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World War One: A History of Weapons in the Great War

The Weapons Of World War I It was called the war to end all wars, but rather than signaling an end to future international conflict, World War I merely laid the foundation for the even greater carnage of World War II. The war, which was unprecedented in the slaughter it caused, raged on from 1914 through 1918 before ending with …

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History Of The AK-47

 A History Of The AK-47 Rifle American soldiers first came up against the AK-47 in the jungles of Vietnam during the early 1960’s.  Before that, the earliest reference to this Soviet-designed weapon came from a 1953 CIA resource. A rough drawing suggested this new gun was a derivative of the PPSh – the Russian standard submachine gun.  However, during the …

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Understanding Different 12-Gauge Shotgun Load Types

12-Gauge Shotgun Load Types The 12-gauge shotgun is one of the most versatile firearms you can own. With so many options for shot loads, how do you know which 12-gauge ammo shot patterns work best for you? From options ranging from hundreds of tiny beads to a single heavy slug, there’s plenty that you can do with your 12-gauge shotgun. …

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History Of The AR-15

With the politicization of gun rights in the U.S., the AR15 became the poster gun for both sides. Beloved by gun-rights supporters, the rifle represents the ideal of the Second Amendment. Its a tool of not quite military standards in the hands of citizens ready to defend hearth and home. Gun control supporters don’t see the patriotic history of the …

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