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The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of...
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...
Auto-Ordnance Releases the Tanker World War II Thompson

Auto-Ordnance Releases the Tanker World War II Thompson

Thompson Auto Ordnance, maker of the famous "Tommy Gun," has introduced its special edition World...
Field Notes: 10 mm Auto

Field Notes: 10 mm Auto

These field notes by Field Editor Jeremiah Knupp contain the specifications of five 10 mm...
Nine Lives of the 10 mm Auto

Nine Lives of the 10 mm Auto

Counted out more than once, the 10 mm Auto cartridge simply refuses to give up—and...
Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not to appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield...
Kahr Firearms Group Introduces the Thompson 9 mm

Kahr Firearms Group Introduces the Thompson 9 mm

Kahr Firearms Group has introduced the Deluxe model Thompson in 9 mm.
A Battle At Barrington: The Men & The Guns

A Battle At Barrington: The Men & The Guns

On Nov. 27, 1934, two federal agents faced two heavily armed bandits in what is...
Seabees Can Shoot!

Seabees Can Shoot!

From the American Rifleman archives, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Seabees, we...
The Unlikely Resilience of the AR-7 Survival Rifle

The Unlikely Resilience of the AR-7 Survival Rifle

Despite the failed fortunes of its former manufacturers, the AR-7 rifle remains in production after...
Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against...
Arms of American Airborne

Arms of American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during...
General Motors Went To War

General Motors Went To War

Most are not surprised that General Motors Corp. turned out trucks and other types of...
The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor...
“Carbine” Williams Myth & Reality

“Carbine” Williams Myth & Reality

Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine,...
World War II Field Fix for the M3 Grease Gun

World War II Field Fix for the M3 Grease Gun

Learn about the World War II field modification that put damaged Grease Guns back in...
Throwback Thursday: British Lion At Bay, Part 1

Throwback Thursday: British Lion At Bay, Part 1

1942: Britain’s Fate Hangs in the Balance—Can Her Army Meet The Challenge?
Special NRA Presentation: All About Tommy Guns

Special NRA Presentation: All About Tommy Guns

If you are in Nashville for the NRA Annual Meetings, be sure to make time...
Behind Enemy Lines: Weapons of Vietnam's Covert Warriors

Behind Enemy Lines: Weapons of Vietnam's Covert Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group carried an astonishing...
Guns of the Battle of Blair Mountain

Guns of the Battle of Blair Mountain

In 1921, “Marching Miners” squared off against mine owners and the “Logan County Defenders” in...
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