photo of a us gulf war soldier watching the oil fields during the gulf war

Weapons of the Persian Gulf War

The Shield & The Storm: Gulf War Weapons Good or bad, the Persian Gulf War of late 1990-early 1991 broke a long drought of full-scale armed conflict involving the U.S. Not since the end of the ground war in Vietnam had American forces assembled en masse to engage…
photo of vietnam soldier by ap photographer horst faas

Weapons Of The Vietnam War

Run Through The Jungle: Vietnam War Weapons The brutality of the Vietnam War was the defining event of a generation. The decade long war unfolded during a time of cultural divide in the U.S. with mass media echoing voices of the counterculture in disapproval. Arts and entertainment became…
Engraving of dueling pistols

Who Shot First? A History Of Famous Duels

Famous duels are the stuff from which legends are made. Dueling with pistols might seem cruel and senseless to men of the modern era, but it made perfect sense a couple of centuries ago when it was inextricably linked to male honor. Especially in the South, and before…

Wanted: Most Valuable Pistols

The Most Valuable Pistols For Collectors Why do people collect pistols? Well, you could put that type of question to those who collect coins, stamps, rare books, or even butterflies, and if you ask one hundred of them, you’ll get about that many different responses. Simply put, certain…
photo of legendary sniper duels

History’s Greatest Sniper Duels

Legendary Sniper Duels Sniper duels are the stuff of which legends are created and movies are produced. But from a historical perspective, it’s often hard to differentiate between fact and myth. There are more than a few entertaining films—JFK and The Untouchables come to mind quickly—that are fun…