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Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part One

Using rifles, handguns and machine guns, marines fought in fierce battles in the Caribbean and Central America.

Special NRA Presentation: All About Tommy Guns

If you are in Nashville for the NRA Annual Meetings, be sure to make time for “Thompson: An American Legend.”The Thompson submachine gun is one of the most noteworthy firearms in history.

Don’t Miss “The Guns of the Falklands War”

More than three decades ago, a brief but brutal war swept across the South Atlantic that pitted the armed forces of Argentina against Great Britain.

Infantry Arms of the Battle of France, May-June 1940

Seventy-five years ago, beginning on May 10, 1940, German forces struck against Western Europe, invading Holland, Belgium and France.

Goodbye, Don Burgett

American Rifleman lost a friend, and America lost a hero, with the passing of Don Burgett.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun

The lesser-known cousin of the famous PPSh 41, the stamped-steel, 7.62x25 mm-chambered PPSh 43 submachine gun was the real hero of WWII for many Soviet troops.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Men & Guns of D-Day +75—Utah Beach; T/CR22; Dutch Lugers

Tonight on American Rifleman TV, we continue our look at the Men & Guns of D-Day with the soldiers who landed on Utah Beach.

Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was developed when Britain had a limited budget and war was on the horizon.

Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled to address the crisis, finding the solution in the most American of places—the world of comic books.

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the 18th century attempted to mount a telescope on a rifle as a sighting aid.

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