Review: The Broad Arrow Mk2 (Expanded And Updated 2nd Edition)
Author Ian D. Skennerton is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on British military small arms, and his expanded and updated Broad Arrow Mk2 is a must-have for owners of British and Commonwealth firearms.
The Model Of 1903 Springfield: A Collector's Perspective
The "U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1903," better-known as the M1903 Springfield, has become one of the most popular U.S. military small arms to collect. What should the discerning collector look for in a potential buy? Here are the features to watch out for.
5.11 Tactical Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Officially launched on Jan. 29, 2003, 5.11 Tactical provides purpose-built gear for enhancing the safety, comfort and performance of those who serve, outdoor adventurers, training enthusiasts and customers who wish to live the brand’s mantra of "Always Be Ready."
Winchester Expands USA Valor Line
Winchester has expanded its patriotic-themed, limited-edition USA Valor line of ammunition that honors America’s warfighters and first responders.
Smith & Wesson Updates American Guardians Rewards Program
Smith & Wesson has improved on rewards offered through its American Guardians program, an exclusive project aimed to benefit those who serve and protect law-abiding citizens.
From 'Poor Invention' To America’s Best: The M1903 Service Rifle
Not until the .30-’06 Sprg. cartridge breathed new life into the sputtering ’03 Springfield was the rifle ready to become a battlefield legend. The .30-’06 chambering and other changes combined to make the ’03 America’s greatest military bolt-action.
Rifleman Q&A: U.S. 'Trench Gun' Finishes
I’ve been looking to buy an all-original World War II Winchester trench shotgun. I’ve been offered a Parkerized Model 12 stamped “U.S.”, and it has the Ordnance Corps bomb on it. All of the other all-original guns that I have examined were blued. Were any World War II U.S. military shotguns originally Parkerized?
True Velocity: Re-Defining The ‘Metallic’ Cartridge
In developing its state-of-the-art centerfire rifle cases, True Velocity Ammunition has moved away from metal and placed polymer center stage. The result is a new self-contained cartridge that is lighter in weight, remarkably consistent from round to round and admirably accurate.
Smith & Wesson M&P Handguns Then & Now
Since the introduction of Military & Police revolvers more than a century ago, Smith & Wesson's M&P pistol line has grown to include a host of polymer-frame semi-automatics.
I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12 'Trench' Gun
Approximately 80,000 Model 12 trench guns were manufactured between 1941 and 1944, and later production featured a Parkerized metal finish. Careful inspection will reveal four rows of holes in the handguard for barrel heat venting, changed from six during 1917.