The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® June 18, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

The 27 Nosler: The New .270 Cartridge King?

Thanks to greater powder capacity and long, heavy-for-caliber bullets, the new .277-cal. cartridge from Nosler offers impressive accuracy and downrange performance. But can it dethrone the venerable .270 Win.?

Review: Smith & Wesson SW99

Two of the world’s best handgun makers―one from the “Old” and one from the “New”―have partnered to make one of the best semi-autos of all time: the SW99.

Review: Charter Arms Professional

Since the founding of Charter Arms in 1964 by Douglas McClennahan, the company’s series of affordably priced, compact, double-action revolvers has continued to grow in both its diversity of models and frame sizes.

The Breechloading Sharps: History & Performance

The Sharps breechloader was a truly innovative design that came right on the eve of America's western expansion. The lever-action design helped to secure the west and excelled on the target ranges as well.

Handgun Sights: Then & Now

Sights have changed a lot on handguns in the last 200 years. Wiley Clapp walks through what became important and why.

Henry X Model: A Top-Selling Lever-Action Rifle in 2020

Introduced in 2020, Henry USA's lineup of modernized lever-action X Model rifles climbed the bestseller list quickly, claiming the third spot in GunBroker's lineup.

The Krag-Jorgensen: America's First Bolt-Action Service Rifle

The U.S. Krag-Jorgensen was America’s first bolt-action repeater chambered for a smokeless-powder cartridge. In the hands of American troops around the globe, the Krag played a small, but key, role in the rise of the “American Century.”

The Colt New Service: A Look Back

More than a century after its debut, Colt’s big, bold and beautiful double-action revolver is still cherished.

Review: Taurus 942 Revolver

Last year, Taurus USA replaced the Model 94 rimfire revolver series with the sub-nose Model 942 double- and single-action revolver line chambered in either .22 LR or .22 Mag.

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