Single-Shot .22 Handguns

April 16, 2014

Marksmanship competition once spurred the development of handguns with some unusual characteristics.

9 mm Revolvers

April 08, 2014

Even though it is one of the most popular cartridges in the world, there are very few revolvers chambered for the 9 mm.

Reversed Rails

March 26, 2014

The rails on a semi-auto pistol are often taken for granted, but they serve a crucial function and must be precise to properly work.

The "Feel" of a Handgun

March 18, 2014

Many people choose a handgun by the way it feels in their hands. However, it’s a gun’s shooting ability that should be considered most crucial.

Mark, Fore & Strike

March 06, 2014

The main benefit to shopping in smaller gun stores is the personalized service that they provide.

Dan Wesson’s System

February 25, 2014

The great grandson of one of Smith & Wesson’s founders, Dan Wesson created his own gun company and developed revolvers with an interchangeable barrel system.

Always Loaded

February 18, 2014

Gun safety rules should be simple and straightforward because those types of rules are more likely to be obeyed.

Mea Culpa

February 10, 2014

With decades of firearms and range experience, Wiley recently made a grievous error in judgment, which he is sharing to help others learn from his mistakes.

1911 Handling

January 29, 2014

While in the Marine Corps, Wiley competed in NRA Outdoor Pistol, and was taught a peculiar way of handling a 1911.

9.8 mm or 9.65 mm?

January 22, 2014

Both Colt and FN developed 1911 handguns in unique calibers for the Romanian army, but neither made it past the prototype stage. The ammunition for these guns was so similar that Wiley believes that they were basically the same.