Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the May 1924 issue, a collector shares a story of the gun that got away.
This editorial was originally published in the November 1958 issue of The American Rifleman. Fifty-six years later, Editor Walter Howe's admonishment for all U.S. citizens to be prepared to defend our American ideals, in peace or in war, ring as true today as they did then.
Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the October 1960 issue, Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, the then-newly designated Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stresses the importance of marksmanship training for all American citizens who would be subject to service in the event of war.
William Ewart Fairbairn—best known for the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife—was one of the pioneers of gunfighting with the “one-hand gun.” In this article from The American Rifleman, March 1927—one of the primary documents of combat pistolcraft—Fairbairn sets out the philosophy and techniques he developed when he was with the Shanghai Police. Lessons he learned on the mean streets of Shanghai were taught to British Commandoe and SOE operatives, as well as Americans in the Office of Strategic Services—including Col. Rex Applegate.
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.
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.
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.