Every American should own and be able to operate at least one rifle.
The rifle should be .223 caliber or larger, and should preferably be an autoloader.
More than being your right as an American, this is your duty as an American.
After this one rifle, you are free to purchase and collect many of the wonderful rifles available to you.
You should practice with your rifles to ensure that you can use them competently. You should have a sufficient quantity of ammunition on hand to be able to use your rifles effectively in a conflict.
The Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-14 Ranch Rifle Autoloading Rifles in 5.56mm (.223)
The Ruger Mini-14 variant in 7.62x39mm
The Remington 700 bolt-action centerfire rifle was introduced in 1962 and is considered by many to be the most accurate out-of-the-box production rifle on the market.
The Remington 710 is a quality value-priced bolt-action centerfire rifle that was introduced in 2001.
Winchester’s popular bolt-action rifle.
Winchester’s popular lever-action rifle.
The first successful light machine gun.
Marlin’s most popular lever-action rifle.
Magazine-fed, gas operated shoulder weapon, designed primarily for semi-automatic fire.
The second revision of the M16 service rifle.
The leading contender to be the next-generation American service rifle.
Historical account of the M1903A1 U.S.M.C. sniper rifle.
The venerable U.S. battle rifle.
The Soviet weapon loved by terrorists all over the world.
Manufacturer of the Model 70 bolt-action rifle and Model 94 lever-action rifle.
Manufacturer of the 700-series centerfire rifles.
Manufacturer of lever-action rifles and .22 caliber rifles.
Manufacturer of good quality and highly accurate hunting rifles and police sniper rifles.
Manufacturer of fine sporting rifles.
Manufacturer of the Ruger 10/22, Mini-14, and Mini-30 rifles.
Manufacturer of the 100 ATR (All Terrain Rifle).
Original manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle.
Manfacturer of high-quality hunting mangum hunting rifles and the Weatherby TRR (Theat Response Rifle).
Division of Marlin Firearms.
Manufacturer of top-quality PTR-91 clones of the H&K-91
Manufacturer of top-quality FN-FAL clones
The world’s oldest firearms manufacturer.
Semi-auto .50 caliber rifle
An overview of .50 Caliber sniper rifles.
An overview of left-handed rifles.
Rifle Fan Sites
Home of the AR-15 Rifle
Kalashnikov Home Page
Books on Rifles
“Riflecraft has been completely ignored since World War II,” says Jeff Cooper, America’s foremost rifle instructor. To remedy this situation, he took it upon himself to set down the fine art of the rifle before it was lost forever. In his no-holds-barred style, Cooper instructs you in everything you need to know about shooting the rifle, while entertaining you with tales of marksmanship, combat and big-game hunting.
The third edition of this definitive reference includes expanded coverage of commercial and military rifles from around the world. From modern battle rifles like the American M16 to classic designs like the British Cogswell & Harrison Double Sporting Rifle, Rifles of the World is the most comprehensive book of its type. Arranged alphabetically by country of origin, from Argentina to Yugoslavia, this superior resource provides background information for rifles and carbines, both well known and obscure, from the breech-loading era to the present. With a blend of entertaining historical background and detailed technical specifications this is an essential guide for any rifle enthusiast.
“Gunsmithing: Rifles offers an abundance of quality, useful information in the form of specific instruction for home shop projects. I’m not suggesting the book’s contents are simplistic, but rather the range of information spans from detail to conceptual, which provides a good foundation of knowledge before projects are attempted. There are virtually no chapters that would not be of value to the average firearms enthusiast, so I didn’t feel I purchased the book only for the contents of one or two good chapters. There is a section on refreshing hunting rifles. The coverage includes correcting poor accuracy, refinishing wood and metal parts, drilling and taping scope mounts and metallic sights. But the information continues on into action/bolt lapping, rechambering, changing a bolt handle, installing a new safety…. I would have purchased the book just for the coverage of trigger work. Finally, a current, inexpensive book that provides detailed coverage of trigger replacement and tuning, by rifle manufacturer, including do’s and don’ts for each model. I followed the book to clean up the trigger on a Winchester M70 that’s been waiting to get dropped off at the gunsmith for the past 8 months, and had excellent results.
A valuable reference to weapons used by infantrymen all over the world. Covers assault rifles, which offer accuracy and fire-power, sniper rifles which make it possible for a specialist to engage targets at long-range and shotguns used in specialized operations.
Military Small Arms of the 20th Century: A Comprehensive Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the World’s Small-Calibre Firearms
This is a thorough introduction to the world of personal military firearms. In it, the authors describe each and every pistol, revolver, rifle, machine gun, and sub-machine gun produced for military use by every country in the world during this century. The text is sprinkled with historical notes, giving readers a sense of each weapon’s place in history. Descriptions are fairly detailed, including calibers, rates of fire , muzzle velocities, and a concise explanation of each weapon’s firing action. This book is the best place to begin learning seriously about military small arms, their uses, and their historical significance.
During U.S. military operations, the Marine rifleman is among the first to confront the enemy and the last to hang his weapon on the rack after the conflict is won. That is why U.S. Marines have the reputation as the finest combat riflemen in the world. Now, you can learn their secrets. This manual is the very latest Marine doctrine on the art and science of shooting effectively in battle. Its 10 chapters teach the versatility, flexibility and skills needed to deal with a situation at any level of intensity across the entire range of military operations. Topics covered include the proper combat mind-set; cleaning your rifle under all weather conditions; rifle handling and marksmanship the Marine way; engaging targets from behind cover; obtaining a battlefield zero; engaging immediate threat, multiple and moving targets; shooting at night and at unknown distances; and much more.
The increasing cost of gunsmithing services has caused enthusiasts to perform minor repairs, refinishing, and deep cleaning on their own firearms. This updated edition shows how to easily diassemble and reassemble centerfire rifles and the correct tools needed. Sixty-six popular guns are taken apart and individually photographed. The cross reference index identifies more than 400 similar or identical rifle patterns that also follow these disassembly and reassembly directions. It covers the Argentine Mauser to Marlin Model 9 to Russian AK-47 to US M-1 Garand to Winchester Model 1894.
In a highly publicized February 1997 shootout, two rifle-wielding thugs managed to outgun LAPD officers armed only with handguns after a botched North Hollywood bank robbery. It was not until responding SWAT officers armed with rifles arrived on the scene that the suspects were finally neutralized, but not without police casualties. Though not the first incidence of police officers being outmatched by criminals’ superior firepower, this one was pivotal in bringing about a serious re-examination of the use of the rifle for urban law enforcement. In this book, Gabriel Suarez, founder and senior tactical instructor of his department’s Tactical Rifle Team, exposes the myths that have long kept the rifle from being considered for use in urban policing. In addition, he details the many advantages the rifle affords the inner city police officer or SWAT operator in a wide range of deployment situations and presents innovative techniques that are replacing the “traditional” ones among agencies that have adopted the rifle. As we progress into the 21st century, the rifle is likely to become an increasingly integral part of the police officer’s tool bag. This book will serve as a valuable guide to police tactical riflemen, making their jobs easier and safer as they make the criminal’s job more difficult and hazardous.
The twentieth century was a true testing ground for tactics, conducting warfare, and, inevitably, weaponry. The mainstay of all armies in the two great confrontations of that century was the military rifle. This informative book presents information on more than 60 weapons, including semiautomatics and auto-loaders, including the Mauser, Lee-Enfield, and Tokarev. A detailed description of each rifle and its key features is supported by technical data and specially selected illustrations. Details of relevant ammunition and accessories complete the work. This compact and authoritative guide to military rifles covers rifles from Britain, the USA, Germany, Russia, and elsewhere.