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The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of...

Special Presentation: Behind Enemy Lines: The Men and Guns of SOG

MACV-SOG - the Vietnam War's covert operations unit-inserted small teams deep behind enemy lines in...

The M1 Garand At Dieppe

In August 1942, a small force of U.S. Army Rangers accompanying British and Canadian troops...

Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

During the Vietnam War, Special Forces soldiers of the Studies and Observation Group fought a...

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

An army should never go to war without rifles to arm its soldiers. Yet that...

First Action in the European Theater: The M1 Garand at Dieppe

While used previously in defense of the Philippines, the American M1 would not see European-theater...

The AR-10 Story

Fewer than 10,000 original AR-10s were produced, and its true legacy is its spawning of...

Colts In The Cockpit: Arming Pilots—From Airmail To Commercial Aviation

Think the idea of arming pilots is new? Think again. Every time you board a...

U.S. M16: A Half-Century of America’s Combat Rifle

First adopted in 1962, the select-fire AR-15/M16 in its various forms has armed the U.S....

Special Presentation: Sniping in the Great War

Noted sniping authority and historian Maj. John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.) has been working on...

America’s Military Revolvers

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

The Untold Story Of The Radom Pistol Under German Occupation

The Vis wz.35 pistol, better known simply as the Radom, was adopted by the Polish...

Compressed Surprise Break: The Secret of Fast and Accurate Shooting

Mastering this basic skill is key to you becoming and staying a good shot.

Throwback Thursday: The Quick Draw from Sling Carry

Here is a lesson still relevant today from the “connoisseur of close combat” Lt. Col....

The Most Famous Rifle Of D-Day … Wasn’t There?

When Lord Lovat led his British Commandos into Normandy on June 6, 1944, he carried...

Fairbairn of Shanghai

One of the lesser known figures in the world of combat handgunning was William Ewart...

U.S. M16

The M16 stands as a symbol of American military history from the Cold War to...

The British No. 4(T)

The No. 4(T) was capable of accurate work, and served British snipers into the 1990s.

The "Tommy's" Thompson

Thompson submachine guns served with British troops during World War II.

Guns of the Falklands War

Despite both countries’ modernity, the Falklands conflict contained a lot of conventional fighting.