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Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov: Historic Profile

If someone asked you to name the deadliest weapon of the 20th century, you, like many others, would probably mention the nuclear bomb. After all, it reportedly killed up to 200,000 people. Dedonating when the United States dropped one of these on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Essentially bringing an end […]

photo of vietnam soldier by ap photographer horst faas

Weapons Of The Vietnam War

Run Through The Jungle: Vietnam War Weapons The brutality of the Vietnam War was the defining event of a generation. The decade long war unfolded during a time of cultural divide in the U.S. with mass media echoing voices of the counterculture in disapproval. Arts and entertainment became politicized with events like Woodstock ’69, resulting […]

Best AK-47 Ammo: 7.62×39 Steel VS Brass

In terms of shear mass, in straight numbers, the 7.62x39mm is far and away the preeminent battle rifle caliber in the world. With over 100 million AK-47 and its clones having been produced it’s not hard to see why. That’s not a misprint, and it does not include the VZ-58, SKS, or the slew of […]

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 […]