While many are familiar with more widely known examples of late World War II German small arms like the MP44 and Gewehr 43, few know of the simplistic "People's Storm Rifle" designed and built specifically for use by the conscripted Volkssturm, the VG1-5 Volkssturmgewehr.
Taking a look back at the Italian Beretta Model 1938 submachine gun series used in the Second World War, one of the finest of the era.
In this week's episode, we'll dive into the history of the M1 Carbine and the Smith & Wesson M1917 revolver, as well as test the Springfield Armory XD-M Elite.
In the middle of WWII, the U.S. Army posted War Department Film Bulletin No. 81, which claimed that the bark of the MG42 was worse than its bite. We're not buying it.