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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.

Quantum Cloning: A Colt Model 601 Brought Back To Life

Early last year, the Puerto Rican Police Bureau demilled and liquidated some of its old stocks of rifles as parts kits for private purchase. These kits give the average enthusiast the ability of building up a clone of one of the earliest evolutions of the AR-15 platform: the Colt Model 601.

Smith & Wesson's Model 39 'Hush Puppy': A Sidearm for the SEALs

Early SEAL teams utilized this not-so-well-known Smith & Wesson Model 39 "Hush Puppy" variant when stealth was a top priority.

In Country: Small Arms of the Vietnam War

It was more than half a century ago that American troops stepped up ground operations in the Republic of Vietnam. Here are some of the guns used by the guys on the ground.

Rifleman Q&A: An M1917 Bayonet Made for Vietnam?

An American Rifleman reader writes in about an M1917 bayonet produced with plastic grips. Is this right for a World War I-era rifle?

Vietnam: The Short-Range Shooting War

In 1969, Brig. Gen. S.L.A. Marshall took a comprehensive look at the state of marksmanship in the U.S. military and examined the use of small arms in Vietnam.

At The Range: M60 General-Purpose Machine Gun

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the M60 general-purpose machine gun chambered in 7.62 mm NATO.

The Model 1911 in Vietnam

Here we take a look back at the use of the M1911 and other sidearms during the Vietnam War that proved irreplaceable for U.S. soldiers like the "Tunnel Rats"

Rifleman Q&A: Where Did the USAF Combat Masterpieces Go?

In the mid-20th century, The U.S. Air Force had many Combat Masterpiece revolvers in its service, later known as the Model 15.

Sniping in Vietnam: An Inside Look at USMC Snipers in 1967

Against one or two of the enemy, mortar fire is is ineffective. The military's answer to the problem is snipers.

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