Guns | War History

StG 44 – Approved by Hitler, The Gun that Revolutionized Modern Rifles (includes footage)

Billy Moncure

Literally named the “Storm Rifle” and approved by Adolf Hitler himself, the Sturmgewehr 44 was created to address the pressing German need for a medium-range…

Shot by both sides – The Browning High Power in WW2

Relatively few weapons were used by both Allied and Axis forces in World War Two, and the few that were (the Oerlikon cannon, for example)…

Myths and Legends of the Iconic 1911

Joseph O'Brien

Pretty much anyone on the planet who studies firearms or military history has heard of the pistol known as the 1911. In continual service and…

The Development of Early Handguns

Andrew Knighton

When gunpowder weapons first appeared on the battlefields of Europe, they took the form of cannons and other artillery, huge weapons designed to cause mass…

Best Infantry Weapons of WW2

wolfenlord

The most iconic and famous weapons of their time are not always the best or the most practical. However, this is a list of weapons…

Russians Replace AK-74M With Redesigned Rifles

Ian Harvey

The Russian military is replacing their AK-74M assault rifles with the new AK-12 and AK-15 models. The Russians have wanted to update their assault rifles…

Sig Sauer’s M17 Pistol for Public Purchase

Ian Harvey

Collectors of military memorabilia or those that are Sig Sauer aficionados are in for a treat as Sig Sauer has announced that it has a…

Why did Congress Withhold 20% of Funds for Marines’ New Rifle?

In April, the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on Tactical Air Land in the House Armed Services Committee put language in the proposed National Defense Authorization…

Unique Cache of Antique Weapons Discovered in Canal

This is the astonishing moment a cache of guns was pulled out of a canal by a family of magnet-fishers. The Price family couldn’t believe…

Armored Fist of Germany – Photos and Video of the Panzerfaust Anti-Tank Weapon

The enormous scale of tank warfare during World War II consequently lead to creating counter-measures. The armor of early tanks was relatively thin. However, that…

Man vs Tanks – Infantry Anti-Tank Rifles of WW II

The 20th century saw extensive use of a new kind of warfare on land, sea and in the air. The battlefields were continually changing, from…

These Technological Innovations Transformed The History Of Handheld Firearms

Since they first appeared in the 14th century, handheld guns have been through many changes. These are some of the key technological developments that brought…