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NRA Gun of the Week: Sten Mk II Machine Carbine

Watch as American Rifleman's Mark Keefe shoots and discusses the open-bolt-fired Sten Mk II Machine...

Archives: The U.S. M3 Submachine Gun

The American Rifleman staff had an early and up- close look at the then-new M3...

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi...

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

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

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been...

First Action in the European Theater: The M1 Garand at Dieppe

While used previously in defense of the Philippines, the American M1 would not see European-theater...

America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later...

Profile: Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Captain Dan Combs

A friend of legendary Border Patrolman Bill Jordan and the FBI’s Jelly Bryce, Captain Dan...

FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it acquired rifles—including some used by the Germans...

Full Power/Full Auto: The Thompson Goes Metric And the MP5 Goes American

When the FBI adopted the 10 mm Auto in 1989 they naturally sought a shoulder-fired...

Nine Lives of the 10 mm Auto

Counted out more than once, the 10 mm Auto cartridge simply refuses to give up—and...

Remington’s 870 DM & Mossberg’s 590M

For the first time in their respective histories, the two pre-eminent pump-action shotgun designs—the Remington...

The Tommy Gun “In Country”: The Thompson SMG in Vietnam

Shortly after President Kennedy increased military aid to South Vietnam, crates of Thompsons were on...

Profile: Jelly Bryce—Oklahoma Gunfighter

Delf A. “Jelly” Bryce was a lawman who could match it with just about any...

A Look Back at the M1 Carbine

Like a lot of things American, the popularity of the M1 Carbine grew more because...

A Battle At Barrington: The Men & The Guns

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

The M2 Submachine Gun

The Thompson, while excellent, was expensive and time-consuming to make. So, faced with a pressing...
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