Joe Mantegna visits the vault, where the FBI stores its most famous confiscated weapons.
Joe Mantegna visits Quantico and examines the ballistics lab, responsible for testing firearms and armor for all FBI agents.
Joe Mantegna discusses the various battle rifles, that were created in the aftermath of WWII.
Joe Mantegna explores the surge of pistols based on the AR and AK platforms.
Joe Mantegna examines the classic American long rifle.
Joe Mantegna explores the rag-tag cavalry that stormed San Juan Hill.
Joe Mantegna discusses one of the most famous 9mm handguns ever produced.
Joe Mantegna explores the various weapons issued to G-men through the years.
Joe Mantegna explores Nazi Germany's historic assault rifle.
Joe Mantegna travels to Krebs, Okla. to visit the land his grandfather purchased in 1905 and fire the 1897 Winchester that belonged to his grandfather.
Joe Mantegna explores the origins of the pistol's famous design.
Joe Mantegna takes an in-depth look at the famous U.S. military battle rifle.
Joe Mantegna discusses various ignition systems dating back to the 17th century.
Joe Mantegna takes an in-depth look at the President's famed trip to Africa.
Hosted by actor and gun enthusiast Joe Mantegna; taking viewers through a firearm's history, from the heart of the design through its use on the range.
Joe Mantegna and numerous experts explore the history of guns used by Gen. Custer at Little Big Horn.
Joe Mantegna and numerous experts explore the history of the Lee Enfield bolt-action rifle.
The Swiss have always led the way with precision rifles, owing to their citizen army.
Artists work in a variety of mediums; canvas, stone, clay and yes, even firearms.
Mikhail Kalashnikov's design of the PKM has been in use since 1969 and sets the standard.
The Desert Eagle -- a handgun that can legitimately lay claim to being a movie star all by itself.
Considered by some to be the greatest submachine gun ever manufactured, the MP5 has become essential to military and law enforcement personnel.
Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars shows us some of his most unique acquisitions.
The popularity and fame of the Winchester 73 is pretty self evident. A movie is named after it.
The AK47 has become one of the most iconic firearms in history.
Yet again, John Moses Browning created a main line weapon for the US military; the 1919 Browning machine gun.
The British Webley revolver occupies its own place in the world of guns.
The lever action Savage Model 99 is unequivocally one of the most successful rifles in the world.
The iconic Galil assault rifle is a classic example of a superior battlefield weapon.
The German World War II MG-42 stands as one of the greatest machine guns in history; the story of the American M-60, affectionately or not, known as the Pig.
ARMSCOR/ROCK ISLAND can trace its roots back to the early 1900s, beginning as Squires Bingham and Company, a clothing and sporting goods store in the Philippines.
While the bloody arc of John Dillinger's life is well known, less time has been spent on the convergence of 2 technologies that made Dillinger possible, cars and guns.
While the bloody arc of John Dillinger's life is well known, less time has been spent on the convergence of two technologies that made Dillinger possible: cars and guns.
With the adoption of the model 1911 pistol by the US military, John Browning established the benchmark that all other handguns would be measured against.
Air guns have always been tools more than toys. Tools for hunting, target shooting and war. In fact, air guns may be the most unique gun story of all.
After the matchlock and wheel lock, the flintlock and percussion cap were on the horizon, ending with what would become the modern cartridge.
As shooters and hunters, the cartridge seems to be a study in simplicity. But getting to that simplicity is nothing short of one of the most fascinating stories in history.
There is something quintessentially American about the Sharps rifle, with a direct line back to the Civil War and the opening of the West.
Big bore handguns, the greatest challenge in all shooting sports.
Imagine an inexpensive and well tested device than can make shooting any gun safer, reduce recoil by as much as a third and eliminate the single biggest problem in all of shooting - the flinch.
When Confederate canons opened fire on Fort Sumter, neither the North nor the South was prepared for war; for the largely agricultural South, it started from behind when it came to firearms.
The Civil War fundamentally changed America, and the arms of the Civil War fundamentally changed warfare.
The history of warfare is full of weapons that were created by men who felt their invention would end war; case in point, Richard Jordan Gatling and the terrible marvel that bore his name.
The Remington Model 8 ushered in a new era of hunting rifle technology.
The famous British Bren Gun is considered the best light machine gun of World War Two.
Sam Colt's pioneering line of cap and ball revolvers changed the way firearms were used forever.
Joe Mantegna and numerous experts explore the history of sniper rifles.
Joe Mantegna explores the origins of the famous Browning shotgun.
The history of the AR-10 rifle and how it changed military rifles.
The Sig P226 and its role in law enforcement.
A look at pocket pistols and the impact they had, especially the Colt 1903 and 1908.
Examining the Benelli M4.
The MP 38 and MP 40 submachine guns.
The history of the Mosin-Nagant, a military rifle that started in Imperial Russia.
Examining the Deringer pistol and the small gun's impact on history.
The very useful and very controversial military rifle: the M1 Carbine.
The history of Maxim and Vickers machine guns and how they changed warfare forever.
The storied history behind the classic Winchester 73 lever action rifle.
The history of the Ruger Redhawk revolver.
The history of the uzi.
The Rolling Block and The Model 29.
Season highlights: the Thompson submachine gun and the Luger.
The 1911 pistol and its post-WWII revival.
Examining the Remington Rolling Block rifle.
The Automat Kalashnikova -- the AK-47.
Examining the quintessentially American Ruger 10.22.
The reliable and robust Browning 1919 machine gun.
The gun that became the symbol of the German army.
The history behind the gun that made the 20s roar -- the Thompson submachine gun.
The double-barreled shotgun and the role it played in the early days of American history.
General George S. Patton called it the greatest battle implement ever devised -- the M1 Garand.
From the heart of the design through its use on the range, all while using state-of-the-art, high-speed photography. This week, the Model 29.
History of the Model 870.
A look at the history of the Barrett M82A1.
A look at the history of the Beretta 92.
An in-depth look at the FN Fal.
A look at the history of the Glock.
A look at the history of the M16 rifle.
A look back at the history of the top break revolver.
The history of the Browning Automatic Rifle, also known as the BAR.
The rich history behind the 1894 Winchester Lever Action.
A look at the history behind the Colt 1873 single action revolver.
An inside look at the history of the Mauser bolt action rifle.
A look back at the history of the model 1911.