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Unsung: The AN/M2 .50-cal. Machine Gun in World War II

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.

At The Range: M60 General-Purpose Machine Gun

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the M60 general-purpose machine gun chambered in 7.62 mm NATO.

At The Range: L2A3 Sterling Mk. 4 Submachine Gun

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the British Serling submachine gun family chambered in 9 mm.

Video: Shooting the Japanese Type 3 Taisho Machine Gun

Check out this preview of an upcoming episode of American Rifleman TV as the crew fires a nice example of the Japanese Type 3 machine gun.

Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Firing an historic rifle such as the MG42, then reviewing footage of it in operation, provides an irreplaceable lesson in World War II history.

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi tyranny, and many of them arrived by parachute or glider. They were the men of the British and American airborne, and they were well-armed indeed.

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of Lt. Col. James E. Rudder, took the German artillery position at Pointe du Hoc.

Special Presentation: The Guns of Omaha: D-Day Plus 75 Years

The Battle of Omaha Beach was not one battle, but six separate battles fought independent from one another.

The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

It's a happy ending for these 8,000 pistols fought on battlefields from Europe to Southeast Asia, only to then be consigned to long-term storage in a government warehouse.

Special Presentation: Inside the Civilian Marksmanship Program

This presentation from Martin K.A. Morgan discusses the history of the DCM/CMP, and describes the ways that the program continues to fulfill its mission in the 21st Century.

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