Lieutenant Junior Grade W.L. McVay

The Guns Of Operation Torch

Deemed a safer option than a direct attack on Nazi-occupied France, Operation Torch—the Allied invasion of French North Africa—was nonetheless a hard-fought, six-month campaign. These are the guns that helped America’s warfighters win victory.

The Rifleman Report: Self-Reliance

For the entirety of this nation’s existence, Americans have depended upon firearms to ensure our survival.

The UD M.’42: America’s Clandestine Submachine Gun

While the Thompson and the M3 “grease gun” served with great acclaim during World War II, a lesser-known design saw service across the world in the hands of the OSS and SOE.

Operation Market Garden: The Battle Begins

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television to learn more about the Allied troops who partook in Operation Market Garden and the firearms they used.

The UD M.’42 Submachine Gun: A Clandestine Tool For The OSS

Far less familiar than the Thompson or the Reising, the U.S.-made UD M.’42 submachine gun was still a factor for the OSS and French resistance fighters operating behind enemy lines during World War II.

I Have This Old Gun: Bergmann MP28

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "I Have This Old Gun" from 2020 to learn about the German-made Bergmann MP28 submachine gun.

The Guns Of Guadalcanal

The six-month-long campaign to re-take Guadalcanal—which began 80 years ago this month—would prove to be a pivotal victory in the battle to turn back the Empire of Japan during World War II. So, which firearms were used and who carried them?

The Guns Of Huế

The fight that developed in the streets of  in 1968 would give the Marine Corps one of its most memorable victories—in a battle style for which the Marines had not been trained. The guns used during the conflict ranged from brand-new M16A1s and M40 sniper rifles to World War II leftovers.

American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

Book Review: The US M3/M3A1 Submachine Gun

Michael Heidler, no stranger to writing about firearm history, has produced a most impressive volume on one of this author’s favorite World War II firearms, the M3 “grease gun.”

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