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Winchester Goes To War

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:57
Throughout this century, Winchester has been called upon to be a vital part of the ”Arsenal of Democracy.” Though not as well regarded as its commercial guns, the firm’s military arms served our servicemen and women well in both World Wars.

Keefe Report: Is Walnut The New Black?

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:16
Want to know what is on the minds of the American shooting public? This month, anyway, it seems to be the M1 carbine.

Fear & Loading: Top Rifle Producers Per State

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 05:10
If you’ve ever wondered who makes the most rifles in your area, the answer is found in BATFE’s “Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report.”

General Motors Went To War

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:35
Most are not surprised that General Motors Corp. turned out trucks and other types of vehicles during World War II, but many are not aware that GM was also a major supplier of firearms to the “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Federal Premium Wins Telly Award for Super Collector Video

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:25
Federal Premium Ammunition has been awarded a bronze Telly Award for its short film “Doc—Collecting a Legacy.”

The Armed Citizen® April 11, 2016

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:58
Pennsylvania authorities have ruled that a Reading man was justified in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old who was assaulting him.

10 Ways to Manage Recoil

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:30
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Here are 10 suggestions for taking the kick out of your next trip to the range or field.

Video: German MP40 Submachine Gun

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:00
Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV as editors examines the German MP40 Submachine Gun.

Rifleman Q&A: Shotgun Barrel Regulation

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:30
Q: Is there an industry standard for the regulation of double-barreled shotguns? Out of the box, my side-by-side shoots 2" low and 2" to the left. And, has the American Rifleman staff changed the process for evaluating pattern effectiveness in its “Dope Bag” section?

NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger AR-556 Rifle

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 23:00
There is still a market for no-frill, standard M4-style rifles, and Ruger offers just that.

Giving Ugly Guns a Second Chance

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:58
One way or another, those of us who are devoted to shooting will eventually end up with at least one ugly handgun.

The Armed Citizen® April 8, 2016

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:33
Criminals who think they can get off the hook by hiding the evidence after committing an armed assault, take note.

Editor's Choice: Alien Gear Cloak Mod Holster

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 00:00
Best known for its multi-layer, synthetic IWB holsters, Alien Gear has applied its ingenuity to a paddle-style OWB rig

Tested: Federal Premium 3rd Degree Turkey Loads

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 23:30
Did Federal Premium create the Holy Grail of turkey loads? After testing its new 3rd Degree at both close and long range, the longtime goal of “tighter is better” might be a trend of the past.

Rifleman Q&A: Remington Model 51

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 23:00
Q: I recently purchased a Remington Model 51 from a friend’s estate. Unfortunately, he never gave me any background info on this pistol, and his wife knew nothing about it.

Fear & Loading: New Place to Shop

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:20
Last week Fresh Market announced it doesn’t want customers to bring their guns into its stores. Although the grocery store chain admits it has been in discussions with members of the anti-self-defense organization Mom’s Demand Action, the statement claims the decision was not the product of special-interest-group pressure.

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:30
When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor to American Rifleman dubbed it The Greatest Pistol in the World.

I Have This Old Gun: Mauser Model 1871/84

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:00
During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, the adversaries principally carried single-shot breechloaders that chambered paper or paper/linen cartridges.

“Carbine” Williams Myth & Reality

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:30
Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine, and he was immortalized by Hollywood for his “invention” of the gun. Recently discovered documents from Winchester’s Edwin Pugsley cast new light on Williams’ and Winchester’s contribution to the M1 carbine. It turns out the story of “Carbine” Williams is part truth … and part “urban legend.”

The Other Great Guns of John Browning

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 06:32
Dozens of other famous firearms would never have existed were it not for Browning. He was the most prolific and innovative gun designer during the early years of what we know as the modern-day firearm.