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When Argentina Had To Choose a New Service Rifle

The Republic of Argentina has a large and diversified military-industrial complex, which includes a remarkable...

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against...

America’s Military Revolvers

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until...

The Keefe Report: Marine Raiders Throw .45 Overboard

It has just been announced that Glock 19s will replace Colt M45A1 .45 ACPs in...

1916: Guns On The Border

A century ago, Mexican bandits were a clear and present danger to the citizens of...

Colt's New M1911s: The Competition Pistol and Lightweight Commander

Two new M1911s—the Competition Pistol and the revamped Lightweight Commander—prove that Colt is back on...

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the...

The Men and Guns of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops carried out an amphibious and airborne assault on Hitler’s...

The U.S. “.45 Automatics”

The .45 ACP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols issued to American troops demonstrated their formidable stopping...

G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten...

Arms of American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during...

General Motors Went To War

Most are not surprised that General Motors Corp. turned out trucks and other types of...

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor...

“Carbine” Williams Myth & Reality

Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine,...

Thompson Submachine Gun

So, when was the Thompson submachine gun first fired in combat? Was it during the...

80 Years of the Belgian High Power

With design input from John Moses Browning and most of the work done by FN’s...

The Men and Guns of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops carried out an amphibious and airborne assault on Hitler’s...

The Ithaca Model 37 in U.S. Military Service

While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns,...

10 Things You Didn't Know About the M1 Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1” was the most produced American infantry arm of World...

Springfield's Range Officer M1911s

The original Range Officer offered a thoughtful mix of features from both ends of the...
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