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A surplus submachine Grease Gun

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Throwback Thursday: The M3A1 Grease Gun — A Desperate Gun for Desperate Times

At a time when Total War demanded every measure of effort industrial, economic, and spiritual that a nation might muster, the United States attempted to produce a quality submachine gun that was both effective and inexpensive while remaining amenable to mass production. That gun served tank crews well into the 1990s. Guest blogger, Will Dabbs, MD writes about the Grease Gun.

The Springfield Armory TRP

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Art of the Gun: The Springfield Armory Tactical Response Pistol .45 ACP

The Tactical Response Pistol is built to the same specs as Springfield’s FBI contract Professional Model, but at about half the cost and no waiting list while they hand tool and fit each part. Amazingly, you aren’t going to sacrifice much in the way of performance and durability. The TRP is a tactical 1911 that stands out from the crowd.

Classic, black metal-framed Beretta M9 9mm handgun

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Art of the Gun: Beretta 92 Series M9

Often imitated, but never duplicated, this “Wonder 9” has been in production for nearly 40 years, and it doesn’t seem like the world is ready to give up the Beretta 92 any time soon.

The epitome of cool

Firearms

Art of the Gun: The H&K USP

After watching the return of the TV show 24, I was reminded of how cool the H&K USP (and its compact version) is. Developed to be the paragon of a duty weapon, the USP features the best parts of many previous handguns and optimized for safety and accuracy. This ‘Art of the Gun’ reveals many of the features built into this business-ready handgun.

German MG-42 Machine Gun

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Art of the Gun: German MG-42 Machine Gun

May 2, 2014 is the first day of the spring auction at the Rock Island Auction Company. There are lots of historical, collectible, and beautiful firearms up for grabs this year, but this one caught my eye. Dubbed “Hitler’s Buzz Saw” by WWII soldiers, this German MG-42 medium machine gun was used by the Nazi forces throughout the second World War. The design was easily produced, innovative, and effective, the Allies copied much the weapon to create the M60 machine gun. The specimen on sale is outfitted to be used as an anti-aircraft weapon with a mount, anti-air sights, and optical sight.