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The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Colt's Anaconda

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff test out Colt’s large-frame Anaconda revolver in .44 Mag. Check it out.

Preview: 1791 Gunleather RVHX Thumb Break Revolver Holster

The latest revolver holster from 1791 Gunleather is designed to give you a comfortable, secure platform for everyday carry.

One Rifle, One Handgun, One Cartridge: The Modern PCC

Having a long gun that accepts the same cartridge as your handgun has made good sense for 150 years, but some of today’s modern pistol-caliber carbines take the idea a step further by sharing the same magazine.

Book Review: The Colt Walker Army Revolver

NRA National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier reviews "The Colt Walker Army Revolver" by Charles W. Pate.

Colt M45A1: A Modernized M1911 For The Marines

In 2012, the Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable teams were issued Colts' modernized take on the M1911 design, the M45A1.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Commercial Model 1911

Through the years, countless articles have been written heralding the many attributes of the U.S. Model of 1911 pistol. But the focus has mainly been on military versions of this slab-sided warhorse.

The U.S. Model 1855 Pistol Carbine

Adopted alongside the U.S. Model 1855 Rifle and Rifle-Musket, the Model 1855 Pistol Carbine mated a shoulder stock to a big-bore handgun. While soon rendered obsolete by better carbines, such as the Sharps, the M1855s saw service against the Apache and Cheyenne and in the American Civil War.

The .44-40 Winchester: History and Performance

It is said that the Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle is one of the guns that "Won the West." The same could also be said for its cartridge which still lives on to this day, the .44-40 Winchester, the history of which is explored here. 

Best Seller: Taurus C45 Thunderbolt

The Taurus C45 Thunderbolt, despite not being offered since production stopped in 2010, still ranks at the top of the list a decade later, being the fourth most sold pump-action rifle of 2020.

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