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Remembering Chief Kyle

Before heading to the theatre to see "American Sniper," take time to read Rifleman's articles about—and written by —SEAL sniper and American hero Chief Chris Kyle.

Behind Enemy Lines: Weapons of Vietnam's Covert Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group carried an astonishing array of small arms. Armed with everything from sawed-off machine guns to the first CAR-15s to Gyrojet pistols, these covert warriors had to move fast and hit hard.

NRA Annual Meetings Seminar Preview: “Guns Of Pearl Harbor” and “Sniping In Vietnam”

At the 145th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, Ky., American Rifleman will host four special presentations, including one in honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor—”a day which will live in infamy”—Dec. 7, 1941.

Behind Enemy Lines: Guns of Vietnam's SOG Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) carried an astonishing array of firearms while operating behind enemy lines.

Preview: SOG | A Photo History Of The Secret Wars

Written by American Rifleman contributor Maj. John L. Plaster, this 407-page book provides an inside look at the men and guns of the most highly classified covert operations of the Vietnam War.

Testing The Army’s M855A1 Standard Ball Cartridge

Spanning a decade-and-a-half, the process of adopting the lead-free 5.56x45 mm NATO M855A1 ball cartridge was hardly transparent. In the end, however, testing indicates that our troops ended up with a better combat round.

Special Presentation: Maj. John Plaster on “Sniping in the Great War”

Retired U.S. Army Special Forces Major John Plaster continues his sniping history seminars, this year covering the First World War which saw the true birth of modern sniping.

Tested: Remington’s Precision Chassis Rifle

While Remington has made chassis rifles before, its goal with the new PCR was to offer a factory Model 700 that would deliver at long range but not break the bank.

Video—The Men and Guns of the Vietnam War, Part 1

The U.S. M16 is the iconic American firearm of the war in Vietnam. From a rifle that caused the deaths of young Americans in the hills of Vietnam to its use behind enemy lines, it has now served for more than a half a century.

Video—The Men and Guns of The Vietnam War, Part 3

In this third and final episode in the series, Major John L. Plaster, one of the world's foremost authorities on sniping, discusses Marine snipers in Vietnam, and American Rifleman Field Editor Wiley Clapp, who was a Marine captain in Vietnam, recalls the first time he and his men went up against the AK-47.

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