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History Of West Point: America’s Premier Military Academy

Situated on the western bank of the Hudson River, West Point Academy holds a celebrated position in American history as a mainstay of military excellence and leadership. Since its establishment in 1802, West Point has evolved from a modest garrison intended to prevent a British invasion to a premier military academy, shaping the leaders who […]

M1 carbine

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine was designed and deployed during World War 2. Believe it or not, there are more M1 Carbines out there than the notorious M1 Garand (6.1 million vs. 5.4 million). But what made this popular firearm so compelling?  The U.S. Military built the M1 Carbine because they wanted a light, portable, and reliable […]

Battle of Athens

What Was the Battle of Athens?

You’re not alone if you’ve never heard of the Battle of Athens. Yet, it was an extraordinary event in the annals of American history, unfolding in the summer of 1946 in the small town of Athens, Tennessee. Shaped by disturbing political corruption and electoral fraud, this dramatic clash of local citizens against the oppressive local […]

M1 Carbine VS M1 Garand

M1 Carbine VS M1 Garand

The M1 Carbine VS M1 Garand: the Batman and Robin of World War Two. Both iconic firearms were manufactured in the millions and served the United States with honor, grit, and reliability. In this guide, we’ll compare the Garand and Carbine in detail. We’ll look at where they came from, how they were used in […]

M1 Garand Rifle

M1 Garand Rifle

If the Winchester 1873 was “the gun that won the west,” perhaps we could say the M1 Garand is “the gun that won the war.” The rapid-firing, heavy-hitting, distance-stretching reputation of M1 Garand placed fear in the hearts of its enemy long before the trigger finger flexed.  The story of the M1 Garand is a […]