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TABLE OF CONTENTS APRIL 2011

Volume 159, No. 4, 125th Year of Publication

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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
The NRA, the foremost guardian of the traditional American right to "keep and bear arms," believes every
law-abiding citizen is entitled to the ownership and legal use of firearms, and that every reputable gun
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Tragedy In Tucson .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16
Chris Cox

Once again, anti-gun lawmakers and activists take advantage of a
community's loss. Long before key facts became clear, anti-gunners
began calling for new restrictions on Americans' Second
Amendment rights.

Pittsburgh Picks: Top Guns, Optics & Ammunition .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 46

Photo by Hannele Lahti

NRA Staff

In our annual survey of the new year's best firearms, optics and
ammunition, we give you a preview of the gear you can see at the
NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, April 29 to May 1, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
We hope to see you there!
Guns: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns and Airguns . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 47
Optics: Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotters, Lasers and Rangefinders . .. .. .. 49
Ammunition: Cartridges, Shotshells, Bullets and Propellants .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 51

Any Mission, Any Time: Leupold's Mark 8 CQBSS .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 54
Glenn M. Gilbert

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When America's most elite troops went to Leupold to fulfill a need for
one optic that can do everything from close-quarters combat to long-range
sharpshooting, the firm's engineers responded with the 1.1-8X 24 mm
Mark 8 CQBSS, a revolutionary optic with civilian applications
as well.

"The Greatest Pistol In The World". .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 60
Photo by Hannele Lahti

Arms And The Man In the April 6, 1911, issue of American Rifleman's predecessor, Arms And
The Man, we reported on the ".45 Colt's automatic; the latest, the most
deadly, the finest and the best hand arm which had yet to be produced
by man." Get in on the first draft of firearm history from the magazine
that was there.

"Taking Back The Half-Kilometer": Britain's L129A1 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 62
Chris Bartocci

U.S. Marine Corps photo

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The British Army, needing a long-range rifle for its sharpshooters in
Afghanistan, held competitive trials to see which design in 7.62x51 mm
NATO would best suit its needs. An AR-10-based rifle made by Lewis
Machine & Tool was adopted as Britain's L129A1, which is commercially
available as the LM308MWS.

The Military Model 70. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 66
Bruce N. Canfield Although the "Rifleman's Rifle" is unquestionably one of the greatest
hunting rifles of all time, its service in the U.S. military was meager, and
even then its success was limited.

THE COVER: The .45 ACP Kimber Royal II M1911 pistol is just one of many

new guns on display to NRA members and guests in the Exhibit
Hall of the 2011 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Pittsburgh,
open April 29 to May 1. The Kimber is shown with a black leather
Gladius belt holster from Galco Int'l. For more on all the new guns,
optics and ammunition on display, turn to the staff report starting
on p. 46. Photo by Hannele Lahti. Design by David J. Labrozzi.

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