We all know about the M1 Garand and the Thompson submachine gun, but troops in Normandy used much more. See these 12 forgotten guns of the D-Day landings.
This week's episode takes us to Omaha Beach--Bloody Omaha--a stretch of Normandy coastline where Americans suffered the most casualties of D-Day.
Inland Manufacturing has introduced the US Army 1st Infantry Division 100th Anniversary Commemorative models of two iconic firearms, the Inland M1 Carbine and the 1911A1 pistol.
A century ago today, United States of America was no longer sitting on the sidelines. President Woodrow Wilson, who had struggled to keep the United States out of the military cataclysm of the Great War, asked the U.S. Congress for declaration of war, and he got it on April 6, 1917.
Donald R. Burgett was a 19-year-old paratrooper who dropped into Normandy in the early morning of June 6, 1944, with an M1 Garand and a U.S. M1911 pistol. He fought through France, Holland, Belgium and Germany, ending the war at Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. An NRA Life member, Burgett was NRA’s guest at its 140th Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Pittsburgh, Pa.