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American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

Review: Umarex M1A1 Thompson

Continuing its line of realistic CO2-powered replicas Umarex has a new addition to the Legends line, the M1A1 submachine gun based on the famous Thompson design.

Video—ARTV Feature: The Legacy of John Browning

This feature segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV feature explores the extraordinary life of John Moses Browning.

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi tyranny, and many of them arrived by parachute or glider. They were the men of the British and American airborne, and they were well-armed indeed.

NRA Gun of the Week: U.S. M1A1 Carbine

Mark Keefe takes an iconic World War II carbine to the range for this week's Gun of the Week.

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been using them since the 1920s, and the Thompson became an important tool in defending freedom.

Video—ARTV: Inland Mfg. M1A1 “Paratrooper” Carbine Review

We are shooting the Inland Mfg. M1A1 "Paratrooper" Carbine in this "Rifleman Review" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman Television.

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the infantry arms-both well known and forgotten-used on this pivotal "Day of Days" in American history. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration/U.S. Army Signal Corps)

The M1A1 Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1A1”—used by the elite American Airborne throughout World War II and beyond—is one of the classic American arms of the Second World War and, for the modern collector, a true prize.

Arms of American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during World War II trusted their lives to their rifles, pistols, submachine guns and automatic rifles.

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