Thompson

Rifleman Q&A: U.S. Model Of 1928 Thompson Variants

I was reading an auction catalog, and a reference was made to an American military Thompson submachine gun. It stated it was a “1928 Colt Navy overstamp, not a Savage.” The catalog made that verbiage seem important. What’s the significance of the “overstamp,” and were there other military 1928 Thompsons besides the Navy guns?

New For 2023: Liberty Ammunition OverWatch

Liberty Ammunition has announced OverWatch, an all-new ammunition line for 2023 designed exclusively for defensive use, whether for law enforcement and government objectives or civilian self-protection use.

New For 2023: FN 510 & 545 Tactical

FN America brought two hard-hitting chamberings to its handgun lineup in 2023, introducing the FN 510 Tactical and FN 545 Tactical in 10 mm Auto and .45 ACP, respectively.

New For 2022: Savage Arms 1911

For the first time, Savage Arms is now producing an M1911 handgun, and it's a premium product made right here in America at the Savage factory.

The .45 ACP: History & Performance

Spurred by the need for a more powerful cartridge from the experiences of the Moro Rebellion in the Philippines, the .45 ACP has enjoyed extensive popularity in both military and commercial circles for more than a century.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Davidson’s Exclusive EAA Girsan MC1911S XLV

Watch American Rifleman staff on the NRA Tech Range with a Davidson's exclusive Girsan pistol imported by European American Armory.

Review: CMP Field Grade M1911A1

Through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), qualifying buyers can enter a lottery to purchase their own genuine U.S. military-surplus M1911 or M1911A1 pistol.

Springfield Armory’s XD 45: The Wiley Clapp Review

Springfield’s 13-plus-one .45 ACP XD may prove to be the most popular offering in the company’s evolutionary polymer pistol line.

Les Baer Custom: High-Peformance M1911s

Les Baer began tuning, fixing and modifying guns in 1973. His first shop, so to speak, was the basement of his home in Allentown, Penn. Enthusiasts quickly discovered the quality of his work and word spread. By 1976 demand was outgrowing his workspace, forcing him to expand. In 1980 he launched his full-time gunsmithing career by establishing Bear Custom Guns.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Springfield Armory Garrison

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range with the Springfield Armory Garrison, which is a classically styled M1911 designed to blend modern features with traditional elements of John Browning’s iconic design.

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