Though most users of the SMLEs traded their bolt guns in long ago, the policemen of Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, turned in their Lee-Enfields in January 2020.
Introducing friends, family members or colleagues to the shooting sports in a safe, comfortable and controlled environment is something a lot of gun owners talk about, but we here at NRA Publications take steps every year to help you do something about it.
The U.S. Army adopted a new semi-automatic pistol, the M17 as made by SIG Sauer, in 2017. Now, with production well under way, the guns are serving with American soldiers all over the world.
Those words appear on the back of a circa-1890 Winchester cartridge board on display in the Robert E. Petersen Gallery of NRA’s National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. When the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. rolled out its graceful, 10-shot semi-automatic Model 1903 rifle, it wasn’t entirely clear that the .22 Long Rifle would become the most dominant rimfire cartridge of all time.
It reminds me of an old Reese’s peanut butter cup commercial. Unlike two great tastes, it’s kind of like a ballistic innovator finally finding his own under-challenged marketing genius.