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Drilling Down Into Ruger’s Past

Drilling Down Into Ruger’s Past

Ruger produced and marketed a line of precision hand drills, spiral screwdrivers and bit braces,...
America Remembers Land of Liberty Tribute Revolver

America Remembers Land of Liberty Tribute Revolver

America Remembers has announced "The Land of Liberty Tribute Revolver," an elegant hand-engraved Smith &...
The First Ruger

The First Ruger

Its firearm production is now measured in the millions each year, but Ruger sold its...
A Look Back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver

A Look Back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver

Take a look back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver, which was patterned after the...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Ruger Speed-Six Revolver

From a recent episode of American Rifleman TV, watch an "I Have This Old Gun"...
To Slap or Not to Slap—Heckler & Koch's MP5

To Slap or Not to Slap—Heckler & Koch's MP5

It’s a little disconcerting the first time you see it. Someone jams a loaded magazine...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Iraqi Tariq Pistol

From a recent episode of American Rifleman TV, watch another "I Have This Old Gun...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Colt Camp Perry Pistol

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment on the Colt Camp Perry pistol from...
The Keefe Report—Plan B: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

The Keefe Report—Plan B: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

A century ago, the U.S. Army desperately needed handguns for the Doughboys headed for the...
The Keefe Report: CMP M1911s—One Step Closer

The Keefe Report: CMP M1911s—One Step Closer

The 2018 NDAA contains language that will allow the sale of M1911 pistols through the...
A Look Back at the Walther P38

A Look Back at the Walther P38

While Walther’s P38 may have lacked the “fineness” and graceful lines of its predecessor the...
Affordable Concealed Carry: The Hungarian FEG PA-63 Pistol

Affordable Concealed Carry: The Hungarian FEG PA-63 Pistol

This compact handgun is immediately recognizable to most gun enthusiasts, even though often mistaken for...
Wiley Clapp: What Killed the Kimball .30 Carbine?

Wiley Clapp: What Killed the Kimball .30 Carbine?

Misinterpreted history may have killed off a promising design.
A Look Back at the Colt 1908 Vest Pocket (Model N) Pistol

A Look Back at the Colt 1908 Vest Pocket (Model N) Pistol

Take a look back at the Colt 1908 Vest Pocket Pistol—a pea shooter intended to...
I Have This Old Gun ... Mauser HSc Pistol

I Have This Old Gun ... Mauser HSc Pistol

When Walther introduced its svelte Polizeipistole (PP) and Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell (PPK) double-action pocket pistols in...
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