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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.

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.

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"

The M14 in Vietnam: One Veteran's Experience

Much has been said and written about the M14 rifle and its use in Vietnam, much of it critical. One U.S. Army veteran disagrees, saying his experience with the rifle was preferable to the M16.

MKS Supply Offers D-Day Commemorative Combat Shotgun

Each shotgun comes with a certificate of authenticity denoting the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings with the shotgun's serial number imprinted on the certificate.

Special Presentation: Behind Enemy Lines: The Men and Guns of SOG

MACV-SOG - the Vietnam War's covert operations unit-inserted small teams deep behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia along the heavily defended Ho Chi Minh Trail highway system.

Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled to address the crisis, finding the solution in the most American of places—the world of comic books.

Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

During the Vietnam War, Special Forces soldiers of the Studies and Observation Group fought a secret war behind enemy lines with the CAR-15— or XM177E2—the granddaddy of today’s M4 carbine.

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