American Rifleman Archives: EPC Subminiature Dot Sight

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.

American Rifleman Archives: Oxford Gunsight

From the January 1969 American Rifleman: Spot-of-light aiming system in unusual sight.

American Rifleman Archives: Aimpoint Electronic Sight

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.

American Rifleman Archives: Shotgun Reflector Sight

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.

Throwback Thursday: Dr. Shush!

From the February 1982 American Rifleman, learn the history of the first silencer, invented by Hiram P. Maxim.

American Rifleman Archives: Editorial—The Mentally Ill

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.”

American Rifleman Archives: Sky Sniper

In honor of the United States Navy's 240th birthday, we present this article from the May 1943 American Rifleman, in which the pivotal role of the Navy pilot as an expert marksman is colorfully illustrated.

Throwback Thursday: Champions of Civilian Marksmanship

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.

American Rifleman Archives —1945: Clay Pigeons That Shoot Back

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.

Throwback Thursday: Snipers—Specialists in Warfare

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.

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