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First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, they found the Polish military to...
Forster Products: Tooling Around with Precision Focus

Forster Products: Tooling Around with Precision Focus

For a select group of shooters, including the author, half-MOA just won’t cut it, and...
Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

For the first time ever, we learn how retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mills, decorated...
I Have This Old Gun: Simson W625B .22 Trainer

I Have This Old Gun: Simson W625B .22 Trainer

By the early 1930s, Germany was working clandestinely to circumvent the military restrictions imposed on...
The U.S. Model 1919A4 Machine Gun

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...
Walther’s PPK

Walther’s PPK

Classic lines, timeless style and reliable features have defined the legendary PPK as the quintessential...
The Trophies of a Dough

The Trophies of a Dough

The story of Sgt. Malcolm “Buck” Marsh’s "bring-backs" is chronicled in Adam Makos’ new book...
In Memoriam: Janelle Cooper—1920-2019

In Memoriam: Janelle Cooper—1920-2019

A memorial service for Janelle Cooper—co-founder of Gunsite Academy who died on July 28 at...
Springfield Armory Adds M1A Tanker Rifle

Springfield Armory Adds M1A Tanker Rifle

Inspired by the shortened "Tanker" Garand rifles of World War II, the M1A Tanker packs...
Wartime Winchesters

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...
MKS Supply Offers D-Day Commemorative Combat Shotgun

MKS Supply Offers D-Day Commemorative Combat Shotgun

Each shotgun comes with a certificate of authenticity denoting the 75th anniversary of the D-Day...
The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

Although the M1 Garand was the United States’ main infantry rifle during World War II—the...
NRA Gun of the Week: Sten Machine Carbines

NRA Gun of the Week: Sten Machine Carbines

Watch as American Rifleman's Mark Keefe checks out a few early British Sten Machine Carbines...
Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Today’s riflescope is tougher, more precise with its elevation and windage adjustments, and has much...
A Very Special Carbine

A Very Special Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1” is without a doubt one of the most popular...
Archives: The U.S. M3 Submachine Gun

Archives: The U.S. M3 Submachine Gun

The American Rifleman staff had an early and up- close look at the then-new M3...
The Keefe Report: D-Day + 75—Day of Days

The Keefe Report: D-Day + 75—Day of Days

Now 75 years after the event, Operation Overlord-Neptune, better known as D-Day, we must remember...
Product Preview: Steinel 8x22 mm Nambu Ammunition

Product Preview: Steinel 8x22 mm Nambu Ammunition

Steinel Ammunition has released a cartridge specifically for Type 94 and Type 14 Nambus, with...
Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Firing an historic rifle such as the MG42, then reviewing footage of it in operation,...
Aerial Gunfight: Shot Down by a .45

Aerial Gunfight: Shot Down by a .45

The M1911 and M1911A1 pistols are legends among firearms. Their remarkable exploits in the hands...
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