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TABLE OF CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2014 Volume 162, No. 9, 128th Year of Publication Wayne R. LaPierre, Executive Vice President EXPERTS IN THE FIELD 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 owner should be an NRA Member. features 66 Every Vote, Every Seat, Every Year .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 18 Chris W. Cox Utility Rifles: Mossberg's MVP .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 56 Jim Wilson Photo by Anthony Vanderlinden The fight to protect our rights looms large in 2014. Contests up and down the ballot in the states during mid-term elections have some of the most far-reaching consequences for gun owners. Affordable, accurate and versatile, Mossberg's bolt-action MVP rifles have expanded into a full line billed to handle everything from varmint to big-game hunting to patrol-rifle or personal-protection applications. But can one rifle really do it all? Press ... Don't Squeeze: A Writer's Journey. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 62 Brad Thor Don't you hate it when a writer or a television show makes a mistake describing a gun? Here a New York Times bestselling author takes you through his journey and how he has learned to successfully incorporate firearms in his thrillers. The FN Browning 1910 Pistol & The Great War .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 66 Anthony Vanderlinden On June 28, 1914, seven students in Sarajevo set out to assassinate Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Armed with bombs and four FN Model 1910 pistols, they set in motion one of the world's greatest conflicts. Thoughts On The Home-Defense AR .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 70 Photo by Forrest MacCormack Stanton L. Wormley, Jr. 76 There may come a time when your rifle may be pressed into service in defense of your life and home. If recent sales figures are any guide, that rifle is likely to be an AR. Here are some things to think about when it comes to setting up the right balance of practicality and portability in America's favorite long-gun platform. Size Matters: Springfield's XD(S) 4.0 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 76 Wiley Clapp Springfield Armory has expanded its XD line of pistols with the XD(S) 4.0 in .45 ACP and 9 mm Luger. With a longer barrel and an extended magazine, the thin XD(S) opens up new possibilities for smaller-handed shooters. Better Late Than Never: The M1C Garand Sniper Rifle. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 80 U.S. Army Photo 80 Bruce N. Canfield When the U.S. Army sought a sniping rifle based on the M1 Garand at the end of World War II, the M1C, with its offset scope, was delivered in small numbers. Never the best solution, the M1C performed adequately in post-war service and remains one of the most highly prized American military rifles. THE COVER: When most of us think of Mossberg, we think of shotguns, especially the venerable Model 500 pump gun. But O.F. Mossberg & Sons has been making inroads when it comes to affordable, practical rifles, such as the MVP Patrol featured on this month's cover. The 7.62x51 mm NATO MVP Patrol is shown here with a Redfield Battlezone 3-9X 42 mm riflescope in UTG rings. For more on the MVP line-up, turn to Field Editor Sheriff Jim Wilson's report starting on p. 56. Design by David J. Labrozzi. Photo by Forrest MacCormack. MEMBER PROGRAMS: (800) 672-3888

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