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The Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

The Marine Corps has long been regarded as some of the best marksmen in the United States Armed Forces, but that was not always the case. Here we look at the history and formation of the Marine Corps marksmanship practices.

"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver

Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than 350,000 S&W Victory Model revolvers were produced, and they accompanied many U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators during pivotal battles of the Pacific Theater.

A Marine and His M1903: USMC Model 1903 Rifles

In this article, we take a look at some of the history and distinguishing features found on Marine Corps Model 1903 rifles, along with one Marine's connection with a specific rifle.

The Battle of Peleliu and Its Relics

American Rifleman Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan tells the story of the nearly three-month-long Battle of Peleliu and the relics that can still be found on the island today.

Benelli M4: A Top-Selling Tactical Shotgun

The Benelli M4 has been around for decades, but its battle-tested design still resonates with today's shooters.

"Over There:" U.S. Marines At Belleau Wood

Watch this American Rifleman TV segment "Over There: Part Three" to learn about the United States Marine Corps and its guns at the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I.

The Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

Although the “Rifleman’s Rifle” is unquestionably one of the greatest hunting rifles of all time, the Winchester Model 70's service in the U.S. military has been meager, and even then, its success was limited.

Trijicon 1-8X VCOG Selected as USMC Squad Common Optic

Trijicon announced that its VCOG 1-8x28 mm has been selected by the U.S. Marine Corps for use as its Squad Common Optic.

The M1903A1/Unertl USMC Sniper Rifle

Adopted by the Marines after Pearl Harbor, the combination of the M1903A1 Springfield with a Unertl riflescope was arguably the finest sniper rifle of World War II.

Rolling Thunder: An Interview with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch

Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach sits down with Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith to talk about his history with guns and his distinguished career in firearms training.

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