American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.
His firearms have figured significantly in history for more than a century, but John Moses Browning had a method of inventing that is only now being fully understood—and may come as quite a surprise.
Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.
The “proof in the pudding” of small arms marksmanship can be found in these stories gleaned in Italy by Bill Shadel and G.I. correspondents. They appeared in the July 1944 issue, and they tell the story of the difference riflemen can make on the battlefield.
Thompson Auto Ordnance, maker of the famous "Tommy Gun," has introduced its special edition World War II-themed Tanker Thompson.
In honor of the pilots who flew in America’s defense during WWII, the gunmaker who brought us "Tommy Gun" and other classic firearms is now offering the Custom "Squadron" 1911 pistol.