Category Archives: weapons

Top 10 Army Pistols of All Time

As we see the United States Army has started the process of issuing a new service pistol, I have decided to take a look through history and measure various opinions to determine what would be the top 10 Army pistols of all time. I am leaving the new pistol out of this top 10 list, […]

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Goodbye To The M9, Hello To The ?

It has been the object of a firestorm of debate. The United States Army and Air Force are dropping the Beretta M9 sidearm they have used for many years. Under what is called the Modular Handgun System, gun manufacturers will be competing to have the next pistol that will be used by our troops. Along […]

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Top 10 Army Field Artillery Units of All Time

Simply put, field artillery is the use of artillery weapons to deliver surface to surface, long range indirect fire. What this means is that the projectile can not be aimed or followed with the human line of sight. While many claim they are, mortars do not fall into the category of field artillery. During the […]

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Army UAV Operation: 18 Cool Facts

The idea of UAV operation in the military has been around much longer than most people would imagine. UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The first know unmanned aerial vehicles were bomb laden balloons that Austria used to attack Venice in the 1800’s. In World War I, an unmanned aerial torpedo was developed. The Nazis […]

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The Different Types of Army Artillery

The definition of artillery is simply large, projectile firing armament. The United States Army uses many types of artillery as well as small arms. In today’s post, we are going to name and describe the different types of Army artillery. HIMARS HIMARS stands for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System. The M142 is a […]

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The Different Types of U.S. Army Mortars

Mortars have been a important part of the United States Army artillery for a long time. They are primarily used as support for infantry forces. Accuracy has always been a challenge for mortar units, but technology is making great strides in the development of more accurate mortar systems. In today’s post, we are going to […]

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Army 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer Duties, Responsibilities and Job Description

In today’s post, we are going to delve into a job that is of high importance in the United States Army. We will study the duties, responsibilities and job description of the Army 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer. The Army 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer is part of theĀ United States Army Ordnance Corps. The Ordnance Corps main […]

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The M249 Machine Gun: An Overview

In today’s post, we are going to take a look at a weapon that every infantry Soldier will be familiar with…the M249 machine gun. The goal is to educate any of you who are not familiar with this weapon that is used by a huge percentage of infantry units. We will look at the history, […]

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The M9 Beretta: An Overview

In today’s post, we are going to touch upon what may very well become a controversial subject. We are going to provide an overview of the M9 Beretta handgun. This is the standard issue handgun of Soldiers in the United States. If we were to take a poll right now, I believe it would be […]

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The M18A1 Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine: An Overview

In today’s post, we are going to take a close look at a weapon that is used by the United States Army. The M18A1 Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine has been used by the military since early in the Vietnam War. We will provide an overview of this weapon that has helped save many of the lives […]

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