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Why You Should Shoot Your Collectable Firearms

There are many old and limited run firearms that have become collectables, but why should these firearms not be enjoyed or used for their intended purposes despite that? Rick Hacker explains here why you should shoot your collectible firearms. 

This Old Gun: J.P. Sauer & Sohn Model 1913

J.P. Sauer & Sohn of Suhl is the oldest firearm manufacturer in Germany, having been founded in 1751, has produced all manner of firearms, including self-loading pistols such as the Selbstlade-Pistole Modell 1913.

Smith & Wesson's Triple Lock: A Look Back

The Triple Lock was the first Smith & Wesson revolver built on what is now called the N-frame—S&W’s N-frames have defined the modern wheelgun.

Review: Norinco Type 54 From AIM Surplus

The Type 54 is a 1950's era North China Industries (Norinco) clone of the Russian TT pistol, and large quantities have recently become available through AIM Surplus.

Bergmann’s Extraordinary Pistols

Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?

Heckler & Koch P7: H&K's 'Squeeze-Cocking' Pistol

First designed in 1976, Heckler & Koch's P7 gas-delayed blowback pistol stand out from most all other handguns with its unique squeeze-cocking mechanism.

The Men And Guns Of D-Day: 82nd Airborne Division

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the men of the 82nd Airborne Division, their stories and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

SIG Sauer P210: The Long-Lived Swiss Service Pistol

First designed in 1947, and formerly the official sidearm of the Swiss Army, the SIG Sauer P210 is still in production today, with a few modern upgrades.

Pat Garrett's Pistol Sells for Highest Price in History

The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.

I Have This Old Gun: Original Deringer

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history and development of the original Deringer pocket pistols, and the latter Derringer copies that carried on the mis-spelled name.

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