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The M855A1 Cartridge: A Long Time Coming

The M855A1 cartridge is the Army’s fourth version of a lead-free 5.56 mm projectile, capping a 15-year effort that quite likely consumed $100 million.

Shooting with Today's Top Snipers

Learn how long-range warriors take the fight to the enemy.

Special Session: Civil War Sharpshooters

Sniper expert Maj. John Plaster will discuss the role of sharpshooters and their arms in America's bloodiest conflict.

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.

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.

American Rifleman TV: U.S. M16 50 Years Part 1

The M16 has served the U.S. military for 50 years in one form or another, but its history was marred by some problems early on in its development.

Sniper War in Afghanistan

Today’s generation of snipers is the finest and most capable we’ve ever fielded.

America's Deadliest Sniper

Navy Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle holds the record for most confirmed kills by a sniper.

A History Like No Other

Maj. John Plaster's The History Of Sniping And Sharpshooting is the result of a lifetime of study and relies on more than 10,000 sources to relate its stories.

Presentations To Feature “Guns Of The Pacific War” And “Sniping In The Great War”

Presentations To Feature “Guns Of The Pacific War” And “Sniping In The Great War” While we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the “Battle of the Bulge,” earlier this year, at the 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville, we will turn our attention to “The Men & Guns of the Pacific War.”

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