Know Your Weapons: The Complex History of the Browning Hi-Power



Very often the genius of John Moses Browning’s design of the 1911 overshadows the amazing accomplishment of the Hi-Power.

The Wermacht and the SS knew a Good Firearm when they saw it and a very limited number were issued to front line units in the later stages of WW2.


Know Your WW2 Weapons: The Suppressed OSS M3 Grease Gun with a Trigger Booby Trap

The Suppressed OSS M3 Grease Gun with a Trigger Booby Trap


I always liked the Grease Gun ever since I saw one in action watching The Dirty Dozen with Lee Marvin and Charlie Bronson with my Dad when I was a kid.



Know Your Weapons: The M3/M3A1 Grease Gun

The M3/M3A1 Grease Gun: Built for Global War


One of the ugliest but effective .45ACP lead slingers of the 20th Century!


The M1 Carbine: Reputation vs. Reality

The M1 Carbine: Reputation vs. Reality


One of the best overall articles on the M1 Carbine I have read to date.

Another good article on the M1 Carbine.

Know Your Weapons: The FG-42

The FG 42: The Automatic Rifle of the Fallschirmjäger Airborne Infantry


The FG 42 was a powerful automatic rifle developed by the Germans during WWII and served in a similar role to the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). It was designed for and used by the elite Fallschirmjäger paratroopers. With an ergonomic shape, select-fire capability, and a number of other uncommon features it was one of the most advanced weapons of the war and influenced later firearms.