Category: Guns

Schwarzlose MG: The Unusual Austro-Hungarian Machine Gun of World War I

Two soldiers manning a Schwarzlose MG

A number of machine guns saw action during the First World War. While the Vickers, Maxim and Lewis guns are likely the ones that come…

37 mm M1916: The French ‘Bunker Buster’ That Became a Hindrance on the Western Front

Gun crew with Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment manning a 37 mm M1916

When the First World War began in 1914, it quickly became apparent that newer, more advanced weapons were needed. This was particularly true on the…

MG 13: The German Second-String Light Machine Gun That Saw Frontline Service In France

MG 13 placed on a red table

The Maschinengewehr 13 (MG 13) was a German light machine gun adapted from an earlier model. Despite having a short service life with both the…

Why the M2 Browning .50 Caliber is the Most Lethal Heavy Machine Gun in History

Three soldiers manning an M2 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun

The powerful M2 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun entered development following orders from Gen. John J. Pershing in World War I, and it has…

Solo Snipers and Infinite Ammo: 10 Errors Movies Make Involving Guns

Arnold Schwarznegger as the Terminator in 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' + Keanu Reeves as Neo in 'The Matrix' + Sylvester Stallone as John J. Rambo in 'Rambo: First Blood Part II'

Some of Hollywood’s most popular action heroes are expected to know a thing or two when it comes to firearms, and we know how inaccuracies…

M1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun: A Favored Weapon of the Devil’s Brigade

Soldier aiming an M1941 Johnson light machine gun

A number of firearms were developed over the course of the Second World War. The scale of fighting during the conflict was unprecedented, and militaries…

Snipex Alligator: The Ukrainian Sniper Rifle Capable of Penetrating Armored Vehicles

Snipex Alligator sitting in the middle of a snowy field

Written by Samantha Franco and Clare Fitzgerald The Snipex Alligator is a massive anti-material rifle (AMR) that’s manufactured by XADO-Holding, Ltd. Having only recently entered…

Makarov: The Low-Budget and Reliable Soviet Pistol That’s Stood the Test of Time

Todd Neikirk
Makarov pistol and bullets placed upon a camouflage sheet

Not long after World War II came to an end, the United States and the USSR entered into a Cold War. As a result, both…

Desert Eagle: The Handgun Loved By Hunters and Hollywood Studios

Todd Neikirk
Two gold-plated Desert Eagles on display

The Desert Eagle is one of the most well-known firearms on the market today. While not intended for use on the battlefield, the weapon has…

Nambu Pistol: The Japanese WWII-Era Weapon That Heavily Featured in the Pacific

Todd Neikirk
Nambu pistol against a white backdrop

In the early 20th century, Japan was eager to improve its military. The country had high hopes of becoming a world power and, in order…

Germany Hoped the Krummlauf Would Change the Outcome of WWII – It Didn’t

US soldier holding an M3 with a curved barrel

The curved bullet scene in Wanted (2008) wasn’t the first time the concept of having a bullet travel around corners was thought up. In fact, during…

Heckler and Koch HK433: The Frankenstein Rifle That Is Taking the World by Storm

Side by side images of the HK433 and the G36

German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch took a unique approach when designing one of their most renowned rifles. The G36 was devised in the 1990s…