Here are ten things you probably didn't know about the most produced American infantry arm of WW2 from American Rifleman

American Rifleman's 10 Things You Didn't Know About the M1 Carbine

They say you learn something new every day. Well, today's your chance to learn ten new things. Mark Keefe of American Rifleman has a great article about some little-known facts about one of the most popular firearms of the 20th century: the M1 Carbine.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the M1 Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1” was the most produced American infantry arm of World War II. And it's back. Again. As this is written, my cheek is gleefully stained with linseed oil (either that or I have jaundice; not so gleeful) from test firing the M1 Carbine and M1A1 Paratrooper Carbines as made today by Inland Manufacturing in Dayton, Ohio. The guns look great and capture the nostalgia and function of the originals made from 1942 to 1945 (read an earlier review by B. Gil Horman here and watch a video of it being fired at SHOT Show 2015). But carbines are much bigger than their use by the “Greatest generation” during World Mar II.

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New NRA program designed for shooters of all skill levels can be held anywhere in the U.S.

NRA America's Rifle Challenge presented by Daniel Defense

The NRA America's Rifle Challenge (ARC) presented by Daniel Defense is a new recreational training event designed to develop practical shooting skills using modern sporting rifles like the AR-15. NRA-ARC is designed for shooters of all skill levels and is able to be conducted on almost any centre-fire range in the country. In other words, practically everyone can - and should - attend an event.

NRA-ARC is a moderately physical program that requires shooters to be able to gain safe shooting positions of standing, kneeling/sitting and prone. Participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms and gear to be comfortable and gain safe firearm handling skills with equipment they're familiar using. NRA-ARC isn't just limited to AR-15s either. Any semi-automatic detachable magazine-fed rifle can be used.

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Women shooters prove they have what it takes in intense Brownells 3 gun match

Photo credit Becky Yackley Photography Photo credit Becky Yackley Photography

Last weekend, Brownells held its Lady 3 Gun Pro-Am Challenge West Match in St. George, Utah. The event brought out hundreds of top female shooters to compete in action-packed 3 gun stages for a tournament that is quickly making a name for itself in the shooting world.

Begun last year by Brownells CEO and NRA First Vice President Pete Brownell, many were skeptical that the inaugural Brownells Lady 3-Gun Pro-Am Challenge would have a supportive turnout, but 200 women from the United States and Canada, from experienced pros to those shooting their first 3 gun match, had a great time shooting with other women, testing out new gear and guns, and making friendships that are still going strong.

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New NRA How-To Series teaches the the basics on America's oldest shooting discipline

NRA How-To Series Muzzleloading

Muzzleloading is an age-old sport that has played a major role in shaping American history. And although it can't can't compete with the cool factor of versatility of modern AR-style rifles, muzzleloading is making a comeback in the 21st century thanks to the rising interest in our heritage, the availability of appropriate firearms, and special hunting seasons in many states and provinces.

Unfortunately muzzleloading isn't as straightforward as other disciplines and many shooters have little to no knowledge about what to do once they get their shiny new (or gracefully worn) piece.

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Rifle, pistol, and shotgun sharpshooters wanted for World Shooting Championship

Female competitor warming up for the NRA World Shooting Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - If you think you’re one of the best then here’s your chance to prove it.

This is your chance to join more than two hundred of the world’s top shooters as they descend upon the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia this September for the Second Annual NRA World Shooting Championship. We're talking Olympians, world champions, military sharp shooters and more that will make up the roster of those vying for “The Undisputed World Shooting Champion" crown.

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NRA News examines an exquisite 20 ga. over and under shotgun by master craftsman Tony Galazan

Robert Petersen's Pedretti by Tony Galazan of Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company on NRA News

Fairfax, Virginia - "Tony Galazan is a magician," declared National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier as he held up a beautiful 20 ga. over and under shotgun made by Galazan's Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company.

The gorgeous bird gun is the subject of this week's Curator's Corner on NRA News and Schreier couldn't sing its praises enough.

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Lever Action Rifles are finding an old friend in Henry

Lever Action Rifle image from the American rifleman website

Joe Kurtenbach provides a look at Henry Repeating Arms' decision to expand its catalog of American-made lever guns.

Leveraging Heritage
by Joe Kurtenbach

The 1800s were a time of great innovation for firearms-and certainly a time of transition. Flintlocks gave way to percussion cap mechanisms, which in turn were made obsolete by self-contained metallic cartridges. Muzzleloaders were replaced by breechloading rifles built to fire the cartridge ammunition. The American Civil War in particular served as a proving ground for then-modern designs, bringing to the fore actions, arms and ammunition that would change the landscape for military and consumer firepower.

One design element that clearly made an impact was the incorporation of a lever mechanism into the trigger-guard assembly. Early incarnations took the form of single-shot, breechloading rifles, especially of the “falling block” design… more on Henry's recent push in the lever action market ...

Mountaineers take on Kentucky with NCAA title already secured

West Virginia hoists the 2015 NCAA Championship trophy in Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska - The University of West Virginia takes on the University of Kentucky Wildcats this evening at the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, tonight. Despite the bravado of freshman guard Daxter Miles and his prediction of the Wildcats ending the season this evening at 36-1, experts say there's a better chance of finding life on Mars. But even if that happens (the Kentucky win not the life on Mars), West Virginia would leave the arena ahead of Kentucky in the 2015 NCAA title race.

How's that? Because they won the NCAA Rifle Championships less than two weeks ago at the University of Alaska's Patty Center.

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Petersen's legendary sense of humor crosses his passion for firearms collecting with this Model 21

Robert Petersen Model 21 double rifle by Tony Galazan on display at the National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - If you set out to commission an entirely custom firearm, what would you choose? Would you engrave it? Ok, of course you would, but what would you choose for the engraving? Many firearms collectors own pieces commemorating their specific interests and famed collector Robert Petersen was no different.

The subject of this week's Curator's Corner on NRA News doesn't have a purpose that is out of the ordinary for firearms enthusiasts living out in the country, but its decor is what sets it apart.

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