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Ballistic Software for Long-Range Shooting

Much like going from a slide rule to an iMac, today’s software for mobile devices can take the guesswork out of windage and elevation settings for long-range ballistic solutions.

Testing The Army’s M855A1 Standard Ball Cartridge

Spanning a decade-and-a-half, the process of adopting the lead-free 5.56x45 mm NATO M855A1 ball cartridge was hardly transparent. In the end, however, testing indicates that our troops ended up with a better combat round.

Remembering Chief Kyle

Before heading to the theatre to see "American Sniper," take time to read Rifleman's articles about—and written by —SEAL sniper and American hero Chief Chris Kyle.

Behind Enemy Lines: Weapons of Vietnam's Covert Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group carried an astonishing array of small arms. Armed with everything from sawed-off machine guns to the first CAR-15s to Gyrojet pistols, these covert warriors had to move fast and hit hard.

NRA Annual Meetings Seminar Preview: “Guns Of Pearl Harbor” and “Sniping In Vietnam”

At the 145th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, Ky., American Rifleman will host four special presentations, including one in honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor—”a day which will live in infamy”—Dec. 7, 1941.

How NRA Trained America’s Snipers To Fight “Over There”

During World War I, America’s top riflemen and British and Canadian instructors ran the United States’ first sniper school at Camp Perry, Ohio. The skills taught there would soon be used in the trenches of France, and then wouldn’t be taught again for 60 years.

American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

At the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, American Rifleman will host six Special Presentations, with Maj. John L. Plaster headlining with “Snipers In World War II.”

Special Presentation: Sniping in World War II

In this presentation, Major Plaster will discuss and show imagery of the snipers, their tactics and their equipment from World War II.

America's Snipers in The Great War

A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the open warfare that followed cracking the German lines. The courage, sacrifice and marksmanship of trained American snipers made a difference on the battlefield.

Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

During the Vietnam War, Special Forces soldiers of the Studies and Observation Group fought a secret war behind enemy lines with the CAR-15— or XM177E2—the granddaddy of today’s M4 carbine.

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