1970 SEAL Sniper

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Very cool picture reportedly from 1970. The sniper is a SEAL and he is using the M40 USMC sniper rifle with Redfield 3x-9x optics....

Springfield Armory’s Forgotten AR-15: The XM15

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Despite what several gunwriters are claiming, the Springfield Armory Saint is not their first AR-15 rifle. Their first was the XM15, introduced circa 1982-83....

Boer Rifleman

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From 1870s on British interests in South Africa was being threatened by the expansion of Boer settlers, A small war had been fought between...

Unique Equipment of the 509th PIB

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By BAP45 Here’s some cool photos of unique equipment being used by paratroopers of the 509th PIR/PIB. In the first 2 photos it was actually...

Patrol By Cambodian Border, Ambush And A Loss

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By Richard H. Dick James 55 years ago, April 1966, is a day that will FOREVER remain etched in my mind. I was a Sergeant...

“Bare Foot ” Vietnam Jungle Boot

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This is a pretty neat little of history from the covert War in South East Asia. This was the bottom of the Vietnam era...

THE SPENCER CARBINE & THE BATTLE OF BEECHER’S ISLAND

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When the Civil war ended, the breech loading Spencer repeating carbine benefited from  a wave of popularity. Gen. James Harrison Wilson had high praise...

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

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By Richard H Dick James 54 years ago, April 1967, I was the Staff Sergeant E-6 Demolition Sergeant on Detachment A-422 (Vinh Gia), Company...

Billy Dixon & Adobe Walls

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About 200AM on June 27, 1874, a thundering noise woke the resident sleeping in Hanrahan’s Saloon/house. The people who rose in response to the...

Vietnam Post War Use of US Equipment

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This video was shared over at Barfcom. It's pretty interesting/ It talks about the leftover stuff after the fall of Saigon, a subject...