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D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

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

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of...
An Essential Uzi Guide

An Essential Uzi Guide

Uziel Gal’s 9 mm Luger submachine gun is one of the most distinctive small arms...
2019 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards

2019 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards

Now in their 17th year, these prestigious awards recognize standouts from the firearm industry. Here...
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...
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...
Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled...
The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

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...
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...
Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

The journey from the dawning days of the American Revolution to the requisition of the...
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....
Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Separating fact from movie fiction, what arms were used during the 13-day siege in February...
The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

Although the semi-automatic M4-style carbine has dominated the AR market for many years, there is...
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...
Fear & Loading: World’s Second-Largest Army Going with SIG?

Fear & Loading: World’s Second-Largest Army Going with SIG?

The Times of India has reported that the country’s military is fast-tracking the purchase of...
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...
First Action in the European Theater: The M1 Garand at Dieppe

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

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

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later...
Tested: Hi-Lux XTC1-4X34 Riflescope

Tested: Hi-Lux XTC1-4X34 Riflescope

In 1966, James Leatherwood started Leatherwood Optics, and the U.S. Army would soon issue his...
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