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Training Combat Pistolmen

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the July, 1944 issue: Training Combat Pistolmen.

Bill Shadel Dons Uniform as War Correspondent

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the January, 1944 issue: Bill Shadel Dons Uniform as War Correspondent.

The G.I. .45 M1911 In World War II

The .45-cal. M1911 and M1911A1 pistols saw widespread service in all theaters of the war and further cemented its stellar reputation as one of the finest military handguns of all time.

The "Tommy's" Thompson

Thompson submachine guns served with British troops during World War II.

Thompson Submachine Gun: The 'Tommy Gun' Goes To War

After World War I, Thompson became very interested in, if not obsessed with, the concept of a “trench broom,” as he called it, for close-quarters fighting.

American Rifleman TV: MP-40 Video

National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier and American Rifleman Technical Editor Glenn Gilbert discuss the history and legacy of the MP40, the submachine gun used by the German army during World War II.

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