A pilot who finds himself downed behind enemy lines needs a survival gun. Beginning with the Cold War, survival rifle development has led to the most recent GAU-5A, chambered for 5.56 mm so it can take down game, and more importantly, enemy soldiers.
During the cold war Egypt was able to produce some well-made small arms. However, the Egyptian homegrown versions required foreign influence.
Guns of Star Wars: Here’s a look at how modern – and not so modern – firearms were dressed up to make Star Wars weapons like Han Solo’s (in)famous blaster.
The most widely manufactured automatic weapon during WWI, the Chauchat has a reputation as one of the worst machine guns ever made due to magazine design.
Want to freshen up on M1 Carbine history? Read the colorul life of its designer, “Carbine” Williams, M1 war service, and its influences in popular culture.
Spy Guns are a favorite Hollywood prop, but they’ve made appearances in real-world ops too. Peter Suciu details some Spy Guns employed by various agencies.
Stoner and Kalashnikov each designed iconic and prolific modern firearms: the AR15 and the AK47. Read about their stories, how they met, and their legacies.