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The Feed Ramp Again

With some exceptions, the majority of common automatic pistols have a feed ramp. They have to have one because the ammo is fed from below and behind the barrel and its chamber.

20 Questions for a First-Pistol Checklist

Providing sound advice for purchasing a firearm requires knowledge of the purpose, which means you have to ask the right questions.

U.S. Air Force Combat Masterpieces

The complete history of the S&W .38 revolvers began during World War II with the Victory Model, which was followed by several “Aircrewman” models. The Combat Masterpiece was introduced to the commercial market in 1949, and it became the Model 15 in 1957 when S&W began using model numbers.

5 Questions To Ask Before You Carry Concealed

Here are a few of the many questions someone should ask himself or herself before buying a firearm to carry outside of the home.

Defend Firearm Freedom: Answers to NRA’s Most FAQs

What is NRA's position on ... just about everything. Keep this NRA-ILA fact sheet handy for the best-explained answers to this and many other second amendment questions.

Rifleman Q&A: Where Did the USAF Combat Masterpieces Go?

In the mid-20th century, The U.S. Air Force had many Combat Masterpiece revolvers in its service, later known as the Model 15.

Rifleman Q&A: Curious Semi-Automatic Mauser?

A reader writes American Rifleman regarding a curious 8 mm Mauser similar in design to the M1 Garand that appears well-made.

Rifleman Q&A: Number Of Turns To Focus A Scope?

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about ocular-ring adjustments on riflescopes from the July 2004 magazine.

Rifleman Q&A: CMP M1903A3 Sling Modifications?

Before government-issued firearms returned to U.S. shores, ultimately making their way to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, featured various modifications, and our latest "Questions & Answers" covers M1903A3 sling-swivel modifications.

Rifleman Q&A: Bullet & Primer Sealant

From the archives of American Rifleman, one NRA member questions the importance of the colorful or black-colored paint-like coating around the cartridge necks and primer pockets of surplus ammunition.

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