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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.

Throwback Thursday: Snipers—Specialists in Warfare

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article from July 1967, the author emphasizes how, since the early 1500s, snipers have been changing the course of history.

Throwback Thursday—Vietnam: The Short-Range War

This week's "Throwback Thursday" is part of a special report titled "Can U.S. Troops Still Shoot?" that originated in the December 1969 American Rifleman, reflecting on the state of U.S. marksmanship in the major wars of that century, and several years after the United States' became involved in the Vietnam conflict. Here the author takes a hard and realistic approach regarding our riflemens' performance

Throwback Thursday: A Simple Chronograph

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from February 1940, the author points out that measuring the speed of a bullet is easy, and the outlay for equipment is almost negligible. To begin with, it is necessary to have a fairly good Model T Ford coil, an electric switch, two pieces of gas pipe and your car battery.

Throwback Thursday: A Simple Chronograph

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from February 1940, the author points out that measuring the speed of a bullet is easy, and the outlay for equipment is almost negligible. To begin with, it is necessary to have a fairly good Model T Ford coil, an electric switch, two pieces of gas pipe and your car battery.

Throwback Thursday: Marksmanship and National Defense

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the October 1960 issue, Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, the then-newly designated Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stresses the importance of marksmanship training for all American citizens who would be subject to service in the event of war.

Throwback Thursday: Snipers in Sicily

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the April 1944 issue, War Correspondent Bill Shadel shares stories of the successful drive across the heart of Sicily.

Throwback Thursday: Firearms of Yesterday, The Lost Masterpiece

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the May 1924 issue, a collector shares a story of the gun that got away.

Throwback Thursday: The Improved .45 Pistol

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the May 1924 issue, Major Lee O. Wright discusses the improvements Colt had just made to its "Automatic Pistol, Model of 1911."

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