American Guns: A History of US Firearms

American Guns: A History of US Firearms

  • 2015
  • 1 Season

It is not known when the first gunpowder charge exploded. But since that moment, firearm designers and manufacturers have been driven to make guns more accurate, improve reliability, ease of operation, portability, and finally, make guns more beautiful. No country has contributed more to the advancement of firearms than the United States.

American Guns: A History of US Firearms
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Guns for Hunters, Sport and Protection
13. Guns for Hunters, Sport and Protection
January 1, 2016
The ownership of guns in America for hunters and enthusiasts has been a long standing tradition, and gun culture continues to be part of the fabric of American life.
Guns of Korea, Vietnam and 21st Century Warfare
12. Guns of Korea, Vietnam and 21st Century Warfare
January 1, 2016
As war evolved, the weapons did as well - with the M1 Garand, the Browning Automatic Rifle, fully automatics, and advanced sniper rifles.
Guns of World War II
11. Guns of World War II
January 1, 2016
The M1 rifle and M1 Carbine were the American guns that did most of the heavy lifting during WWII.
Guns of World War I and Gangsters
10. Guns of World War I and Gangsters
January 1, 2016
Bolt actions, repeaters and machine guns take center stage during the War to End All Wars. But once the war is over, the guns land in the hands of the criminal underworld as tools to carry out their bidding.
Dawn of Modern Firearms: Browning and the Spanish-American War
9. Dawn of Modern Firearms: Browning and the Spanish-American War
January 1, 2016
Modern style hand guns and semi automatic rifles begin to enter production around the time of the Spanish-American War
The Long Gun
8. The Long Gun
January 1, 2016
The spirit of innovation kept the major gun manufacturers trying to outgun one another, and even some non-competition agreements. But one such agreement between Colt and Winchester would not last, as the rifle became too big of a market for Colt to ignore.
The Six Shooter and America's New Industrial Age
7. The Six Shooter and America's New Industrial Age
January 1, 2016
Smith and Wesson, Remington, Colt, Winchester, and Parker Bros all experience a gun manufacturing golden age during America's Guilded Age
Guns of the American Civil War
6. Guns of the American Civil War
January 1, 2016
The Civil War brought with it the Gatling Gun and the Sharps Rifle, while after the war, Smith and Wesson introduce the revolver
Prelude to War and Increased Fire Power
5. Prelude to War and Increased Fire Power
January 1, 2016
As the Civil War loomed, American Guns were only becoming more powerful, more accurate, and easier to reload.
Trouble in Texas and Samuel Colt
4. Trouble in Texas and Samuel Colt
January 1, 2016
The Battle of the Alamo, the weapons used, and American innovator Samuel Colt's rise as a titan in the gun industry
Breechloaders and Jacksonian Democracy
3. Breechloaders and Jacksonian Democracy
January 1, 2016
As manufacturing in the US grew under Andrew Jackson, the gun became an essential tool for settlers in the western territories
U.S. Armories and the War of 1812
2. U.S. Armories and the War of 1812
January 1, 2016
Early US arms manufacturing relied heavily on federal funding and armories as customers
The Kentucky Long Rifle and the Revolutionary War
1. The Kentucky Long Rifle and the Revolutionary War
December 31, 2015
The early history of the United States, and a look at the Kentucky Long Rifle and it's use during the Revolutionary War.
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It is not known when the first gunpowder charge exploded. But since that moment, firearm designers and manufacturers have been driven to make guns more accurate, improve reliability, ease of operation, portability, and finally, make guns more beautiful. No country has contributed more to the advancement of firearms than the United States.American Guns: A History of US Firearms is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on December 31, 2015.

American Guns: A History of US Firearms is available for streaming on the Mill Creek Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Guns: A History of US Firearms on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    December 31, 2015