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A Great Gun Store

For some reason, I have lately been reflecting on a lifetime of shooting, which includes the fine gun people I’ve met and the great gun places I have visited.

The Armed Citizen® April 3, 2017

Would-be thieves picked the wrong victim when they targeted a gun store for a robbery in Mableton, Ga.

Special Presentation: Women and the Gun Buying Experience

This mother/daughter team—gun store owners—will arm you with the valuable information and questions you need to ask so you can walk out having purchased the right gun.

Seecamp Conversions

A few months back, I walked into a gun store in California that I frequented in the early 1970s. It hasn’t changed very much—same large log building with no change in floor space or show cases.

Favorite Firearms: Wingmaster Is My No. 1

My favorite gun is my first one, a 20-ga. Remington Model 870 Wingmaster. Purchased by my dad at a local gun store when I was around 9 years of age, the cherished Remington was never meant to be.

New York Reload

I got a question the other day at the gun store counter. A fellow customer wanted to know about a “New York reload.” That's an easy one and another of those elusive terms that surround the lore of guns and shooting. A New York reload is another gun.

Zeroing the Gun

I overheard a gun store conversations the other day that set my mind to thinking about the process of getting all the shots into the center of the target. One guy was talking to an experienced gun salesman and complaining about the work of a well-known custom pistolsmith.

My New Gun

On a recent trip back to my where I was once a police officer, I dropped by the gun store where I used to spend a lot of time—The Stockade, in Westminster, Calif. Tucked back in one of the display cases was a type of Smith & Wesson revolver that I had never handled.

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson “Wolf & Klar” .44 Hand Ejector, Third Model

Many collectors have an affinity for firearms with a connection to Texas, such as Smith & Wesson’s Third Model Hand Ejector revolver, also called the Wolf & Klar Model. Although now long gone, Wolf & Klar (W&K) was a Fort Worth pawn shop started by German immigrants Alex Wolf and Jacob Klar that became a prominent hardware, jewelry and gun store during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

New Gun Owner Guide: 3 Essential First Steps

So, you just bought you first gun. What now? Here are a few essential steps for you to take in your journey as a responsible gun owner.

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