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Rifleman Q&A: What Is an M1 Carbine 'Rigger' Pouch?

I recently saw reference to a World War II “rigger” magazine pouch for an M1 carbine. What, exactly, does this refer to?

Review: Umarex M1A1 Thompson

Continuing its line of realistic CO2-powered replicas Umarex has a new addition to the Legends line, the M1A1 submachine gun based on the famous Thompson design.

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi tyranny, and many of them arrived by parachute or glider. They were the men of the British and American airborne, and they were well-armed indeed.

A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

There is only a limited supply of Thompsons left, and fewer yet that can be fired. Learn the history of this iconic submachine gun.

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been using them since the 1920s, and the Thompson became an important tool in defending freedom.

Full Power/Full Auto: The Thompson Goes Metric And the MP5 Goes American

When the FBI adopted the 10 mm Auto in 1989 they naturally sought a shoulder-fired arm that would chamber the same cartridge.

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.

Arms of American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during World War II trusted their lives to their rifles, pistols, submachine guns and automatic rifles.

Chicago Typewriter Thompson Tribute gun

The Chicago Typewriter Thompson Tribute gun is issued exclusively by America Remembers and chronicles the fascinating era of the gangsters and lawmen of the 1920s and '30s.

Video: M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV, as editors examine the iconic Thompson M1A1 Submachine Gun.

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