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NRA 150th: Marksmanship Training Saving Lives in Vietnam

What does a 50-foot NRA range for .22 rifles in Oklahoma have to do with the combat effectiveness and survival of a Marine in Vietnam? In the young life of R.S. Hildreth, almost everything.

The Birth of the NRA: Wingate, Church & The Leech Cup

The NRA was founded 150 years ago "To Promote And Encourage Rifle Shooting On A Scientific Basis."

ARTV: Civilian Marksmanship Program M1911 Pistol Sales

The Civilian Marksmanship Program, a privatized entity that was formerly the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship, is selling surplus M1911 and M1911A1 handguns from the U.S. Army in order to support its mission of teaching and promoting marksmanship.

The Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

The Marine Corps has long been regarded as some of the best marksmen in the United States Armed Forces, but that was not always the case. Here we look at the history and formation of the Marine Corps marksmanship practices.

NRA Celebrates 150th Anniversary in 2021

Founded in 1871, the National Rifle Association celebrates 150 years of defending freedom in 2021.

Book Review: Foundations Of Sniper Marksmanship

Author and law enforcement sniping instructor John C. Simpson undertook his 123-p., 6"x9" softcover Foundations Of Sniper Marksmanship mainly because of the frequency with which he encountered students who lacked even a minimal knowledge of riflecraft.

The Keefe Report: The M1 Garand's Legacy

From its introduction, American Rifleman has covered the M1 Garand from many angles. Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe discusses the legacy of this iconic battle rifle.

Team CZ-USA Sets Guinness World Book Shooting Record

The CZ-USA Team set a world record for most sporting clay targets shot in a 12-hour period by a five-person team.

Short Stories About Long Shots

The “proof in the pudding” of small arms marksmanship can be found in these stories gleaned in Italy by Bill Shadel and G.I. correspondents. They appeared in the July 1944 issue, and they tell the story of the difference riflemen can make on the battlefield.

Fear & Loading: Life Lessons at the Range

The man I grew to know at NRA headquarters reflects perhaps today’s most overlooked facet of gun ownership,

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