WWII American PDWs

M1 and Thompson
M1 Carbine and Thompson submachine gun

Hello Liberty Carriers, Jeremy here talking to you about firearms history. I am a WWII reenactor, performing this past August at D-Day Conneaut, the largest annual D-Day reenactment in the U.S.

I hail from the great state of Michigan and we take pride in our contribution to the Arsenal of Democracy. Detroit was a manufacturing industrial center in the 1940’s and ’50s, sadly today manufacturing and good jobs are gone, people fled to the suburbs or went elsewhere.

Most troops had only their standard issue M1 Garand or M1903 Springfield rifle available to them due to the lack of readiness of the American military. These were good weapons, but they were large and heavy, making them cumbersome for some jobs in the military.

The war department recognized this, and they immediately sought more portable weapons, especially tank and vehicle crews and paratroopers.

Believe it or not, during the war General Motors had a division that was designated as Inland Manufacturing that produced firearms!

They produced the M1 carbine, which had been finalized in October of 1941, only two months before the American entry into the war. The carbine fires an intermediate .30 caliber cartridge and in many eyes was actually the first personal defense weapon (PDW) that our troops used due to the development of a select fire variant that could fire automatically when the trigger was held down!

Inland mass-produced millions of carbines, earning profits while supporting the war effort. Production costs fell from the start of mass production in 1942 and ending in 1945, a testament to capitalism.

In total, Inland contributed the following to the war effort: (1,984,189) M-1 Carbines, (140,000) M1A1 Carbines, (500,00) M2 Carbines, and (811) M3(T3) Carbines.

There were other weapons that played similar roles and were compact in size compared to full-sized rifles. There were several different versions of  submachine guns (SMG) that were issued during the war including the Thompson, M3 grease gun, and the M50/55 Reising. SMGs are weapons that use pistol caliber cartridges and can fire automatically.

The most used SMG during the war was the Thompson but due to the high cost of the weapon, the M3 “grease gun” was produced as a cheaper alternative that was easier to mass produce. The M50/55 Reising was another alternative to the Thompson that was heavily used by the marine raiders in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor raid. All three weapons were loved by the troops and were used throughout the war.

Soldiers also carried sidearms, the most compact weapon, operated by one hand, but only effective at close ranges. One of the most famous pistols of all-time was the American standard issue Colt M1911. Although contrary to popular belief, this was not the only pistol that was utilized by our troops. Many soldiers and Office of Strategic Services (OSS) agents preferred the M1917 revolver or the Colt Official Police to the 1911 because of their compact size and reliability. The most popular pistol cartridge of issue during the war was the .45 ACP although some soldiers did utilize .38 special.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this throwback to WWII weaponry. Stay safe out there everyone and remember to carry Liberty Carry style!

Hearing Protection Act – Liberty


Gunfire is loud! That is probably the most off-putting aspect to a newcomer to the world of shooting. The sound is so loud that it forces some people to become a spectator far away, fearful to step up to the firing line and give it a try. Despite hearing protection, gunshots are still loud!

If you have not heard gunfire, stand directly in front of an amplified speaker at the loudest rock concert you can imagine. Gunfire is a lot louder than that, as you can see from the examples below. These ear-piercing, high dB gunshots not attenuated are absolutely damaging to human hearing.

How loud is loud?
The decibel (dB) is a logarithmic unit of measurement for sound pressure.

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Protecting Trump At The Inauguration

USSS Badge

The United States Secret Service (USSS) is in charge of protecting the President Of The United States (POTUS). Today Donald Trump will become the 45th POTUS. How will the USSS keep him safe?

Much in the same way that the Liberty Carrier can protect their family, through preparedness and planning.

They control who is admitted to the area around the podium where President Trump will be standing. You should have a mental list of people allowed into your homestead or business and be cautious of others. A good practice in public is to change your walking path to avoid people you don’t want near.

They have thought of many attack scenarios and how to respond to each. You should think the same way about your daily activities; what if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation, how would you respond? When you are well prepared, you can see and avoid situations before they happen.

The USSS knows how they would respond. They have put the time into training, becoming proficient in weapons, and planning. If plan A fails, then plan B springs into action. If there is an attack at the Inauguration, the USSS would evacuate Trump.

Sometimes deadly force must be met with deadly force in defense of life.

The USSS officers carry Sig Sauer P229 handguns chambered in .357 Sig and the FN Five-Seven pistol chambered in 5.7X28mm to address threats at close range.

Sig 229
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FN Five Seven
By ROG5728 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

For medium range and high volume of firepower they are equipped with the FN P90 5.7X28mm and H&K MP5 9mm submachine guns.

By ROG5728Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
By Westdog (take by Westdog) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

These are high quality makes and models that are not likely to fail. They have trained on these weapons for many years and are proficient with them. Would these be ideal for the Liberty Carrrier?

It depends, don’t fall into the mindset some people have when buying a weapon because an agency uses it. Often times these are business decisions between the manufacturers and the agency for X number of units at a certain price etc.

Of course the submachine guns are not available to the public and would cost tens of thousands of dollars and not at all practical. The handguns are semi-autos that you can find in stores. The best handgun is the one that fits your particular hand, some useful info in a previous post can be found here top 3 handgun considerations.

CNN came out with a story about an Obama appointee becoming president if Donald Trump is assassinated at the Inauguration. Who do they think will attempt an assassination? Are they going to blame the Russians for this plot, the same Russia that supposedly hacked the election in order for Trump to win? They are trying hard to earn their title as fake news.

The Inauguration will be a peaceful transition of power from Barrack Obama to Donald Trump, the USSS will see to it.

Why Hillary Loses Election Today

Hillary Clinton wants to keep ‘assault weapons’ out of the hands of terrorists and off of our streets. She wants to sound reasonable for her low information supporters who do not listen to facts or reason. An ‘assault weapon’ is the most popular rifle in America by sales to law abiding citizens who have all passed background checks. These rifles are semi-automatic, meaning they fire one bullet when you press the trigger; that’s no different than any other hunting rifle.

She is so out of touch with reality I feel sorry for her. Criminals do not buy their guns legally with a background check; instead they buy them on the black market, or steal them out of peoples vehicles and homes. Drugs such as marijuana and heroin are banned and they can be found anywhere on the streets of America. If weapons are banned, criminals will still have them, and the law abiding citizen will be defenseless against armed attackers.

Americans have the right to protect themselves from criminals and terrorists. An effective means of defense is the gun; not limited to a certain type. Pistols, rifles, and shotguns are legitimate for home defense based on an individuals preference. The 2nd Amendment says that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

She hasn’t named the terrorists, she just wants to stop ‘them’. Perhaps Libertarians, Republicans, Conservatives, and the ‘alt-right’ are terrorists in HC’s mind; anyone who disagrees with her would face persecution.

HC is proposing doing “more” to identify and stop terrorists from carrying out attacks in the United States. She plans to increase resources to prevent attacks before they happen, launching an intelligence ‘surge’ on the American people and building relationships with Muslim communities.

She is endorsing is mass government surveillance of all citizen’s emails (except for hers), text messages, phone calls, web browsing, and social media. The 1st Amendment be damned in her eyes.

HC’s vision for keeping America safe is to bypass the Constitution, spy on us, expand government taxes and spending, and ban the most popular rifle in America. She is against what Americans stand for and she will be defeated at the polls today.

Yellow Journalism Against Liberty

The stories we see in the “mainstream media” remind me of yellow journalism when newspapers were popular and practiced attention grabbing headlines in order to increase newspaper sales, whether or not they were true. The USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor in 1889, was this an accident when the coal stores exploded, or was this the result of an attack by an explosive device?


Infamous examples of yellow journalism were two competing newspaper front page headlines between the New York World and the New York Journal, designed to sway public opinion in favor of war with Spain. One emphasized the explosion was the fault of an enemy, while the other emphasized this was caused by a bomb or torpedo with an illustration of the USS Maine exploding and sailors bodies flying through the air. Unfortunately, this type of journalism continues today, reporting what fits the “mainstream media” narrative instead of true facts.

Businesses are burned down, property stolen, people are assaulted, traffic is blocked, none of these are reasonable actions to take as a result of a person being shot by police, but the MSM reports them as “protests”. The news will report that the person was unarmed or had their hands up, to provoke public outrage against the police. Often times the reporting is inaccurate and does not reflect the truth.

The MSM are pushing for gun control, billionaires such as Michael Bloomberg want the populace disarmed. Those on the left won’t admit they have created a climate of violence in the major cities they control. Poverty, ignorance, hopelessness, corruption, and drugs abound in Democratically controlled areas, if you point out these reasons for the violence, you will falsely be called a racist. They blame guns for the violence in America, coining the term “gun violence”, which is nonsensical to say an inanimate object is violent. Progressives use the media to further their gun control agenda, they do not believe you have the right to defend yourself.

A Somali immigrant went on a stabbing spree in the St. Cloud Minnesota mall, asking people if they were Muslim before attacking them. You can see more details about this attack and Jason Falconer, the concealed carrier, the good guy with a gun that stopped the attack on the website Bearing Arms. Many news headlines said that he was an officer or retired or off-duty that stopped this attack, ignoring the fact that he was a concealed carrier. While he had police work in his background, they failed to mention that he is an instructor who teaches citizens concealed carry and self defense skills. A concealed carrier successfully stopping an attack does not fit the MSM narrative of gun control.

American liberty is about more than the second amendment, it’s about the right of the people to think and speak what they please without being condemned for it. I encourage everyone to seek out independent news sources so they can obtain truthful information. Next time you see a headline, take a second to analyze it and think about how they are manipulating events to fit their destructive progressive agenda.

You can see parallels between “news” today and the yellow journalism of old. Keep your mind focused on facts and scrutinize articles that you read to evaluate their truthfulness. The only way for freedom and liberty to flourish is for the truth to be known. Continue concealed carrying LC style and stay safe everyone!