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A Look Back at the Heckler & Koch MP5

A Look Back at the Heckler & Koch MP5

Some call it the Cadillac of submachine guns; others christen it the Rolls Royce of...
Wartime Winchesters

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...
Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking,...
A Very Special Carbine

A Very Special Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1” is without a doubt one of the most popular...
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...
The Model 70 Story: Improving the Model 54

The Model 70 Story: Improving the Model 54

A re-telling of the Winchester Model 70's history from a classic issue of October 1980...
Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

While reading this book, I found myself at about every third or fourth page exclaiming—“I...
In the Company of Soldiers: The U.S. M17 & M18 Modular Handgun Systems

In the Company of Soldiers: The U.S. M17 & M18 Modular Handgun Systems

The U.S. Army adopted a new semi-automatic pistol, the M17 as made by SIG Sauer,...
“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...
The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both...
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...
The Keefe Report: Different Barrett Lands USSOCOM Sniper Rifle

The Keefe Report: Different Barrett Lands USSOCOM Sniper Rifle

It’s official. Ronnie and Chris Barrett of Barrett Firearms Mfg. have become the first father...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fear & Loading: Interesting Tidbits in Ammo Orders

Fear & Loading: Interesting Tidbits in Ammo Orders

Hornady’s announcement this week is an unusual deviation from the U.S. military’s typically snail’s pace...
The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But...
The Sterling: Britain’s Cold War Submachine Gun

The Sterling: Britain’s Cold War Submachine Gun

The Sterling submachine gun saw action in more than 40 conflicts, well earning its place...
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