Behind the Blue Line Documentary Presented by 5.11 & SIG Sauer

SIG Sauer and 5.11 have teamed up to produce an original documentary series that aims to present the reality and demands placed on our modern law enforcement individuals. The Behind the Blue Line Documentary series will focus on the Manchester, New Hampshire Police department, and their daily duties.

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WW2 Union Switch & Signal 1911 Manufacturing Documentary

Union Switch and Signal are some of the most valuable 1911’s from the Second World War due to their rarity. Originally contracted for 200,000 units, the company was only able to delivery about 55,000 handguns to the government. They are the second rarest of the pistols from the period with only the sewing company Singer’s being harder to find with only about 500 units manufactured.

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How It Works, "The Pig" Edition – M60 Machine Gun

Still in use today with the US military, albeit at a reduced capacity, the M60 machine gun is a well-known force to be reckoned with. With its ability to controllably lay down suppressive fire, “The Pig” (as it was affectionately known), was the back-bone of the infantry squad through the Vietnam War. The weapon was often cited as the single reason a wave attack was repulsed.

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Another Historical Documentation – This Time Springfield Armory

LIke the previously published Remington video, I am always amazed at the industry behind manufacturing firearms, especially pre-CNC. In this installment, Springfield Armory is showcased in true 1950’s video style with all pre-CNC machines.

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Hawg – A Short Documentary on the Baddest-Ass Flying Gatling Gun

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is now constantly under daily attack by its own Air Force trying to cut its budget and buy a few more Joint Strike Fighters. But, to those on the ground, the Warthog is an indispensable piece of flying artillery.

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West Point firearms documentaries

A TFB reader sent these into us about West Point professor Arthur Alphin making firearms development and history videos for his classes, using his own firearms, and those from the West Point Museum. We’re so used to seeing videos explaining cycles of operation using graphics and various 3D techniques today, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when all people had were a low quality video camera and their own imagination about how to demonstrate various principles. They are available over at Documentary Tube and the West Point Department of History Youtube channels.

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Surviving D-Day – From MG-42s to Chow

I was blessed to have never been in a firefight while in the Corps (although I did have the oxymoronic itch to be in one), and now having seen this documentary, happy to have not been in one (and simultaneously disappointed). History Channel put together a fantastic documentary looking at the little things that would have affected one’s chance of survival on D-Day.

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