During World War II, Imperial Japanese soldiers were armed with Arisaka bolt-action rifles. There were two types: Type 38 and Type 99. The Type 99 Arisaka was issued to soldiers as an improvement on the Type 38 with a larger round and other upgrades. The Type 99 is regarded as ... Read more
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At the time of its invention more than 80 years ago, the PPK inspired an entirely new category in the firearm industry: the concealed carry pistol. To fill the need for performance in a concealable package, Walther revolutionized the industry with a pistol that was designed to bring undercover officers ... Read more
The American made AR-15 rifle is a pillar of the gun industry, it is one of the most popular rifles for consumers and lodged into American culture as a symbol of freedom and prestige. The AR-15 was developed in the late 1950s as a civilian weapon by Eugene Stoner. Revolutionary ... Read more
When Germany fell into economic depression after World War I, its military sought to replace the infamous, relatively fragile, and expensive to manufacture Luger with a more modern and easy to manufacture pistol. The German Military found its solution in what would eventually become the Walther P.38.
The P.38 was a ... Read more
The Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun, more commonly known as the SPAS-12, was introduced in 1979 by Franchi and ceased producing it in 1999. However, importation of the SPAS-12 into the United States ceased in 1994 under the Federal Assault Weapons ban because of the folding stock and semi-automatic capability.
Designed for ... Read more
The Heckler & Koch P7 is one of the most coveted and valued pistols within its inventory of legendary handguns. Billed as “the best combat pistol” on the market at the time, the P7 is no longer manufactured which has in turn lead its’ value to climb since its’ ... Read more
During the Colonial period of the British Empire of the late 19th century, the royal army was on a mission to replace its Snider–Enfield, a muzzle-loader rifle converted to the cartridge system, which was the standard rifle for its army at the time. A new design emerged called the Martini-Henry. ... Read more
When it comes to Colt’s Snake gun collection, many think of the the Python or Anaconda because of their caliber, size and heaviness. In most cases, when referring to Colt’s highly collectable Snake gun series, many scoff at the Viper. It was essentially, the”red-headed step-child” of the group. It was ... Read more
The German Luger, well known for its wide use by German military forces during World War I and World War II, is often associated with the Nazi regime. However, it was the handgun of the Kaiser’s Soldaten before Hitler took power. The Luger pistol was first manufactured in 1900 for ... Read more
ArmaLite produced a variety of cutting-edge firearms during the late 1950s and early 60s. Many are still in use to this day, including the military M-16, its M4 sibling currently fielded by American troops and the commercial AR-15.
However, in some ways, ArmaLite’s lesser-known AR-18/180 was ahead of its time. The ... Read more
The Gewehr 98, a German bolt-action rifle firing the powerful 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge replaced the earlier Gewehr 1888 rifle as the standard German service rifle and was the main German infantry weapon of World War I. The Gewehr 98 was issued to the military by the Ottoman Empire and by ... Read more
In 2004, TALO produced two limited edition versions of the Colt Dragon. It’s updated Dragon model is based on Colt’s O2091, a full size government pistol in .38 Super caliber. Production was limited to 500 specially serialized units. MEX001-MEX500.
Extensive embellishment has been done to this special edition Talo Colt 1911 ... Read more
After the first World War, the FN Browning M1910 was updated with a longer barrel and grip and was introduced in 1922 during the interwar years. Enter the FN 1922, a design created by the legendary John Moses Browning. When introduced, it was viewed as a sleek and modern-looking pistol ... Read more
Thanks to its loyal following among target shooters, the AR-15 is a pillar of the gun industry, one of the most popular rifles for consumers and lodged into American culture. The AR-15 was developed in the late 1950s as a civilian weapon by Eugene Stoner. Revolutionary for its lightweight, easy ... Read more
Arcadia Machine & Tool was the first company to produce a 1911 pattern pistol made entirely of stainless steel. It introduced its standard 1911 type pistol called the Hardballer which was produced with a long slide. The name Hardballer derives from the round-nose hardball .45 ACP ammunition the gun fired. ... Read more
The Springfield Model 1873 was the first standard-issue, breech-loading rifle adopted by the United States Army. The gun, in both full-length and carbine versions, was the primary rifle of the United States Army from 1873 to 1892. According to the National Museum of the United States Army, The 10th Cavalry, ... Read more
The Gewehr 43, commonly known as Hitler’s Garand, was developed by the Nazi regime during World War II. Chambered in 7.92×57mm (8mm Mauser), the design went into production in 1943 and were the most common self loading rifle utilized by Nazi forces. The design was based on the earlier Walther ... Read more
On June 6, 1944, Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The Allies target was under the control of Nazi Germany and was one of the largest amphibious ... Read more
This rifle is unique in the sense that very little were made and shipped to be used on the French war front in Europe even though there was a significant contract from Remington to tool up and fulfill the contract for the French Army. Unfortunately, for Remington, fulfilling the order ... Read more
The legendary Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol, a design that’s more than 100 years old, served the United States Military from 1911 to 1985. The 1911 pistol remains a pillar of the firearms industry and given its enduring popularity among law enforcement and civilian shooters worldwide, it’s likely to hold its ... Read more
Colt’s popular snake gun revolver series was thrusted into popularity among gun owners with its Python chambered in .357 Magnum. It wouldn’t be until later Colt began chambering its large frame revolvers in .44 Magnum with its Anaconda. Shortly following the release of the Anaconda, Colt produced a limited run ... Read more
The Luger pistol was first manufactured in 1900 for both military and commercial use. The Luger was the standard pistol of the German armed forces from 1908 to 1938 and is cemented in history as a distinct and recognizable pistol that helped define a turbulent time in history. In 1913, ... Read more
Introduced in 1955, The Colt Python was Colt’s top-of-the-line revolver. It was originally intended to be a large frame, double-action revolver. Almost immediately the Python gained a reputation as the premium American revolver.
It is built on a .41 caliber size frame for extra durability. Like all Colt revolvers, the cylinder ... Read more
During the first World War, many U.S. civilian arms companies including Colt and Remington were producing M1911 pistols under contract for the U.S. Army, but even with the additional production there was a shortage of sidearms to issue. The interim solution was to ask Colt and Smith & Wesson, the ... Read more
With an over-saturation of AR-15 type rifles, it can be more difficult to distinguish what is great AR rifle with so many available, especially for those who are not experts in firearms. For those who are not familiar, HK produces some of the most sought after guns in the market ... Read more