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Understanding Shotgun Barrels: Breech To Muzzle

Most of us take the inside of our shotgun barrels for granted. That may be because shotgun barrels today are better than they have ever been. Here’s why.

Breaking Barriers: Ruger's .204

Based off of the .222 Remington Magnum cartridge and stuffed with a .20-cal. Hornady bullet, the Ruger .204 cartridge supplies 4,200 f.p.s. with mild recoil and surprisingly good barrel life.

Chinese Warlord Pistols: 1916-1949

What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every description were bought from major Western gunmakers—and then indigenous copies were made at a host of facilities in China. It’s not much of a stretch to say that no two are exactly alike.

Rifleman Q&A: How Do Army 'M' Numbers Work?

M1 Garand, M1911, M14 rifle...where does the military come up with all these numbers and how do they work?

Review: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact

This Springfield XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact is a full featured carry gun that neatly tames the snappy feel of standard and +P 9mm ammunition.

New for 2021: Springfield XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP

In its XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP, Springfield Armory offers an optic-ready model that's ready for daily carry and loaded with enhancements.

Preview: Viridian HS1 Laser Hand Stop

The first product of its type on the market, Viridian’s HS1 Laser Hand Stop integrates a brilliant green laser sighting aid into an M-LOK-compatible hand stop, allowing for lightning-quick target acquisition while adding only a single ounce to the weight of the firearm.

Attleboro Knives Honors Soldier Killed in Vietnam

During Operation Attleboro, conducted in Vietnam’s Tay Ninh Province in 1966, M/Sgt. William B. Hunt, a Special Forces non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Mobile Strike Force...

Exploded View: U.S. M1911A1

John Browning's iconic service pistol remained in U.S. military use for three-quarters of a century. Here's how to keep this old warhorse running.

NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 4.5” OSP Threaded

On this “Gun of the Week,” American Rifleman staff discuss the optic-ready and silencer-ready XD-M Elite pistol from Springfield Armory.

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