The Weapons Of World War II

Rifles, Pistols, and Guns: A History of World War II Weapons It was the deadliest war in the history of humanity. Nearly every country on the globe played some part in World War Two, and when it finally ended in 1945, an estimated 60 to 70 million people, including military and civilians, had lost their lives. These staggering totals came …

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Best .17 HMR Ammunition

The precocious toddler of the rimfire family, the .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (HMR) is a fiery youngster with a reputation for running a little hot under the collar. It is a spicy little number which is well suited for small varmints and does well knocking off prairie dogs, raccoons, and any other little creatures who find themselves in the wrong …

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Best .223 Ammo: Range, Training & Home Defense

.223 Remington and its nearly identical twin brother, the 5.56x45mm NATO, need very little introduction. They represent one of the most common calibers in the U.S., and being the NATO standard, they are in use in various platforms around the world. The data to list the number of world-wide .223 users is surprisingly difficult to find, but anyone who recalls …

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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 AK47 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 with only a rough drawing that suggested this new gun was a derivative of the PPSh – the Russian standard submachine …

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