More on the Forty

November 17, 2014

After a storm of controversy erupted over Wiley Clapp's blog comments on the .40 S&W, the veteran handgunner looks at the situation a little more in-depth.

7 mm Merrill

November 10, 2014

In the heyday of handgun metallic silhouette matches, Wiley Clapp was determined to create an accurate long-range cartridge with a flat trajectory. Thus he invented this 7 mm wildcat.

The Forty Comes of Age

November 04, 2014

Wiley Clapp says the .40 S&W is a pivotal cartridge and continues to be the most effective pistol cartridge in wide use.

Ambidexterity in Handguns

October 28, 2014

There may be upward of 41 million left-handed Americans, and a significant number of these people are shooters who must deal with firearms designed for right-handed use.

The Enduring Hand Ejector

October 15, 2014

Long-time gun owners take their ability to identify various makes and models for granted. But what about newer shooters just embarking on a new hobby? For them, the nomenclature created over many decades is a whole new language, as Wiley Clapp recently learned.

The Ruger Redhawk .357

October 13, 2014

Wiley Clapp's patrolman friend once asked him for advice on which gun to purchase. His answer was, "as much as you can comfortably carry."

The Lahti

September 24, 2014

The Finnish Lahti was once rated as a strong competitor with the Sig P210 as the best service pistol in the world.

Shooting the Kimball

September 19, 2014

If ever there was a gun idea that had every chance in the world of going wild, the Kimball pistol was it

Touring Astra

September 05, 2014

During a visit to the historic Astra plant in northern Spain, Wiley Clapp came across unexpected finds in the armory.

Moon Clips for Revolver Rounds

August 19, 2014

Thanks to an unknown handgunner, there's a newer way to get an edge in loading and unloading.