In the annals of American history, few periods capture the imagination quite like the Wild West. A time of pioneering spirit, lawlessness, and gold prospecting, it’s also a period that its firearms helped define. Whether a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, Wild West guns are synonymous with this 19th-century period in our country’s history. This was […]
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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The first three films in the Death Wish series, starring Charles Bronson, generated a significant cultural conversation upon release. These vigilante action films released between 1974-85, pushed cinematic boundaries. They depict Paul Kersey, an architect who becomes a self-appointed public avenger with Death Wish guns after a personal tragedy. The first film is a gritty, […]
Have you ever wondered where your favorite high-quality ammunition comes from? Well, if you’re a gun enthusiast, it’s the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP). With its long and storied history stretching back over eighty years, this impressive factory has been the source of some of the most reliable ammo produced in modern times. LCAAP […]
This is the story of the Winchester Model 1873. It’s the gun that won the West, and has been the trusted companion of mountain men, homesteaders, hunters, and gun enthusiasts for over a century. This article highlights the history, features, and impact of this American treasure: the Winchester ’73. The Winchester 1873 was proven by […]
As we approach another anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, let’s take a look at the guns of Black Hawk Down. This American military operation in Somalia was part of the wider Somali civil war, which had been going on since 1991. Meant as a raid to capture self-proclaimed president Mohammed Farah Aideed and two […]