M1 Carbines

Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine: A WWII Classic Made Today

From M1 carbines to M1A1 paratrooper models, Auto-Ordnance maintains its lineup of factory-fresh repeaters with the same handling characteristics and timeless appeal as the originals carried on D-Day.

A Veteran Paratrooper And His M1 Garand: Normandy And The Bulge

From training in the States to fighting in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, this World War II combat rifleman depended on his M1 Garand, which he described as getting him through “some tough situations.”

Rifleman Q&A: Augusta Arsenal M1A1 Rework

My question concerns the arsenal stamping “AAL” on the left side above the pistol grip. “AA” should stand for Augusta Arsenal, but what does the “L” signify?

The Guns Of Huế

The fight that developed in the streets of  in 1968 would give the Marine Corps one of its most memorable victories—in a battle style for which the Marines had not been trained. The guns used during the conflict ranged from brand-new M16A1s and M40 sniper rifles to World War II leftovers.

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.

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