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The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor to American Rifleman dubbed it The Greatest Pistol in the World.

Throwback Thursday: A Twenty-Five Shot, Periscope Trench Springfield

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. This article is from "Arms and the Man," Oct. 1917.

The Home of the “Hairy Ones”

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. From the Oct. 7, 1915, Arms & The Man, is the story of the French infantry—the poilu, the “hairy ones” —as the shelled, bombed, filthy, bearded men fought and died to throw the Germans out of their homeland. How frontline? Try 75 feet from the Germans.

Throwback Thursday: Lessons of the War

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the archives. From the August 20, 1914 edition of Arms & The Man, the editors caution on siding too strongly with any of the combatants, but rather with the one whose cause is most just. (Armor Plate Press image)

Throwback Thursday: Domestic Struggle

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the archives. From the August 6, 1914 edition of Arms & The Man, the editors mull the outbreak of World War I and the imminent United States' involvement. (Armor Plate Press image)

Throwback Thursday: What of the War?

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the archives. From the August 1914 edition of Arms & The Man on the outbreak of World War I, our editors predicted total war and the need for Americans to be trained rifleman. (National Archives image)

Something About The U.S. Enfield

This article corrected many of the inaccuracies published on the Enfield rifle.

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor to American Rifleman dubbed it The Greatest Pistol in the World.

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