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The Rifles of Cecil Brooks

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about legendary gunmaker Cecil Brooks, who will forever be revered for his humble nature, exquisite skill and devotion to American freedoms. As Charlton Heston said upon receiving a Brooks rifle in 1989: "From my cold dead hands!"

The Griffin & Howe Story

For more than 80 years, the company Jack O’Connor called “the Holland & Holland of the United States” has been at the center of custom riflemaking as an innovator, trend-setter and inventor. Griffin & Howe (G&H) is the father of the style now known as the “American classic” rifle stock, but that is just one of its many contributions.

Custom Pistolsmith Terry Tussey Passes Away

Renowned custom pistolsmith Terry Tussey passed away in November 2020, leaving behind a rich legacy of custom work.

An Old Colt Reborn: Bringing a Single-Action Army Back to Life

This tired, worn-out Colt Single Action Army received a new lease on life, thanks to the efforts of Wiley Clapp and a team of talented gunsmiths.

Book in Brief: Manuel Zamora Gunsmith to the Stars

Manuel Zamora (1895-1972) was a native Mexican who was a pioneer in the field of cinema armorers during the formative years of Hollywood and long into its Golden Age.

SHOT Show 2019: Gray Guns and SIG Sauer Triggers

Love the triggers on the SIG P-320 Series of pistols? If so, you can thank Bruce Gray of Gray Guns, a gunsmith of 40 years who also was once a shooter for SIG.

Ruger Announces Custom Shop

Nearly 70 years after it began innovating and manufacturing firearms, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has opened the Ruger Custom Shop.

Back to Basics: Rifle Triggers

Having a clear definition of a trigger is critical in the understanding of how it works.

Brownells At-Home Dream Rifle Build: A Lightweight AR-Style Carbine

Whether you are looking for a one-stop-shopping solution or to cherry pick a few prime parts, Brownells is a great place to get started on your next home build dream AR project.

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Shield v. Shield—Trigger

Shield v. Shield continues, and this week American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach is pulling the trigger on a fire control upgrade.

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