Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.
Covering some 337 pages, this biography by Paul Stillwell covers the life and accomplishments of Vice Adm. Willis "Ching" Lee, an accomplished marksman with both a rifle and the big guns of the battleships he commanded during World War II.
Of all the features of the M1 Garand, its rear sight is one of the most recognizable and went through some notable changes. Here, we take a brief look at what changes were made to the rear sight design from the pre- to post-World War II era.