WEAPONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD DVD: Colt 45 - Created by legendary gun designer, John Moses Browning, the stopping power of its .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) cartridge led the M1911 to be the standard-issue service pistol of the U.S. military for 75 years. 100 years after its introduction, the M1911 is still carried by servicemen today. We also compare the M1911 to one of its early rivals, the German Luger P08, as well as the pistol that replaced it as the official sidearm for U.S. military forces, the 9mm Beretta, to see how the .45 round gained its worldwide reputation as the ultimate man stopper. Battle Rifles - In combat, your rifle is your closest companion. Your life depends on its accuracy, ease of use, and ability to take a beating. Over the past 300 years, the battlefield has seen many great rifles from the black powder musket, to Bolt Action breech-loaders, to semi-auto wonders like the M1 Garand the rifle that won World War II. Get into the trenches with an arsenal of historic battle rifles, to find out how the lowly musket evolved into a Weapon That Changed The World! LITTLE BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF GUNS: Weapons have been used since the beginning of civilisation. Primitive designs used for hunting animals led to weapons that were used for defence and warfare. Before guns came bows, spears, crossbows, hand axes, clubs, swords, daggers and many other implements, designed with the sole purpose of inflicting terminal injury on the unfortunate recipient. The history of the development of guns throughout the centuries is intrinsically linked to historical military events from the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Battle of Pavia in 1525, the French Revolution in 1789, the American Civil War in 1861 to World War I and World War II in the 20th century, taking us to the requirements and developments that warfare in the modern world dictates today. The impact that guns have had on world history is most certainly profound. The History of Guns is a fascinating and of course vast subject. This is not a catalogue of every model of every gun through history to date, but instead looks at the historical evolution of generic categories of guns together with who, how and why key gun design changes were developed and implemented over the centuries.