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Throwback Thursday: NRA Rifle Training As A Lifesaver

This week's "Throwback Thursday" originated in the November 1966 American Rifleman as the United States' military involvement in Vietnam continued to grow.

Throwback Thursday—Vietnam: The Short-Range War

This week's "Throwback Thursday" is part of a special report titled "Can U.S. Troops Still Shoot?" that originated in the December 1969 American Rifleman, reflecting on the state of U.S. marksmanship in the major wars of that century, and several years after the United States' became involved in the Vietnam conflict. Here the author takes a hard and realistic approach regarding our riflemens' performance

Mort Künstler Vietnam War Tribute Pistol

America Remembers has announced a 500-run limited edition Mort Künstler Vietnam War Tribute Pistol. Künstler is a renowned American artist known primarily for his paintings depicting the Civil War, but also include dramatic interpretations of other American historical events.

Combat Shotguns Of The Vietnam War

Shotguns with familiar names—Ithaca, Remington, Winchester, Savage and Stevens—served American troops with distinction in the steaming jungles of Vietnam.

America Remembers Vietnam Veterans Tribute Pistol

America Remembers has announced the Vietnam Veterans Tribute Colt .45 Pistol to honor the more than 2.5 million Americans who served in Southeast Asia over the span of three decades.

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 2

In Part 2 of "The Men and Guns of Vietnam,” American Rifleman Television examines the guns used “in country” by Americans earlier in the conflict, as well as the forgotten guns.

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.

The Tommy Gun 'In Country:' The Thompson SMG In Vietnam

Shortly after President Kennedy increased military aid to South Vietnam, crates of Thompsons were on their way to Southeast Asia, providing yet another chance for the Tommy gun to serve.

The Vietnamese K-50M Submachine Gun

Based on the Chinese Type 50, which was itself based on the Soviet PPSh-41, the K-50M was modified by Vietnamese communists in cottage and jungle workshops to be well-suited to the needs of Viet Cong guerillas.

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