The Americans from the 9th and 10th Armored Divisions and the 101st Airborne were surrounded by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge, and their fighting spirit and stout defense of that vital town—called “Seven Roads to Hell” by NRA Life member and paratrooper Don Burgett—allowed other American troops to get into the fight. Eventually the Bulge was closed off by troops moving from the North and South who met at Houffalize Belgium. Two men, not at the battle, helped make that victory possible—John C. Garand and John Moses Browning. In this segment from American Rifleman Television, we cover the M1 Garand, the Browning Automatic Rifle, the Browning Model 1917A1, Model 1919A4 and M1919A6 machine guns. Also, we end this series with interviews with American soldiers who, as young men, fought to stop and throw back the Nazi onslaught.
I walked into a gun store and saw a pistol that I knew was right for me: a clean, sharp-looking Dan Wesson Model 15 in .357 Mag., with beautiful wood stocks and a 12" barrel that stuck out of a hole cut in the side of the original box.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen a proliferation of snipers—equipped with a variety of rifles—on both sides. Here, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of military sniping takes a look at the combatants, along with their arms and ammunition.