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The M1 Garand's legacy as America's iconic battle rifle remains unmatched. Its revolutionary semi-automatic design and exceptional performance set new standards for firearms technology and forever changed the way wars were fought.
Firearms have played a significant role in shaping history, revolutionizing warfare, and becoming symbols of power, innovation, and cultural identity. From classic designs that have stood the test of time to cutting-edge modern weapons, the world of iconic firearms is as diverse as it is fascinating.
The TD3 is an open red dot designed for fast acquisition and a large window size (28x19mm!), while mounting with as low a profile as possible. Commonly, this red dot will be mounted on a pistol slide that is cut to fit an RMR-profile optic. Find out more about the TD3 here!
You might imagine that finding a range in the city is hard enough. That’s certainly true. Even out past the edge of the city, most ranges taper off around 600 or 650 yards. Chris had been getting too comfortable with those distances, so we needed to find a stretch of land to give him a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, Southern California has a pretty good patch of desert that calls it home. 
The barrel is the place where the bullet builds up speed, starts to spin, and gets going on the right path. Once the primer is struck, the powder burns and heats, the reaction speeding up as more powder heats up yet more powder and sets it off too. This expanding mass of hot air and burning propellant shoves the bullet down the barrel, burning more as it goes.
In a nutshell; the action is the portion of the rifle that performs the action of firing the round and ejecting the cartridge. The action is the mechanical structure responsible for loading a cartridge into the chamber, firing, and ejecting a cartridge. Let’s just say - this is literally where the action happens. Make all the puns you want.
Rene Macare was in the 173d Airborne and was one of the first Army soldiers to attend sniper school in Vietnam. Rene went on to use the ARTel scope during the Vietnam War. He's sitting with us to share his experiences in the war and, just as importantly, what it was like coming home.

We're joined today by Chris Wu and Corbett Leatherwood, talking over the beginning of the A.R.T. line and the early years of a young Jim Leatherwood.

(If you're a veteran that's used an A.R.T. Scope during your career and are interested in sharing your story, please reach out to us!)

The A.R.T. Scope, once introduced, sped up the training cycle by eliminating the need to deal with some of the tricky fundamental aspects of distance shooting.
For over 50 years, we’ve focused on one thing - hitting stuff really far away. Since the inception of the Leatherwood CAMputer, we’ve done more than just expand its capabilities. We’ve brought Jim’s vision to bear on a wide lineup of optics.