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Classics: Sterling Submachine Gun

Classics: Sterling Submachine Gun

If war has a silver lining, it is firearm development, and one of World War...
WWII-Era Firearms Used during 36th Best Ranger Competition

WWII-Era Firearms Used during 36th Best Ranger Competition

In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the 36th annual Best Ranger Competition featured...
Classic Guns: The FN-49

Classic Guns: The FN-49

The FAL might be the “right arm of the free world,” but there was an...
Classic Guns: Gewehr G41(M)

Classic Guns: Gewehr G41(M)

Before the development of the well-known Gewehr G43, there was the Gewehr G41(M) "gas-trap" design...
Classic Guns: The M41 Carcano

Classic Guns: The M41 Carcano

Changing its military rifle during wartime was a mistake for Italy, but that doesn't take...
The Golden Age: Smith & Wesson in the Mid-20th Century

The Golden Age: Smith & Wesson in the Mid-20th Century

Some of Smith & Wesson’s finest firearms made it from drawing board to production during...
Classic Guns: PFC Ray Register's Springfield M1903A4 Sniper Rifle

Classic Guns: PFC Ray Register's Springfield M1903A4 Sniper Rifle

Some classics never go out of style, they just get reinvented and repurposed. PFC Ray...
Classic Guns: Colt Model 1908 General Officer's Pistol

Classic Guns: Colt Model 1908 General Officer's Pistol

Even Colt’s diminutive .380 ACP found its way to war. Here's an example of the...
The Thompson at Anzio: Last Stand of S/N 169807

The Thompson at Anzio: Last Stand of S/N 169807

The Thompson submachine gun, also known as the “Chicago Typewriter,” had a distinguished military career...
Classic Guns: Japanese Type 99 Arisaka Rifle

Classic Guns: Japanese Type 99 Arisaka Rifle

The Japanese Type 99 Arisaka earned a negative reputation during WWII, though much of the...
New for 2018: Auto-Ordnance 'Squadron' 1911

New for 2018: Auto-Ordnance 'Squadron' 1911

Part of Auto-Ordnance's growing lineup of custom 1911 pistols, the "Squadron" 1911 pays homage to...
.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...
New for 2018: Auto-Ordnance 'Fly Girls' 1911A1 Pistol

New for 2018: Auto-Ordnance 'Fly Girls' 1911A1 Pistol

Dedicated to the WASPs who served during World War II, the Auto-Ordnance "Fly Girls" 1911A1...
First Look: Creedmoor Sports .30 Carbine Ammunition

First Look: Creedmoor Sports .30 Carbine Ammunition

Introduced in WWII, the .30 Carbine cartridge remains a viable option for a range of...
New for 2018: Auto-Ordnance 1911A1 in 9 mm

New for 2018: Auto-Ordnance 1911A1 in 9 mm

Auto-Ordnance expanded its 1911A1 pistol lineup in 2018 to include a 9 mm version of...
How a Black-Powder Revolver Saved My Life

How a Black-Powder Revolver Saved My Life

A hair-raising encounter on the banks of the Missouri River in the early 1990s demonstrated...
Classic Guns: Imperial Japan’s M1 Garand

Classic Guns: Imperial Japan’s M1 Garand

John C. Garand’s combat masterpiece M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle was so effective in the Pacific...
First Look: DoubleStar Lite-Fighter EX Combat Utility Knife

First Look: DoubleStar Lite-Fighter EX Combat Utility Knife

Designed by a combat veteran, the DoubleStar Lite-Fighter EX Combat Utility Knife is built ruggedly...
Classic Guns: MAS-38 Submachine Gun

Classic Guns: MAS-38 Submachine Gun

The French MAS-38 submachine gun that ended the reign of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is...
Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

While point-shooting techniques have fallen by the wayside in favor of more modern techniques, Sheriff...
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