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NRA Gun of the Week: Browning High-Power Mark III Pistol

When a gun has not changed much over the course of 80 years, it's proof...
Pistol History: The Beretta Model 92S 9 mm

Pistol History: The Beretta Model 92S 9 mm

The history of the Beretta Model 92 goes back further than its beginnings with the...
Polish P-83 Wanad Pistol

Polish P-83 Wanad Pistol

This Polish 9x18 mm gives gun collectors a chance to own a piece of rare...
The Guns of the Boer Commandos

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the...
The U.S. “.45 Automatics”

The U.S. “.45 Automatics”

The .45 ACP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols issued to American troops demonstrated their formidable stopping...
I Have This Old Gun: Japanese Type 26 Revolver

I Have This Old Gun: Japanese Type 26 Revolver

There are few more remarkable national stories than that of Japan during the latter part...
G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten...
Arms of American Airborne

Arms of American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during...
General Motors Went To War

General Motors Went To War

Most are not surprised that General Motors Corp. turned out trucks and other types of...
Giving Ugly Guns a Second Chance

Giving Ugly Guns a Second Chance

One way or another, those of us who are devoted to shooting will eventually end...
The Other Great Guns of John Browning

The Other Great Guns of John Browning

Dozens of other famous firearms would never have existed were it not for Browning. He...

Video: Beretta Model 948 Pistol

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman...

Video: FN Model 1910 Pistol

Learn about the gun that started World War I—the FN Model 1910 pistol—in this "I...
A Look Back at the Pistole Parabellum 1908 (P08 Luger)

A Look Back at the Pistole Parabellum 1908 (P08 Luger)

The first successful semi-automatic pistol laid the groundwork for today’s modern EDC guns
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