Let’s take a look at the Point Break guns from the 1991 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Four guys have been pulling off bank robberies in Southern California. They call themselves the Ex-Presidents because they wear rubber masks of former Presidents Nixon, Reagan, Johnson, and Carter. Keanu Reeves plays young FBI Special Agent Johnny Utah. […]
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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By Guy J. Sagi Russia convened a technical committee consisting of some of its foremost firearm experts in 1943. This was not long after a costly victory in the Battle of Stalingrad that claimed the lives of nearly half a million Russians. Their mission was to identify or create a cartridge capable of running in […]
The United States awards the Medal of Honor to a select few. It’s for those displaying “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.” It’s the highest medal for valor in combat that members of the armed services can earn. The long history of the Medal […]
The Warrior Ethos is part of the Soldier’s Creed and was essential to Roy Benavidez’s life. Though every soldier learns it in basic training, few exemplified it as he did. In the Vietnam War, Sgt. Benavidez distinguished himself with a physical and mental toughness that earned him the Medal of Honor. I will always place […]
The Modular Handgun System (MHS) is likely familiar to anyone who pays attention to firearm trends. This guide will shine some light on the meaning of modular handgun systems while also discussing how this idea has evolved and what it means for the future. The idea for a “Modular Handgun System” came from the Army […]