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M1903A4 Development: The U.S. Army’s Search for a Sniper Rifle

Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.

Sniping In Korea: 1950-1953

When U.S. forces rushed to stop the North Koreans from overrunning South Korea in 1950, there were almost no American snipers. As the battle lines stabilized, that would change, and the war would become ideal for the employment of well-equipped and well-trained snipers.

The American Lewis Gun

Though an American design, it was used much more commonly by our British and Belgian allies in World War I. But the .30-’06 Lewis Gun delivered sterling performance to American soldiers, sailors and Marines in two world wars.

Rifleman Q&A: Finding A USMC Model 1941 Johnson Rifle

Melvin Johnson believed Garand's mainstream design to be flawed and reasoned that a handier gun might appeal to the Dutch. His unique M1941 rifle went on to inspire the likes of Eugene stoner, among others, yet garnered very little U.S. military acceptance at the time.

'Give Me A Gunny': Marine Gunnery Sergeants in the Firearm Industry

Marine Gunnery Sergeants are not only invaluable for their service in uniform, they also play an important role in the firearms industry with their expertise.

Rifleman Q&A: A Marine Corps M1917 Rifle?

This "USMC" marked M1917 rifle isn't what it appears to be, but it is a unique part of American military history.

NRA at 150: Two American Icons & Past Presidents

Within the pantheon of American heroes, two gentlemen with deep ties to both the U.S. Marine Corps and the NRA stand out.

The Guns of Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury

In Oct. 1983, the U.S. military conducted an invasion of the communist-overrun island of Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury. Here we take a look at this history and firearms used by both sides.

Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small arms from different sources to arm their soldiers. Here we explore some of these Communist-used firearms.

Branching Out: Trijicon's Expansive Riflescope Lineup

Best known for advanced optics such as the ACOG, VCOG and RMR, Trijicon has waded into standard riflescopes in a big way with six new lines of variable-power riflescopes in traditional formats.

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