Seeing the Sights

July 23, 2014

Finding the best sights is still up to the shooter, but Wiley Clapp encourages folks to try anything that seems to give them an edge.

Understanding the Wheel

July 17, 2014

Wiley Clapp examines what today’s automatic-oriented shooters know about understanding the wheel (gun).

Where Have All the Mausers Gone?

July 15, 2014

Wiley Clapp says he hasn't seen a Chinese Mausers for many years. Was the market for them so big that they have all disappeared into safes?

9 mm Crow

July 02, 2014

Wiley Clapp adds to his recent blog about a light Centennial-style revolver in 9 mm.

Super Vel Ammo

June 18, 2014

Evere heard of Super Vel ammo? It was huge phenomenon in the 1960s and 1970s. Lee Jurris' high-performance ammo took the handguns world by storm. So what happened to it?

The French 1935A: Forgotten Wonder

June 16, 2014

If a new automatic pistol designer sat down with the proverbial blank sheet of paper, he would be well advised to look at the French Model 35A pistol, an almost forgotten little gun.

9 mm Revolver Bores

June 11, 2014

A big fan of the Smith & Wesson Centennial revolvers—he carries one every day—Wiley Clapp thinks there needs to be a J-frame chambered in 9 mm Luger.

Ladies Choice

June 09, 2014

These days it seems everyone has an opinion about what exactly is the right gun for the beginner female handgunner. Wiley Clapp offers the most common-sense of answers.

Coke Bottle Grips

May 07, 2014

Many Smith & Wesson fans were saddened when the company quit producing the target grips that were so well known as Coke Bottle Grips. They are, however, still available.

.356 TSW

April 29, 2014

There have been many cartridges that flourished for a short time before fading into obscurity.