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AR's Top 10 Handguns

Our choices for the best and most significant handguns on the past century.

The Evolution of the Custom Combat .45

How customizing the M1911 for a combative role led to a whole new breed of Browning's big slab-sided pistol.

Burris Eliminator LaserScope

The Eliminator is a real advancement in sporting optics and is a well-made, rugged piece of hunting equipment.

Handgun Bottlenecks

When the automatic pistol was a fresh new concept, designers of that time faced the same problem that modern designers also face—feeding. Since the slide and breech face of a pistol are directly behind the chamber end of the barrel, the pistol magazine has to be below and behind the chamber.

The Peacemaker Abbreviated

When Single Action Army revolver No.1 left the old plant on the river in Hartford, it had a barrel that ran some 7 1/2 inches from forcing cone to muzzle.

Now Hear This!

Today’s digital technology allows those with hearing loss to hear what they’ve been missing.

Remington 2020 Sighting System

Remington Arms Co. has partnered with Tracking Point on a new shooting system that may just revolutionize how targets are acquired. There are lots of myths out there about what this technology does and doesn’t do, but here is what the author learned from his time on the range.

Review: Browning A5 3 1/2 Inch

Browning's new A5 semi-automatic shotgun combines the style of the original Automatic 5 with the inertia-driven operating system of the little-known Normal by Danish gunsmith Christian Sjörgren.

Throwback Thursday: Ruger Model 10/22 Carbine—Sept. 1964, The American Rifleman

Originally published in September 1964, this American Rifleman "Dope Bag" reviews the first generation of the now iconic 10/22 carbine. The original test gun used for the review, shown here, still exists in NRA's permanent collection.

I Have This Old Gun: Elmer Keith’s Single Action Army

At first glance, it would be easy to misconstrue this well-used first-generation Colt Single Action Army (SAA) as just another buggered-up sixgun that some early 20th century “gun nut” (as they often called themselves) experimented on.

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