The Battle of Iwo Jima is one of the bloodiest events of World War II, and from it came stories of uncommon valor and virtue. Here are the stories of the men who fought and their guns.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima and the American servicemen who achieved victory, Thompson Auto-Ordnance of the Kahr Firearms Group has developed a series of three specially engraved firearms: the Iwo Jima 1911 in .45 ACP ($1,247), Iwo Jima M1 Carbine in .30 Carbine ($1,391) and Iwo Jima Thompson also in .45 ACP ($1,886).
Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach sits down with Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith to talk about his history with guns and his distinguished career in firearms training.
In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester touted the company as having been “On Guard for America Since 1866.” This was never more true than when it produced arms and ammunition to help defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.