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How the AR-15 Changed the Firearms World

From military service as a selective-fire variant to a proven hunting arm to the ideal home-defense rifle, the AR is perhaps the most important firearm of the last 6 decades.

NRA Museums Releases New 'Illustrated History of Firearms'

NRA Museums, in partnership with Gun Digest Media, has released a new edition of “The Illustrated History of Firearms.” The full-color, hardcover, 320-page work features more than 1,700 photos compiled by NRA Museums curators Jim Supica, Doug Wicklund and Philip Schreier.

The Future of Handguns: Did We Peak?

No, we haven’t achieved the “ultimate” handgun; we’re just in a lull.

The Golden Age: Smith & Wesson in the Mid-20th Century

Some of Smith & Wesson’s finest firearms made it from drawing board to production during one of the manufacturer’s darkest periods.

Bookshelf: The Scout Rifle: Its History and Place in the 21st Century

Col. Jeff Cooper envisioned the scout rifle as a do-it-all tool for hunting and defense. SI Ammo Editor Richard Mann covers the development and use of the gun here.

Beretta: 500 Year of Firearms History

What do Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Sean Connery, Norman Schwarzkopf and US Olympic gold medalists have in common? They’ve all proudly owned and shot firearms carrying the Beretta name.

CMP Online Auction Great Source for Vintage Firearms, Parts

Most firearms enthusiasts familiar with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) associate the organization with its rifles.

History on the Auction Block: Churchill’s .32 Cal. Webley & Scott

Those persons interested in antique firearms, World War II history and heroic wartime leaders will want to take note of the upcoming auction of Sir Winston Churchill’s personal 7.65 mm (.32 ACP) Webley & Scott pistol next month in Great Britain.

The 21-Gun Salute: History and Significance

Visits by heads-of-state to the White House in Washington, DC, are historically heralded with a 21-gun salute performed by members of the U.S. military.

Battle of Iwo Jima Remembered: 70 Years Later

This pivotal battle in the Pacific theater gave us one of the most enduring images of World War II.

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