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.

Automatic Pistol, Caliber .30, Model of 1918

August 08, 2014

Officially adopted in the midst of our involvement in WWI, the Pedersen device was kept secret.

It Could be a Contender

August 05, 2014

For those who simply want something simple and easy for teaching beginners and shooting informal matches, Wiley Clapp says there's nothing quite like Thompson/Center Contender.

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.