Guns | War History

US Navy Sailors Firing the Powerful Mk38/ M242 Bushmaster on a Boat

Joris Nieuwint

In February 2013 sailors assigned to LHD 3 USS Kearsarge conducted a firing exercise with live ammo using the powerful Mk38/ M242 Bushmaster at sea.…

The Trench Gun of WW1 – Devastating Firepower At Close Range – The Famous Model 1897 Shotgun

Joris Nieuwint

The Trench Gun, the Winchester Model 1897, was an immensely popular shotgun. Between 1897 and 1956 more than a million were produced by Winchester Repeating…

The Russian AK-47 Versus The American M16 – Testing Two Of The Most Iconic Post-WW2 Rifles (Watch)

Joris Nieuwint

The AK-47 and the M16 were two of the most important rifles of the period following the Second World War. The AK-47, often known as…

M1 Garand – The American Rifle Which Was Everywhere In WW2 – 6.25 Million Produced (Watch)

Joris Nieuwint

The M1 Garand rifle is a 0.30 caliber semi-automatic US rifle designed in 1928 by Canadian-American firearms designer John Garand. It was in service as…

American WW2 Sniper Rifles: The M1 Garand Versus The Springfield (Watch)

In this video Paul Shull, host of ‘The Weapon Hunter’ asks the question – which sniper rifle used in World War 2 is better? Is…

Powerful Pieces of Kit – Testing Out German WW2 Machine Guns On The Firing Range (Watch)

Joris Nieuwint

These two machine guns, the MG-34 and the MG-42, were the primary arms given to the German infantry and their vehicles throughout World War 2.…

Get A Really Good Look: The M1 Garand Firing In Slow Motion (Watch)

General George S. Patton, one of the most important Allied generals of World War II, called the M1 Garand Rifle ‘the greatest battle implement ever…

Longest Sniper Shot in the World – British Soldier Takes Out Machine Gun Team at 2707 Yards

A Corporal of the Horse and a member of the elite British Household Cavalry unit holds the record for achieving the longest kill shot ever…

5 Facts: Top American Rifle of World War Two – The M1 Garand!

Joris Nieuwint

The M1 Garand rifle is a 0.30 caliber semi-automatic US rifle designed in 1928 by Canadian-American firearms designer John Garand. It was in service as…

The Story Behind the M-1 Garand Rifle and the story of John C. Garand

Guest Author

From The American Legion Magazine, 1939 SHARP CRACKS of a RIFLE “THE sharp crack of a rifle rang out, and another enemy bit the dust.”…

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden – Fierce General and Master of Early Gunpowder Tactics

We all know that gunpowder weapons exploded onto the scene in the middle ages and changed warfare forever. But how exactly did they change battles…

How The Development Of The Machine Gun Changed Modern Warfare Forever

Kristine Croto

We often hear the term “machine gun” tossed casually into conversation, but did you know that machine guns have been use in one form or…