From Pearl Harbor until the Japanese surrender, the AN/M2 .50-cal. Browning machine gun served in the air, on land and at sea, and was a part of every major American battle in every theater of operations around the world. It was the unsung hero of American firepower during World War II.
The result of a collaborative effort between Federal Premium, Hodgdon Powder Company and Traditions Firearms, is a new .50-cal. muzzleloader with a unique priming system.
In this NRA Gun of the Week video, American Rifleman's Christopher Olsen examines a made-in-USA .50-cal. AR-15 hunting rifle from Alexander Arms.
Thompson/Center Arms announced its new entry-level IMPACT!SB line of .50-caliber break-open muzzleloaders, featuring a hand-removable triple-lead-thread breech plug and a Power Rod aluminum ramrod for easy loading.
With its origins in the Great War, the .50-cal. Browning machine gun—on land, on the sea and in the air—was a decisive arm for America’s victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. And, remarkably, it’s still in service today.
In July 1863, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia fought a bloody three-day battle near the small seminary town of Gettysburg, Pa. During the battle—the high-water mark of the Confederacy—everything from ancient smoothbores to state-of-the-art repeaters was pressed into service.