“Trench Guns” Of World War I

America’s Prototype 'Trench Guns' Of World War I

Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.

Editor’s Choice: Taurus USA Model 327

Taurus Firearms is drawing attention to an often-overlooked revolver cartridge with a new series of double-action/single-action defensive wheelguns simply called the Taurus 327.

The Smith & Wesson Governor: A Versatile Z-Frame Revolver

When Smith & Wesson introduced the Governor in 2011, the concept of a revolver capable of chambering shotshells wasn’t groundbreaking. The new entry from a legendary maker, however, quickly caught media attention at the SHOT Show that year and for some good reasons.

Handguns Of A Forgotten Ally

During World War II, Brazilian troops fought as part of the U.S. Fifth Army in Italy. Although they mostly used American military arms, the men of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force also brought along Colt pistols and Smith & Wesson revolvers from home.

Review: CZ P-10 M

Five years after the release of the P-10 in 2016, CZ-USA introduced a new, more compact version of its successful striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol with the CZ P-10 M. 

Striking Silver: Henry Repeating Arms Celebrates 25 Years

The Henry name will forever be associated with the Old West, but its reputation continues to grow today through a modern company that places a priority on the quintessentially American lever-action.

This Old Gun: 1st Model Merwin Hulbert

Read about Merwin Hulbert revolvers from the September 2005 archives of American Rifleman.

Favorite Firearms: A Throwback Smith From Dad

In the end, my choice was the 6.5" Smith & Wesson Model 624 in .44 Spl.—one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s a throwback, for sure, to back when Smith & Wesson still made revolvers with forged internals and not a sleeved barrel in sight.

The First 50 Years Of Ruger's Blackhawk

The Ruger Blackhawk single-action revolver made its debut in 1955, and 50 years later, Ruger paid tribute to those first “flattop” guns with a production run reminiscent of the originals—and some very special engraved flattops from The Ruger Studio of Art & Decoration.

Editor's Choice: Diamondback Sidekick

Diamondback Firearms has come to market with an unusual entry in an increasingly popular market segment: economical, cowboy-style, rimfire revolvers.

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