Let’s face it, Sylvester Stallone doesn’t quickly let go of his characters. He held on to Rocky Balboa for six films spanning 30 years (1976-2006). So far, he has shot up the big screen with the guns of Rambo in five pictures starting in 1982 and continuing into 2019 for an amazing 37-year run! The […]
Which guns did the infamous Bonnie and Clyde have in their arsenal? Who shot first in the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr? The answer to all these questions and many more in the history section of our website. You’ll find a variety of fun historical reads that breathes life into past gun and ammo adventures.
Have you ever wondered what the most powerful handguns in the world are? Or possibly, what are the most powerful rifles available for purchase? Well, you are in the right place! We love putting together stories and lists of historical weapons that amaze, inform and inspire.
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Chris Kyle is probably the most famous sniper in U.S. history. Thanks to his best-selling autobiography, American Sniper, and an award-nominated film of the same title, the Navy Seal became an icon with 160 confirmed kills in four tours of duty in Iraq. However, decades before, Carlos Hathcock became a legendary sniper in the dense […]
If you have ever attended a military funeral, you will likely remember it as a somber, moving experience. Honorably discharged veterans, military retirees, and those who die while on active duty are each entitled to a military funeral. Does this honor entitle them to a 21-gun salute? Not exactly, these funerals typically involve a flag-draped […]
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.” Like many others, you may have wondered where it came from. Some older adults will recall hearing it in the hit song from 1942. Associating it with America’s involvement in World War II. Others will have heard the phrase occasionally without giving much […]
In recent years, all things SEAL-related have become extremely popular. For decades, members of the United States Navy’s Sea, Air, and Land Teams maintained a stance of being “quiet professionals.” Aside from a few ridiculous 80s action flicks, very little was known about the community and “teams’ guys.” However, the American public remained intrigued with […]