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Aaron Carter’s Top 10 Handguns

Editors’ picks for the handguns that changed the world.

Enough Gun or Any Gun?

For many Americans who have made the personal decision to be responsible for their own personal protection, the .380 ACP is the cartridge of choice.

The Armed Citizen® November 2010

A gas station clerk was working the register when a man walked in and confronted him. He slid a note to the clerk with the words "money now" inscribed on it and demanded the safe be opened. The clerk ran from the store and attempted to phone police, but his assailant quickly caught up with him.

Concealed Carry: Shoulder Systems

Shoulder holsters keep everything together and are good for grab and go.

Walther PPK/S .22

Famous for being the first DA/SA pistol and, of course, 007's firearm of choice (arguably more so for the latter), the Walther PPK remains one of the most famous handguns in industry history. Now the popular PPK line has expanded to include one of the most affordable calibers on the market: .22 LR.

Walther. Carl Walther.

The more than 125-year-old company Walther has set up its own facility in Arkansas-Walther USA-and the guns it offers are a reflection of not only the venerable German gunmaker, but also its sister company-Umarex. Never heard of Umarex? Well, read on.

Walther PPK/S .22 Long Rifle Review

Enjoy a bit of classy plinking with this rimfire version of Walther’s iconic compact semi-auto pistol.

Behind Enemy Lines: Weapons of Vietnam's Covert Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group carried an astonishing array of small arms. Armed with everything from sawed-off machine guns to the first CAR-15s to Gyrojet pistols, these covert warriors had to move fast and hit hard.

The Keefe Report: Single-Stack Comeback

It seems single-stack pistols—those with cartridges one on top of the other in their magazines—are the hot, new thing … again.

The Other Great Guns of John Browning

Dozens of other famous firearms would never have existed were it not for Browning. He was the most prolific and innovative gun designer during the early years of what we know as the modern-day firearm.

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