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I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1801 Sea Service Pistol

I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1801 Sea Service Pistol

Being an island nation, Great Britain has relied heavily on her naval prowess for protection...
Book Excerpt: Gun Control in The Third Reich

Book Excerpt: Gun Control in The Third Reich

The seemingly benign gun-registration laws of the Weimar Republic were used by the Nazis to...
5 Little-Known Facts About the FN Browning High Power

5 Little-Known Facts About the FN Browning High Power

Is it High-Power or Hi-Power? Learn the answer once and for all from one of...
Pondering The Pistolero: Donald Bateman Hope Coates

Pondering The Pistolero: Donald Bateman Hope Coates

Cross Indiana Jones, Harry Flashman and a Colt M911 .45 pistol and you have the...
A Look Back at the Japanese Nambu Pistol

A Look Back at the Japanese Nambu Pistol

A wartime relic lives on as a popular rimfire semi-auto.
I Have This Old Gun: Elmer Keith’s Single Action Army

I Have This Old Gun: Elmer Keith’s Single Action Army

At first glance, it would be easy to misconstrue this well-used first-generation Colt Single Action...

Video: Walther PPK/S Pistol

Watch the above “I Have This Old Gun” segment from a recent episode of American...
A Look Back: Smith & Wesson "Hush Puppy"

A Look Back: Smith & Wesson "Hush Puppy"

Early SEAL teams utilized this not-so-well-known Smith & Wesson variant when stealth was a top...
A Look Back: The Colt New Service Revolver

A Look Back: The Colt New Service Revolver

More than a century after its debut, Colt’s big, bold and beautiful double-action revolver is...
Rifleman Q&A: An Unusual Colt Woodsman

Rifleman Q&A: An Unusual Colt Woodsman

I recently purchased a Colt Woodsman Match Target, first series, the likes of which I...
80 Years of the Belgian High Power

80 Years of the Belgian High Power

With design input from John Moses Browning and most of the work done by FN’s...
In Country – Small Arms of the Vietnam War

In Country – Small Arms of the Vietnam War

It was a half-century ago that American troops stepped up ground operations in the Republic...
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson J-Frames

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson J-Frames

Big staying power comes in a small package.
Colt First?

Colt First?

For years of writing about firearms, I have been working under an erroneous impression about...
I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Triple Lock

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Triple Lock

For many, this gracefully configured hunk of steel represents the epitome of the modern double-action,...
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