Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Men & Guns of D-Day +75; S&W Bodyguard in .38 Spl.

posted on February 13, 2019

Tonight begins American Rifleman Television’s series on "The Men and Guns of D-Day." On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada yet assembled invaded Nazi-occupied France. Our television crew traveled to the actual battlefields, the very places where American, British, Canadian and other Allied troops fought to begin the liberation of Europe.


We used those locations to tell the stories of the men and the guns they used. Combining footage on the ground with archival photos and film, we tell the stories that many of the veterans can no longer tell themselves.

There were two bridges on the eastern flank of the invasion, one over the Orne River and one of the Caen Canal. Without these bridges, the entire invasion would have been in peril. The task was assigned to a glider-borne company of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light infantry under the command of Major John Howard.

On the bridge known today as Pegasus Bridge, two men from the 1st Airborne Division used their Sten Mk V submachine gun and Bren light machine gun. In this first episode we tell their stories and show you those guns. Watch a preview here.

In our "Rifleman Review," we look at the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard in .38 Spl.

And for "I Have This Old Gun," we feature the Inglis High Power pistol.

For more previews like this, go to, and for all-new episodes of American Rifleman TV, tune in Wednesday nights to Outdoor Channel.


Eotech Launches Anti
Eotech Launches Anti

EOTech Launches Anti-Counterfeit Measures

EOTech has launched a campaign targeting those who create and sell illegal copies of its military sighting systems.

The .405 Winchester: History and Performance

Now largely a forgotten footnote in cartridge development, the .405 Winchester was once the most powerful rimmed cartridge capable of use in a lever-action rifle and was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt.

Colt Mustang .380 ACP: The Pocket-Size 1911

Based off the classic 1911 design, the small Colt Mustang chambered in .380 ACP is easily concealable and shares the same classic look in its tiny frame.

NRA Reschedules The Annual Members' Meeting

The NRA has rescheduled its Annual Members' Meeting to occur on Oct. 2, 2021 in Charlotte, NC.

The Men And Guns Of D-Day: 101st Airborne Division

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the men of the 101st Airborne Division, their stories and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

Pat Garrett's Pistol Sells for Highest Price in History

The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.