Hello Everyone, I felt the urge to make a post about American small arms in WW2.....well, because I wanted to. I know quite a bit about small arms used in the second World War, particularly those used by the U.S. I've had the unique privilege and opportunity to shoot a few of the weapons listed below, so for those I know first hand how they perform and handle. I am not going to list every gun used by the U.S on here, but I will list most. Pistols Colt Model 1903- Used in small numbers, yet effective weapon Colt M1911A- One of the greatest pistols made in my opinion, Used in very large numbers M1917 revolver- A great and reliable double-action platform using the great 45 acp rounds Smith & Wesson Mp- used in smaller numbers, mostly by MP, and others behind frontlines Rifles M1903 Springfield- The main battle rifle of U.S forces in the beginning of the war, Used as a sniper in all theaters M1917 Enfield rifle- Used sparingly mostly in the Pacific, replaced rather quickly by the M1 Garand M1 Garand- One of the Greatest rifles of all time, 8 round stripper clip made it a magnificent weapon M1 Carbine- A rifle my family owns, smaller caliber, light weight, easy to maintain, and little recoil. M1941 Johnson Rifle- Largely overshadowed by the M1, used solely in the Pacific by USMC Winchester Model 70- Used as a sniper in small amounts throughout the war Shotguns Winchester Model 1897- Used in small numbers mostly by MP Winchester M1912- Most extensively used shotgun in U.S forces Browning Auto-5- Few numbers of these shotguns used Remington 31- This is the only conflict the weapon participated in Ithaca 37- Probably the most successful shotgun in the war, used through Korea and Vietnam Sub-Machine guns Thompson- One of the most successful Sub-Machine guns of the war, light and reliable M3 "Grease Gun"- Cheaper make than the Thompson used in all theaters by mostly Armor and artillery crews Machine Guns M1917 Browning- Despite being an outdated design, used extensively in the war B.A.R- A great close support weapon for infantry, but also very heavy and barrel had a tendency to overheat M1919 30.cal Browning- Very reliable and simple design, also had overheating issues Johnson M1941 LMG- Used sparingly in the war, unique but effective design.