Alvin York

Sergeant Alvin York: Reluctant War Hero

After Alvin York died in Nashville, Tennessee on September 2, 1964, at the age of 76, President Lyndon Johnson recognized him as a “symbol of American courage and sacrifice.” Adding that Sergeant York “epitomized the gallantry of American fighting men and their sacrifices in behalf of freedom.” “A…
General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur: Quartermaster General

General Douglas MacArthur was a man of rare antinomy. While his bravery is legendary, historians equally well-documented his failures. President Trump called MacArthur his favorite military leader, however, President Harry Truman was not enamored. Having removed him from command during the Korean War because he “wouldn’t respect the…
a photo of the coriolis effect

Long-Distance Shooting: What Is The Coriolis Effect?

By Guy J. Sagi Sleek flying bullets, improved cartridge design and firearms held to strict CNC tolerance contribute to any new long-distance shooting records, but there is more involved than just the latest and greatest. To connect regularly at 1,500 yards and beyond marksmen must adjust for a…
an illustration depicting the 2019 film entitled 1917

The Guns Of ‘1917’

It was called “the war to end all wars,” and one can easily understand the reasoning. After all, how could any future conflict compare? It was a tragedy that played out on the world’s stage. Costing the lives of 13 million civilians, nine million soldiers, and millions more…
a photo illustrating the history of the mosin nagant rifle

History of the Mosin Nagant Rifle

On the American market, the 1891 Mosin Nagant has gone from bargain beater to a prized mil surplus possession in the space of a few, perplexingly short years. In some ways, the astronomical prices of Garands, Mausers, and Enfields generated an increased demand for WWII era pieces by…