Fightin' Iron: A Valuable Anachronism
This month, I am going to take up a subject about which I really know relatively little. Military aviation is a huge field—which never caught my particular interest, but always held my personal respect. I was content to be an infantry Marine, but held a deep respect for my brothers who were willing to strap themselves into a winged tube and sally forth to do battle in the questionable belief that this airfoil thing was real.
Fightin' Iron: Lew Walt
Helicopters make a distinctive sound. It’s sort of a whop-whop noise, and it differs a little from one chopper model to the next. The Vietnam War was the first true helicopter war. Early on, our primary troop carrier was the CH-34. We also had an observation outfit flying the UH-1Es (a variant of the legendary “Huey”).
Elbit Systems to Produce USMC ICATS Optic Solution
Elbit Systems was selected by the U.S. Marine Corps to produce a clip-on night sight as part of the ICATS program.
Classic Guns: USMC M40A1 Sniper Rifle
Under the nom de guerre of the M40A1, the Remington 700 has served our Marines well for more than half a century.
U.S. Marine Corps Adopts SIG Sauer M18 Handgun
The 2019 budget estimate released by the U.S. Navy indicated that the U.S. Marine Corps will begin adoption of the SIG Sauer M18, the compact variant of the U.S. Army's widely issued M17 handgun.
Fightin' Iron: Marines at the Chosin Reservoir
Training for combat is one thing; training to fight in frigid, sub-zero weather is another. Wiley Clapp reminisces on his cold-weather training and what Marines have endured at fights like the Chosin Reservoir.
Federal Premium Lands Contracts With Military, DHS
The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and elements within the Department of Homeland Security will all be using ammo from Federal Premium, thanks to this latest contract.
U.S. Marine Corps Chooses Nightforce for Mk13 Mod 7 Sniper System
This powerful Nightforce riflescope will top the Marine Corps' Mk13 Mod 7 sniper rifle chambered in .300 Win. Mag.
Leupold Offers Marine Corps' DMR Riflescope at NRA Annual Meetings
Want to get your hands on the same optic produced for the Marine Corps' Squad-Designated Marksman Rifle? Leupold will have a limited quantity available at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings.