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Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small...

In Country: Small Arms of the Vietnam War

It was more than half a century ago that American troops stepped up ground operations...

HAVA Overcomes COVID-19 at Training Shooting Event

The Honored American Veterans Afield non-profit held a four day training event in Bandera, Tex....

Veterans Day, Armistice Day and A Captain’s M1911

In this article, we go into the history of Veterans and Armistice Day along with...

Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles...

When Pigs Fly: The Heliborne M60 Machine Gun in Vietnam

The conflict in Vietnam is considered by many to have been an infantryman’s war. While...

U.S. Army Ordnance vs. NRA: The Battle Over the M1 Garand

At one time, the National Rifle Association really didn't like the M1 Garand. Here's the...

The 'Welrod' Pistol: A Silent Arm for the SOE

Developed to arm members of Britain's Special Operations Executive during WWII, the Hand Firing Device...

Rolling Thunder: An Interview with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch

Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach sits down with Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith to talk about his...

Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

This is not just a 1911 story. It is a treasure story, just as much...

The U.S. Model 1919A4 Machine Gun

Based on the M1917A1 water-cooled, belt-fed machine gun, the lighter, air-cooled M1919A4 Browning was one...

Tested: FN’s 509 Tactical Pistol

Inspired by the U.S. Army’s XM17 pistol trials, the FN 509 Tactical brings well-thought-out features...

M1152 & M1153: The Army’s New 9 mm Luger Loads

While much ink has been spilled on the “kinetic platform” (what most of us would...

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,...

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

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

Tested: Mossberg’s MC1sc Pistol

The Mossberg Carry 1 Subcompact ticks all the boxes for a modern, personal-protection, center-fire pistol.

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...

Tested: SIG Sauer’s Made-In-America P210 Pistol

With origins as a Swiss service pistol and a well-deserved reputation for quality and accuracy,...

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 M1 Carbine in Vietnam

The M1 Carbine was introduced into Vietnam by French troops during the late 1940s in...
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