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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...
Exploded View: The Luger Pistol

Exploded View: The Luger Pistol

The Luger is the direct descendent of Hugo Borchardt’s C-93 pistol, which was the first...
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 24

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 24

The large-framed revolver built to handle the then-new .44 S&W Spl. cartridge would be called...
Sorting Out The Littlest Brownings

Sorting Out The Littlest Brownings

Collectors and dealers frequently confuse the FN Browning Vest Pocket, Baby Browning, Model 1905, and...
I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S

I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S

Ironically, if it weren’t for the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 we would not...
I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

Massachusetts gunmaker Ethan Allen had a long and illustrious career, manufacturing many types of arms...
Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against...
A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

Whether a rusty relic or pristine safe queen the SAA carries with it an elegance...
Tested: IFG Howdah 45/410 Double-Barrel Pistol

Tested: IFG Howdah 45/410 Double-Barrel Pistol

Old World craftsmanship meets New World regulations in this unique interpretation of the Ithaca Auto...
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