Though recent world records may make you think otherwise, the modern day sniper is an American concept, conceived during the War of Independence. It’s initial psychological impact on the British in 1775 was truly damaging and the Americans saw that by selectively targeting officers and non-coms
Major General Ambrose Burnside is as synonymous for his distinct facial hair as his career as a politician, but Burnside also created one of the more influential guns of the Civil War era, the Burnside Carbine. The rifle would speak to military talents the man himself never possessed.
The Bennett & Havilland Revolving “Chain driven” rifle was an example of attempted gun innovation in the 1800s. These attempts by ambitious inventor-gunsmiths were always imaginative though routinely impractical. Today, many of these experimental efforts can be seen in weapons museums.
The Russians began to develop underwater rifles in the mid 1970s, starting with the APS. The development of Russia’s first specialized amphibious weapons began in 2000. Over the course of the decade, this new genre of rifles would come to be known to the world as ADS amphibious/underwater rifles.
During the first Iraqi war in the early 90s, a nation glued to their television sets laid witness to a new pinnicale in aerial bombing when video was broadcast of a smart bomb dropping down a chimney in Bagdad. In 2010, some 20-years since Desert Storm, Americans once again laid witnessed to the
With hundreds of years of military strategy based on (and countless lives needlessly lost) lining up soldiers in formation and having them fire in sync, it would seem that from the beginning of fire-armed conflicts, people have been interested in achieving overwhelming and sustained firepower to era
Guns.com would never call a war story “normal” but the one we’ve got for you today has to rank up there as one of the most bizarre. It’s also a story that underlines how unpredictable a gun’s performance can be in the heat of battle and along those same lines, how resilient our troops can be wh
Human beings are pretty easily blinded by pizzazz. We tend to gravitate towards words like fastest, strongest and most powerful, because these are all qualities we’ve been conditioned to associate with success, while more meaningful labels like reliable and consistent rarely get as much attenti
On dry land your 9mm handgun may able to touch targets past the 100-yard mark, but when fired in substance about 784 times denser than air (i.e. underwater), the lethal distance of the round taps out at a little under a yard. The solution? Underwater handguns.
At one time (and some may say even today though with a much softer hand) gun tycoons really ran the show in this country and Connecticut industrialist Samuel Colt was no exception, rather the crowning example. The dominant American industrialist of his era, Colt generated wealth that was so imm