Weapons of War

The U.S. 37-MM Gun in World War II By Charles C. Roberts Jr.

     Charles Roberts work on the development and employment of the 37mm cannon by the United States is a straightforward and informative examination of the weapon in a variety of roles to include anti-tank support for infantry, armament for tracked vehicles, and its use in unarmored vehicles, waterborne craft, and airplanes. The book is very …

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THE KAHR ARMS AUTO ORDNANCE 9MM 1911: by Nick Jacobellis

         For the record, Auto Ordnance is no stranger to the firearms industry.  My familiarity with Auto Ordnance goes back many years, when I adopted their .30 caliber Paratrooper Model M1 Carbine; a rifle that has been flawlessly reliable.  As many of you also know, the 9mm Kahr Arms P9 (Polymer) Pistol that I own …

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THE M3 & M3A1 SUBMACHINE GUN AKA THE GREASE GUN BY: NICK JACOBELLIS

            If you have ever hear someone say, I can write my name with that “gun,” they are likely referring to the M3 or M3A1, also known as The Grease Gun. While this comment isn’t meant to be taken literally, it is meant to describe the noticeable slow rate of fire, that this fully automatic submachine produces when …

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Review: The K9 Academy by Nick Jacobellis

Another great book by Nick Jacobellis that covers the training and tribulations of K-9 dogs, their handlers and the ups and downs of the K-9 Training Academy. K-9 warriors have long been heralded as the unsung heroes of the battle field and law enforcement operations. Called to do bit and hold, rescue operations, and other …

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The Thompson Machine Gun

THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN MODEL 1921, SUBMACHINEGUN CALIBER .45 MODEL 1928, 1928A1, M1 THOMPSON AND M1A1AKA THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN BY: NICK JACOBELLIS U.S. Marines were the first combat troops to carry Model 1921 Thompson Submachine Guns during “The Banana Wars.” These “police actions” and occupation force assignments took place in various countries/locations in Central …

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The CZ 527 Carbine-A hard look

The CA 527 Carbine – A modern bolt action rifle chambered in two modern military calibers Article By Nick Jacobellis Those of us who are military history enthusiasts know, that millions of bolt action rifles chambered in various calibers have been used by combatants in numerous wars and combat actions throughout the world. Even in the 21st …

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The Croatian Army pistol that became a commercial success in the US

The Springfield Armory XD and XDM Article and Research by Nick Jacobellis   In the 1990s the IM Metal Company of Croatia developed a striker fired 9mm pistol for the Croatian Army that was designated the HS2000. This polymer framed pistol was imported into the United States by Intrac and distributed by HS America. In 2001, Springfield Armory became …

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