American Rifleman

NRA’s flagship publication, American Rifleman presents expert coverage of rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, optics and shooting accessories.

Rifleman Review: Colt Gold Cup National Match

When Colt's Paul Spitale arrived at the company, his mission was to develop a refined version of the Colt Gold Cup National Match M1911. The pistol here is exactly what he came up with, and it harkens back to the glory days of Colt's classic guns.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt 1878 Double-Action Revolver

Despite its success in the single-action revolver market, Colt fell behind when double-action revolvers became popular in the late 1870s. The Colt 1878 was a robust, large-frame revolver that would carry the company into the 20th century.

Rifleman Review: Springfield Armory Garrison 1911

At the tail end of 2021, Springfield Armory rolled out its Garrison collection of M1911 pistols. These guns feature classic M1911 styling and are built on forged frames with forged slides and barrels, providing an ultra-durable, yet still affordable, M1911 for enthusiasts.

Maj. Jim Land & The Major Land Sniper Cup

Major Edward "Jim" Land is the namesake of the Major Land Sniper's Cup, a long-range precision shooting competition held annually in Gladstone, Va.

The Benelli Montefeltro: All-New For 2023

One of the more affordable shotguns in Benelli’s lineup is the Montefeltro, which has been a mainstay in the company’s lineup for years. The basic design, though, hadn’t been updated since 2004, so for 2023, Benelli decided to refresh the gun with a number of new features.

Gun Of The Week: Sauer SL5 Waterfowl

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week to learn about a 12-ga. scattergun from J.P. Sauer & Sohn: Meet the SL5 Waterfowl featuring brown cerakote and an old-school camouflage finish.

I Have This Old Gun: M1895 Nagant Revolver

In the 1890s, Imperial Russia embarked on an effort to modernize its military, adopting the M1891 Mosin-Nagant rifle and, later, the M1895 Nagant revolver. Unlike many other service revolvers of the time, the Nagant had a unique mechanism designed to get the most out of its cartridge.

Gun Of The Week: Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro OSP

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week to get a closer look at the Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro, a micro-compact, optic-ready 9 mm with a magazine capacity of 15 rounds.

Shotshell Innovation At Winchester Ammunition

Winchester is one of the industry leaders when it comes to shotshell ammunition. The company stays on top of the market by innovating with its shot, powder, primers and other components.

Gun Of The Week: Ruger SFAR

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with an AR-15-size semi-automatic rifle from Sturm, Ruger & Co. that's chambered for .308 Win.

I Have This Old Gun: Pattern 1851 Minié Rifle

Until the 1850s, the British military still used a large-caliber, smoothbore musket as its main infantry arm. That all changed with the introduction of the Pattern 1851 Minié Rifle.

Rifleman Review: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus OR In 30 Super Carry

Smith & Wesson expanded its lineup of M&P Shield Plus handguns to include a model in Federal Ammunition's 30 Super Carry cartridge, which enhances magazine capacity even more.

Silencer Central: A Closer Look

Silencer Central continues to expand, offering a wide variety of services and expedited electronic approvals for suppressor buyers.

Gun Of The Week: Cimarron Model P Single Action Army

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with at a true American classic, a Colt reproduction from Cimarron Firearms: The Model P Single Action Army.

I Have This Old Gun: Savage Arms Model 1907

While Savage might be better known for its line of rifles, the company has made some stand-out handguns throughout its history. One such gun is the Model 1907.

Gun of the Week: Davidson’s Exclusive Ruger 10/22 Compact Leopard

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Davidson's Exclusive Ruger 10/22 Compact Leopard, a ubiquitous rimfire repeater that wears a unique finish.

Rifleman Review: Rock River Arms Assurance Carbine

While designed for law-enforcement and government use, the Rock River Arms Assurance Carbine is available in semi-automatic format for the commercial market.

Making Fiocchi Centerfire Ammunition

For a long time, Fiocchi was known primarily for its shotshells, but recently, the company has made a concerted effort to bolster its presence in the marketplace of centerfire rifle and handgun ammunition.

Rifleman Review: Colt Anaconda

Colt reintroduced its .44 Mag. Anaconda revolver in 2021, rounding out a line of magnum "snake guns" that started with the re-introduced Colt Python in 2020.

Making The Taurus GX4 & TX22

In this feature segment from "American Rifleman Television," we go behind the scenes at Taurus USA in Bainbridge, Ga., to see how the company's popular GX4 and TX22 pistols are built.


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