Germany’s FG-42: Paratrooper Rifle

The Fallschirmjagergewehr 42, or Paratrooper Rifle 42, was developed for Germany's airborne infantry in 1942. We'll take a closer look at this weapon here. What prompted its development? And was it effective?

Unconventional Shooting Positions: A Skills Test

Not every defensive shooting happens on a square range. It's important to practice and be familiar with unconventional shooting positions. Here are some positions and tricks I've learned over the years.

Ukrainian Sniper Claims to Break Historical Record

A Ukrainian sniper has claimed to have recently eliminated a Russian combatant from a record 12,470 feet, breaking the record for the longest confirmed sniper hit in history.

Revolvers of the United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps is an interesting branch of the United States military. It’s easily arguable that the United States doesn’t need an entirely separate branch to do Marine Corps functions. It could be wrapped into the Navy or the Army. It’s often said that America doesn’t need a Marine Corps; America wants a Marine Corps. Their unique mission and design have made them fluid with weaponry, and they’ve used a number of interesting weapons, including revolvers. Today, we are looking at the revolvers used by the Marine Corps. 

The Military’s Greatest Firearm Myths

As we all know, there are many myths about firearms out there, including silly things like stopping power and the greatness of the M14 in the modern world. How many times have you heard someone say that just racking a shotgun will be enough? Those are fun to talk about and debunk, but today, we'll take a purely military approach. We need to look at some small arms myths that come out of the United States military and do some serious debunking. 

Keeping the Gun Hand Empty: Does it Matter?

Many of us are taught in defensive shooting to keep our gun hand empty. Does it really matter? Let's find out through a mix of testing and discussion on keeping the gun hand empty.

December 7, 1941: A Day of Infamy

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

The Newhall Incident: Hard Lessons

This and similar incidents helped promote a train-like-you-fight mentality, which revolutionized police and even civilian training.

Veterans Day: It’s Important

Thank a veteran today.

12 Strong: Did the Movie Get It Right?

12 Strong portrays 12 special forces soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan to ride on horseback with a rebel army to fight our enemies. I recently had the opportunity to meet Will Summers, one of the 12 Horse Soldiers, and hear him speak.

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