With the closest estimate of production hovering between 91 million and 125 million, and having been manufactured for the military of twenty or more countries, it's hard to imagine a rifle more important than the Mauser Model 98.
More time spent learning the military leather sling and off-hand shooting positions will reap big rewards in the game fields or tactical environments where fast-shooting may be the only option.
These beautifully made pistols were the first of the original double-action blowback semi-automatic pistols. They had a successful commercial design with a high polished blue finish that was second to none.
Back in the game, Remington returns to the 1911 with the R1. Save for the sights and a few bright metal areas at the muzzle and trigger, the R1 is a dead ringer for that first 1911 the Doughboys carried to WWI.
Popular with collectors around the world, the history of the Russian TT-33 is worth a closer look.
As the Army Times recently reported, the Army’s newest sniper rifle, the XM2010, has done very well for itself in the Afghanistan theater of operations—so well, it appeared the Army was ready to make the XM2010 its chief sniper rifle.
Phillip Peterson reports on the history and performance of three unique semi-auto sub guns.
Pressed into sniper service during WWII, this old workhorse is a history story told in wood and steel.