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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?

The Guns of Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury

In Oct. 1983, the U.S. military conducted an invasion of the communist-overrun island of Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury. Here we take a look at this history and firearms used by both sides.

In Country: Small Arms of the Vietnam War

It was more than half a century ago that American troops stepped up ground operations in the Republic of Vietnam. Here are some of the guns used by the guys on the ground.

Vietnam: The Short-Range Shooting War

In 1969, Brig. Gen. S.L.A. Marshall took a comprehensive look at the state of marksmanship in the U.S. military and examined the use of small arms in Vietnam.

The Model 1911 in Vietnam

Here we take a look back at the use of the M1911 and other sidearms during the Vietnam War that proved irreplaceable for U.S. soldiers like the "Tunnel Rats"

Top 10 Infantry Rifles of All Time

Chosen through staff votes, these top 10 infantry rifles of all time were picked due to innovation, effectiveness, service life, impact on history and small-arms development.

Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled to address the crisis, finding the solution in the most American of places—the world of comic books.

VLTOR A5: The Cure for the Common Fixed Stock

As the ability to swap out parts quickly and easily has endeared the AR-15 to the civilian world, the flexibility of the M16 platform has led to its adoption around the world.

The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

Although the semi-automatic M4-style carbine has dominated the AR market for many years, there is growing interest in ARs more akin to the original design. Why? The rifle-length AR may be your best bet when it comes to ballistics, reliability and durability.

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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