Firearms Research and Information Services
I offer seven services to to authors, historians, researchers, and firearms enthusiasts.
American Rifleman Article Copies
I have a 75+ year collection of The American Rifleman going back to the mid 30s and will attempt to provide copies of the articles you are looking for. It helps if you can supply the article title and approximate date. I also offer a CD containing the Rifleman indexes from 1940 through 2017 (See above). Click here to contact me.
Black & white article photocopies are US$1 per page plus a stamped self-addressed envelope (2 stamps if page count is 5 - 7 pages) or add $1.25 to the page cost if I supply the envelope and stamps. If the total page count is over 7 or if you want the articles shipped flat, omit the SASE envelope and just add US$1.50 for postage. I can also supply color (if applicable) pdf (Adobe Acrobat) page image scan files at US$1.25 per page, plus $2 for the CD and postage. For international orders please add U$3.00 for postage for paper copies and US$4.00 for an articles on CD.
If you are not sure of the page count I'll let you know when I locate the article. Please be sure to put your actual E-Mail address in the BODY of your E-Mail and in all written correspondence.
Collections on CD
I offer topical American Rifleman article collections on CD on the M1 Garand, M14/M1A, M16/AR-15, M1911, M1903 Springfield, M1 Carbine, and Ballistics/Forensic. These CDs contain all the articles on the subject published from 1940 through 2002.
Also available is a complete year end index of Rifleman issues from 1940 through 2017. Click here for further information on these CDs.
If you are an author and are looking for technical assistance and proofing for firearms related material in your work, click here to contact me. I do not charge for this service unless it involves a lot of esoteric research. I do ask that if your work is published that I receive a copy of your book or manuscript, and would be grateful if you gave me credit for my assistance in your work. Cameo appearances in your story are also accepted.
This CD contains the following information. It can not be shipped to overseas addresses.
TM 9-1005-319-10 - Operators Manual for M16A2, A3, A4, and M4, M4A1
TM 9-1005-319-23P - Unit and Direct Support Maintenance Manual (Including repair Parts and Special Tools List) for M16A2, A3, A4, and M4, M4A1, dtd 2008
TM 9-1005-249-10 - Operators Manual for M16 and M16A1
TM 9-1005-249-23P - Unit and Direct Support Maintenance Manual (Including repair Parts and Special Tools List) for M16 and M16A1
TM 9-1005-309-10 - Operators Manual for M231 Port Firing Weapon, dtd 2010
TM 9-1005-309-23P - Unit and Direct Support Maintenance Manual (Including repair Parts and Special Tools List) for M231 Port Firing Weapon
FM 3-23-9 C3 - Marksmanship
Change 4 to FM 9-3-23
M16 Armorer's Checklist
MIL-R 63997B (M16A2 specs)
MIL-C 71186 (M4A1 specs)
MIL-C 70599A (M4 Specs)
GI M16A2 and M4 Zeroing targets
MCRP 301A - Marine Rifle Marksmanship
Zipped Archive of special zeroing targets.
MEUSOC Qualification Course
M16/M4 Malfunctions, Corrections, & Drills
A PDF version of this web page
STANAG4172 5.56 x 45 mm NATO Ammunition
Zeroing the AR-15/M16/M4
Canadian C7 Rifle and C8 Carbine manual
SOPMOD Program Presentation
Making a Handguard Tool
TM 9-1240-413-13&P M68 Aimpoint sight
TM 9-1005-342-23&P M110/AR-10
TM 9-1005-342-10 AR-10
Small Arm Integration Book
Ballistics tables for M193, M855, and MK 262 ammunition
TM 9 -6920-363-12&p 22RF conversion for M16
Lower Receiver Blueprint
M68 Zeroing Target
Several Powerpont presentations
Red Dot Zeroing
M193, M855, and MK262 Ballistics tables
A comparison of Magpul magazines
Colt AR15 .22 RF Conversion Unit
M855A1 Ammunition Presentation
M16-M4 Shooting Methods
M16 Zeroing Methods and Training Aids
US Military Small Arms Technical Manuals CDThis CD includes 55 Technical Manuals covering:
Click here for ordering information.
If you have a firearms related question I'll be glad to help. First check this site, especially the "Misc. Q&A" pages. If you don't find what you need feel free to contact me by clicking here and I will do my best to help you.
I frequently get requests for a ballistics runs for a particular load. I will be glad to do a single run for you but please note that you must supply the following data. G1 BCs will, in most cases, be converted to the G7 drag model to more accurately portray actual trajectories.
Bullet brand, weight, and type or name
Actual muzzle velocity. (Unless you know this I can only guess from loading data and they can be off by quite a lot from the real world)
Distance from center of the bore to the center of your scope tube or, to the top of your front sight for iron sights to the nearest 1/32th inch
The distance you want for a zero. (If not supplied I will send data for the optimum zero for your load for a 6" diameter vital zone)
If you want additional or multiple runs runs there will be a fee of US$3.00 each, for such work.
IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF ORDERING THE COPIES DO NOT WASTE MY TIME BY ASKING ME TO LOCATE ARTICLES THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW THE EXACT TITLE OR DATE OF.
Thanks so far to Steve Cooper, Mark Dillenger, Ed Hill, Earl North, and Matt Simons for their generous contributions to the archive.
Click here to email me for further information on any of the above. You can send orders to
1365 S. Saddleback Drive
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
I will no longer do overseas orders unless they are paid in US dollars in cash or via Western Union. In the past year I have been ripped off by two overseas orders that paid by bogus check or who cancelled a PayPal payment. US orders payable by cash, check, or money order in US dollars.
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