High Caliber History

Gaston Glock circa 1988 demonstrating the operation of a Model 17 to Pete Dickey of American Rifleman Magazine. From Peter Alan Kasler’s GLOCK: The New Wave in Combat Handguns. Vienna, Austria – -(AmmoLand.com)- Ninety years ago today, on July 19, 1929, Gaston Glock was born in Vienna, Austria. Gaston grew to become a successful businessman and had
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Colt Armalite AR15 Model 01 serial number 000106. (Courtesy James D. Julia Auctions) Maryland – -(AmmoLand.com)- Were it not for the military’s adoption of the AR15 as the M16, the gun designed by Eugene Stone may have just been a footnote in American arms development. As is often the case, civilian interest in arms is driven
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(Courtesy of Rock Island Auction Company) Quebec, Canada -(AmmoLand.com)– On July 1, 1918, the North American Arms Company Limited in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, secured a contract with the US Army for 500,000 M1911 pistols. The United States was in the throes of World War I and needed all of the guns it could get, so
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