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.

Handgunning in the 1920s: The Techniques of W.E. Fairbairn

William Ewart Fairbairn—best known for the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife—was one of the pioneers of gunfighting with the “one-hand gun.” In this article, Fairbairn sets out the philosophy and techniques he developed when he was with the Shanghai Police.

Seabees Can Shoot!

From the American Rifleman archives, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Seabees, we present this article from 1945.

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.

Throwback Thursday: The Scout Rifle Realized

From the Sept. 1998 American Rifleman, Mark Keefe authored this article about the Steyr Scout rifle and how Jeff Cooper’s dream of a modern, “general purpose” rifle suitable for the rifleman, big-game hunter, soldier on a long-distance mission or law-enforcement officer was finally a reality.

Throwback Thursday: Dr. Shush!

From the February 1982 American Rifleman, learn the history of the first silencer, invented by Hiram P. Maxim.

Throwback Thursday: Champions of Civilian Marksmanship

The June 1989 American Rifleman presented a history of how civilian marksmanship marksmanship was promoted through the expansion of rifle clubs in England after its army suffered great losses during the Anglo-Boer War.

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: NRA Rifle Training As A Lifesaver

This week's "Throwback Thursday" originated in the November 1966 American Rifleman as the United States' military involvement in Vietnam continued to grow.

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