Colt Woodsman Target Model
This classic semi-auto .22 LR handgun from John Browning was introduced as the “Colt Automatic Pistol, .22 Target Model and had a 62-year reign.
The Glock 17 Pistol
“In 1980, I didn’t know the difference between a pistol and a revolver” Glock told us. Things progressed from there.
MC-3: The First Upside Down Gun
Even after being banned from international competition in 1956, production of the revolutionary MC-3 continued in Russia.
The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World
When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor to American Rifleman dubbed it The Greatest Pistol in the World.
It is sometimes overlooked that there were also a relatively limited number of M1911 .45 pistols produced by entities other than Colt.
P. Webley & Son British Bull Dog
The British Bull Dog was manufactured by P. Webley & Son of London, and was a scaled-down version of Webley’s Royal Irish Constabulary Model.
The History of the .357 Magnum
Now commonly regarded as no big deal, in 1935 this revolver created quite a stir.
The Amazing Life of Walter R. Walsh
As a record-setting shooter, Marine officer, FBI agent and Olympic competitor, Walter R. Walsh has led an interesting and amazing life.
Quick to recognize turmoil in China, Beístegui Hermanos and Astra-Unceta y Cía developed C96-type “broomhandle” pistols to compete against Mauser.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 (Chief's Special)
Even with the recent advent of ultra-compact handguns, the Smith & Wesson Model 36 (Chief’s Special) remains an extremely popular pocket revolver.
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