1st Bn/2nd Marines Pave the Way for All-Silencer Military

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The US Marine Corps has been chronically underfunded since 1775. They’ve made a virtue out of necessity, using skill, discipline, and ferocious violence to make up for any deficiencies of…

US Army Considers Ditching 5.56 NATO Round

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There’s no secret that the military has been looking to ditch the M4 / M16 for quite some time. The last serious effort was the Individual Carbine competition, announced in…

GAU-17 Gatling Gun & GAU-21 in Action: Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

TTAG writer Ron Grobman knows a Texas ranch owner who keep a helicopter for hunting. Heh.

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USSOCOM Seeking 3-Caliber Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR)

The U.S. Special Operations Command is “seeking sources” for a commercial sniper rifle system that can switch between three specific calibers, is suppressor-compatible, and meets certain size, weight, and accuracy…

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The Unlikely Story of the Billinghurst-Requa Battery Gun

The Billinghurst-Requa battery gun is an unusual piece of armament that resulted from an equally unusual partnership between two men from New York: William Billinghurst, a gunsmith, and Josephus Requa,…

Police Station Evacuated When Elderly Man Brings in a Mortar Shell

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A Michigan man caused a bit of excitement when he brought an unexploded mortar shell to the Sterling Heights police station. So much excitement that the police promptly evacuated their…

Question of the Day: Do Video Games Glamorize War?

If ever there was a war that lacked any hint of glamor it was World War I. Trench warfare was a meat grinder. Wikipedia.org tells the tale under the heading…

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SEALs Looking For Neurostimulation ‘Cognitive Enhancement’

Shooting well continues to save the lives of our soldiers, particularly among America’s elite units. Not content to merely drill using conventional training, today’s military leaders have reached out to…

The Guns of ISIS Jihadis

At just over 17 minutes long, I won’t be sitting here and dissecting every firearm in this video — certainly not without a stiff drink. But here’s a few choice picks…

Gun Owners of America: Over 257k Veterans Could Get Their Guns Back Within Months

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Email blast from Gun Owners of America: It has been one of the most contemptible chapters in American history. Over 257,000 veterans — fresh from putting their lives on the line…

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USMC Pimps Their Shotguns

We here at TTAG wholeheartedly welcome the United States Marine Corps to the year 2006. Used primarily for door breaching (shooting large slabs of metal through the hinges of doors…

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams Edition

Fort Lee posted the above photo with the caption: “Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, commanding general, CASCOM and Fort Lee, fires his 9mm semi-automatic pistol during qualifications today at the installation…