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Fear & Loading: Cobalt Kinetics and MARS Inc. Unveil Their NGSW Submission

A semi-automatic version of the NGSW entry from Cobalt Kinetics/MARS Inc., will be available to consumers next year.

First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, they found the Polish military to be inferior in numbers, but not completely short-changed in effective equipment or fighting spirit.

FN to Produce Prototypes for U.S. Army Squad Automatic Rifle Program

FN America has been awarded contracts to produce two prototypes under the Prototype Opportunity Notice 1 for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle program.

American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

Virginia Military Institute's collection of early American repeating firearms, Civil War weapons and U.S. martial arms showcases how American ingenuity influenced firearm development around the world.

SKS Modifications: Nods To Practicality

Although Sergei Simonov’s SKS had a relatively short service history, the tough, stripper-clip-fed infantry arm is deserving of consideration by anyone seeking a reliable semi-automatic rifle chambered in the 7.62x39 mm cartridge.

Small Arms In The Gulf

Twenty-five years ago the Gulf War was in full force. Today's Throwback Thursday is from American Rifleman, April 1991: Though upstaged in television coverage by air power and high technology weapons systems, soldiers armed with rifles and machine guns stood ready to settle the issue in Kuwait.

I Have This Old Gun: Nock Volley Gun

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a past American Rifleman TV episode to see the incredible Nock Volley Gun fired.

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. M2 Carbine

The U.S. M2 Carbine was developed with advice from soldiers in combat. It was not a success and was probably one of the very few times that the opinion of soldiers should have been ignored.

The Rough Riders’ Potato Digger

“Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” took two Colt-Browning machine guns to Cuba in 1898. One is now on display at the National Firearms Museum.

That 'Damned, Jammed Chauchat'

Issued to American Doughboys and Marines during World War I, the Chauchat automatic rifle was plagued with problems.

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