From the January 1992 American Rifleman: It has been more than two decades since the Oxford Lightning Illuminated Gunsight became the first “dot sight'” tested here.
From the May 1978 American Rifleman: Optical sights which present an illuminated dot on the same visual plane as the target image are not new. Examples, other than the Aimpoint, are the Oxford Gunsight and the Weaver Quik-Point which were discussed earlier in the American Rifleman.
From the April 1946 American Rifleman: We have recently received some letters asking us about the Nydar reflector sight which is now appearing on the market. This optical sight is made by the Swain Nelson Company, of Glenview, Illinois.
For nearly half-a-century NRA has urged Congress to study the question of mental illness. This American Rifleman editorial dates to 1966, and the questions it raises are still valid today. “Elimination of the instrument by which these crimes are committed cannot arrest the ravages of a psychotic murderer.”
The June 1989 American Rifleman presented a history of how civilian marksmanship marksmanship was promoted through the expansion of rifle clubs in England after its army suffered great losses during the Anglo-Boer War.
From the July 1945 American Rifleman, this article by a USAAF photographer-gunner documents how the decline of the Nazi's Air Arm in 1944 can be attributed in large measure to the intensive training and the resulting deadly accuracy of the young American riflemen who crouched behind their single or twin .50's in the turrets and at the open waist ports of Uncle Sam's bombers.
Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article from July 1967, the author emphasizes how, since the early 1500s, snipers have been changing the course of history.