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How Gas-Operated Rifles Do Their Job

Curious how a majority of semi-automatic rifles go about their business? These animations will give you a solid idea about how gas-operated firearms cycle.

Glock factory tour.

Built Glock Tough

We went behind the scenes at Glock’s new Smyrna, Ga., plant to see how one of the world’s most dependable handgun manufacturers gets it done.

AR-15 DIY Tips.

AR-15 DIY: Winter Work-Over and Upgrade

Every rifle Patrick Sweeney owns has had the following things checked and, if need-be, tended to. It just so happens that winter is the ideal time for these easy AR-15 DIY projects.

A .38 Special MK III Government Model

Early Customization of the 1911 Pistol

Jim Clark was known as one of the best bull's eye shooters of his era. But he left his mark on the shooting world in another way, developing 1911 pistols that excelled in competition.