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The Benét-Mercié Story: A French Machine Gun in the U.S. Military

The Benét-Mercié Story: A French Machine Gun in the U.S. Military

What kind of lessons did the French-produced Benét-Mercié teach the U.S. military? Check out the...
Classic Guns: The Model 1886 Lebel

Classic Guns: The Model 1886 Lebel

Did you know the first smokeless-powder, repeating military arm was fielded by France in the...
The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

Where the rubber meets the road, function matters a lot more than form. The M1917...
.308 Win. vs. 7.62 NATO: What's the Difference?

.308 Win. vs. 7.62 NATO: What's the Difference?

The .308 Win. and 7.62 NATO are popular calibers among tactical shooters, but what's the...
The Colt New Service Revolver: A 20th-Century Favorite

The Colt New Service Revolver: A 20th-Century Favorite

Developed during the twilight years of the 19th century, the Colt New Service revolver became...
Classic Guns: Winchester Model 1897 'Trench Gun'

Classic Guns: Winchester Model 1897 'Trench Gun'

Imagine a firearm so powerful that it was protested as a violation of war conventions....
Classic Guns: Lt. Donald Simpson Bell's Webley Mk V Revolver

Classic Guns: Lt. Donald Simpson Bell's Webley Mk V Revolver

In one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, the Webley Mk V proved...
WWI Battle Rifle: The Upgraded Mauser Gewehr 98 of 1918

WWI Battle Rifle: The Upgraded Mauser Gewehr 98 of 1918

The Mauser Gewehr 98 is a rifle that would become the progenitor of an entire...
Deciphering and Disassembling a WWI Handgun in .32 ACP

Deciphering and Disassembling a WWI Handgun in .32 ACP

I recently inherited a family heirloom , a handgun that was carried by my great...
The .32 ACP: Can It Be Counted on for Self-Defense?

The .32 ACP: Can It Be Counted on for Self-Defense?

Many gun gurus consider .380 ACP to be the minimum personal-defense caliber, but what about...
The 1891 Mosin-Nagant: Russia's Bolt-Action Battle Rifle

The 1891 Mosin-Nagant: Russia's Bolt-Action Battle Rifle

The 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle is synonymous with “Mother Russia” and is intimately familiar to...
Putting Suppressed Rifle Systems to the Test

Putting Suppressed Rifle Systems to the Test

At the first-ever ElectroMedia Conclave in Wyoming, several companies provided suppressed rifle systems that were...
Fightin' Iron: M1917 Enfield Rifle

Fightin' Iron: M1917 Enfield Rifle

Where the rubber meets the road, function matters a lot more than form. The M1917...
The Webley Mk. V at the Somme

The Webley Mk. V at the Somme

In one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, the Webley Mk. V proved...
The Thompson Turns 100

The Thompson Turns 100

When John T. Thompson first began researching a portable hand-held automatic weapon in 1915 little...
The Gallipoli Gun

The Gallipoli Gun

A self-firing SMLE? It must be Gallipoli.
Battle of Belleau Wood, Remembered

Battle of Belleau Wood, Remembered

Ever wonder how US Marines came to be known as Devil Dogs?