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The U.S. M1 Carbine Story

Developed by Winchester, which used elements from a previous design that aimed to replace the M1 Garand, the M1 carbine ultimately became one of the most-produced and well-liked arms of World War II.

100 Years Of Federal Ammunition: Part Two

In its century of operation, Federal has not only grown into one of the largest ammunition manufacturers in the world, it's also one of the foremost innovators.

100 Years Of Federal Ammunition: Part One

Started by Charles Horn in Anoka, Minn., in 1922 as a small operation, after a century in business, Federal is now one of the largest manufacturers of ammunition in the U.S.

The Springfield Armory M1A Story

Developed as a semi-automatic version of the M14 service rifle, the M1A blends design elements of the M1 Garand with a detachable box magazine and is still a popular rifle for competition today.

The Taurus Judge Story

Originally started as a gimmick by Taurus with its .45 Long Colt revolvers, the Judge line has established itself in the market as a potent compact package with its .410 bore chambering.

The Winchester Model 70 Story

Developed off the design of the M1917 after World War I and unveiled in 1936, Winchester's Model 70 has become so iconic that it has earned the nickname of "the rifleman's rifle."

The Remington Model 700 Story

Spurred by a surplus of tooling and supply of World War I-era M1917 production, Remington made its own commercial sporting rifle from the design, which eventually matured into the Model 700. Today, it's still one of the most used bolt-action rifles in America.

Smith & Wesson M&P Handguns Then & Now

Since the introduction of Military & Police revolvers more than a century ago, Smith & Wesson's M&P pistol line has grown to include a host of polymer-frame semi-automatics.

The Colt Gunsite Lightweight Commander

Designed with input from the trained and seasoned instructors at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Ariz., the Colt Gunsite Lightweight Commander is a compact M1911 geared for everyday carry.

The Two Sams: Walker & Colt

After Sam Colt's bankruptcy following the production of his initial Paterson revolvers, the design caught the attention of a Texas Ranger by the name of Sam Walker. The discussions between the two would see the birth of the largest handgun in the world at the time: the Colt Walker. 

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