Military Firearms

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The AK: Rifle for the Motherland

The AK-47 is a storied rifle design with a long and compelling history. It has grown from simple origins to one of the most prolific rifles of all time.

What's that gun really worth? Pick up a copy of The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2016 and find out.

Ask the Editor: How to Use Guns & Prices 2016

An insider's Q&A with Jerry Lee, editor of the newly released Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2016, 11th Edition, to learn why every gun buyer and seller needs this book.

The 1911 is one of the most iconic firearms and was born of a long process of refinement and innovation. Photo Adams Guns

The Birth of the 1911 Pistol

The 1911 is among the most recognizable pistol designs in the world, but the semiautomatic was not born overnight. In fact, the iconic firearm was a long, though worthwhile, effort to come up with a top-notch military sidearm.