Lew Walt in uniform

Fightin' Iron: Lew Walt

Helicopters make a distinctive sound. It’s sort of a whop-whop noise, and it differs a little from one chopper model to the next. The Vietnam War was the first true helicopter war. Early on, our primary troop carrier was the CH-34. We also had an observation outfit flying the UH-1Es (a variant of the legendary “Huey”).

The Physics of Machine-Gun Fire

There’s a science to the employ of full-automatic weaponry in wartime.

The M2 Carbine

Designed in the closing days of World War II, the M1 Garand’s little brother had a full-automatic option.

Fightin' Iron: How the H-34 Helicopter Changed the Face of Combat

Perhaps the single greatest tool in the Marine Corps has a blade—a rotor blade.

Fightin' Iron: The Book... And When To Throw It Away

Occasionally, rules can be overlooked when lives are at stake, like when USMC Lt. Chuck Pitman flew to the rescue in New Orleans.

Classic Guns: USMC M40A1 Sniper Rifle

Under the nom de guerre of the M40A1, the Remington 700 has served our Marines well for more than half a century.

Classic Guns: M60 Machine Gun

Most belt-fed machine guns are iconic, but none have been as dramatically featured as the “portable” M60 machine gun.

New for 2018: Brownells Retro Rifles

Brownells joined the ranks of firearm manufacturers with the launch of the company's Retro Rifles lineup. Take a look at the new models here.

The 1911 Pistol: 100-Plus Years of Dependable Service

With more than a 100 years under its belt, John Moses Browning’s most-famous design, the 1911 pistol, is still going strong.

Classics: M60 General-Purpose Machine Gun

Most belt-fed machine guns are iconic, but none have been as dramatically featured as the “portable” M60 machine gun.

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