Go Big or Go Home: A Look at the Science Behind Firearm Wound Potential

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Before beginning this piece on wound potential of various calibers, I opened a few notebooks and studied the subject again. I ignored reams of paper put out by gun writers but rather concentrated on...

The Gun That Changed Absolutely Everything: The German MP43

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Certain mechanical contrivances fundamentally transform the human experience. The cotton gin, the jet airplane and the cell phone might be considered typical examples. In each case, the world was a certain way before these...

The M3 Grease Gun: The Poor Man’s SMG

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Sergeant Eugene Colter slouched immobile alongside 27 of his mates inside the dark cavernous interior of the big C-47 cargo plane as it droned hypnotically through the predawn darkness toward occupied Europe. He was...

Gun Nation, One Nation: Celebrating America’s Black Second Amendment Scholars

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The tradition of arms for Black Americans has always been different. “Black codes” were implemented in many states, which were designed to keep Blacks from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. In...

What’s Next for Ilion as Town Synonymous with Remington Faces Gun Plant’s Closure

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For over two centuries, the village of Ilion in New York's Mohawk Valley has been synonymous with Remington, the nation’s oldest gun manufacturer, which has announced plans to close its original factory early next...

Glock: The Beginning

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In the early days of shooting, or BG (Before Glock) as it is known, pistols were complex collections of fitted parts that made for a sometimes precarious balance of reliability and function. This became...

Historians Are in Demand Thanks to Bruen

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While the pursuit of knowledge in any discipline is a worthy endeavor unto itself, there are certain majors plenty of parents bemoan when their kids declare them either because of limited income potential or...
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The Thompson Submachine Gun: Eleven Pounds of Pure Cool

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How far will the typical American male go to look cool? Well, nowadays he will buy sports cars he can’t afford, put Lord-only-knows what kind of muscle-building supplements into his body, spend countless agonizing...
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Wehrmacht Heavy Metal: The German MP40 Submachine Gun

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We humans have always venerated our weapons. This is but one of mankind’s curiously dark attributes. Some three millennia ago, the Israelite King David used the sword of the Philistine Goliath to take the...