M1 Garand National Match Rifle

The M1 Garand National Match Rifle

The United States was the only country to provide a semi-automatic rifle as standard issue to its military forces from the onset of the war. In excess of five million M1 Garands were produced between 1936 and 1945.

Get Off My Lawn: Great WWII Guns for Home Defense

While purpose-built, modern firearms are all the rage for personal protection, don’t discount that old World War II gun for home defense.

Fighting' Iron: The Fall of the Reising Submachine Gun

Sometimes, what looks like a great idea on paper turns out to be not-so-great in the field. Such was the case with the Reising Submachine Gun, chambered in .45 ACP.

The Classics: Remington M1903 Rifles in World War II

While the M1 Garand gets the most accolades for its service in World War II, M1903 bolt-action rifles made by Remington also served our forces well.

Fightin' Iron: Leland “Lou” Diamond

Being salty isn’t always a bad thing.

Fightin' Iron: The Purple Heart

Planning for war requires more than the production of weapons and munitions. Here's the story of the Purple Heart, an award with a long, storied tradition in America.

Classic Guns: The Huntsman Sporting Knife

Think the “spy-with-crazy-gadgets” movement started with James Bond? Guess again. Here's a look at the story of the Huntsman Sporting Knife.

Fightin' Iron: Modified Military Weapons You've Never Seen

Weapons, like plans, occasionally need to be modified once hostilities commence. Here are a few instances where troops in the field created an entirely new fighting machine.

Classic Guns: The Bodeo Revolver

Known by those who carried it as Coscia d’agnello (“leg of lamb”), the Bodeo revolver served Italian forces for decades.

Rifles in the Sky: Airborne Troops Then and Now

As we honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day, our resident expert offers reflections on the realities of jumping out of an airplane.

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