The Department Of Experiment: Shaping The U.S. Army's Inter-War Arms & Equipment
The Infantry School's Department of Experiment existed to identify any gap between any success in the laboratory or controlled workshop and the practical reality of that same item when placed in the hands of “soldiers of average intelligence” in simulated battlefield conditions.
Guns Of The First Special Service Force
What began as an unfeasible plan to open a second front in frozen Norway, ultimately created one of the finest special forces in the proud history of two armies—American and Canadian.
Preview: Goatguns Mini M1 Garand
Now you can dress up your office desk or man cave with a 1:3-scale replica of the “best battle implement ever devised.”
Rifleman Q&A: Why So Light With The M1 Carbine?
I know the M1 carbine was issued in large numbers during World War II but that it was considered to be under-powered. It seems our military would have been better served by a firearm of this type that had better performance. Why wasn’t this done?
Rifleman Report: Enlightenment Through Discovery
Discovery is an inherently thrilling experience—after all, coming into contact with what you don’t already know is certain to stimulate the mind and excite the senses.
Evolution Of The BM-59
John C. Garand's gas-operated M1 rifle changed very little from its start as the T1 in 1927 until the end of its official production run in 1957, but then something unexpected happened. As a result of the confrontational politics of the Cold War and the subsequent divisions it created, the M1 rifle continued to evolve on another continent.
Updating An M1 Carbine
Many M1 carbine owners would never consider such modifications to a wartime gun with significant provenance, those who have run-of-the-mill arsenal-rebuilt or commercial examples, and who are willing to experiment, are likely to find that the M1 carbine can provide service comparable to modern PDW-type platforms.
Rifleman Q&A: M1 Carbine Barrel Makers
I have a G.I. M1 carbine marked “Quality H.M.C.” on the receiver, but the barrel is marked "Rock-Ola." Does this mean that the barrel has been replaced on this carbine?
All Choked Up: The Screw-In Solution
Once considered a gimmick, interchangeable chokes have revolutionized the art of shotgunning.
The U.S. M1 Carbine Story
Developed by Winchester, which used elements from a previous design that aimed to replace the M1 Garand, the M1 carbine ultimately became one of the most-produced and well-liked arms of World War II.