Krag Is Still Relevant

The Krag Is Still Relevant

The Krag, and its .30-40 Krag cartridge, enjoyed a much longer hunting life because a...
The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

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...
Shooter’s Tips: Learning the Red Dot

Shooter’s Tips: Learning the Red Dot

The transition to using the MRDS as a primary sighting system can trip up some...
Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

During the Vietnam War, Special Forces soldiers of the Studies and Observation Group fought a...
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.
Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a...
The Ivy Patch Gun

The Ivy Patch Gun

Ever go digging in an ivy patch? Imagine finding an artillery piece at the end...
Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun

The lesser-known cousin of the famous PPSh 41, the stamped-steel, 7.62x25 mm-chambered PPSh 43 submachine...
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