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Testing the .38 Special Cartridge

The .38 Special round is generally accepted as an effective cartridge for personal defense. But...

NRA Gun of the Week: Colt’s Detective Special

American Rifleman’s Mark Keefe takes a look at a classic, snub-nosed service revolver.

Rifleman Q & A: Mystery Miroku

A reader inquires about an old, like-new-condition revolver made in Japan by Miroku.

Smith & Wesson Reintroduces Model 19 Revolver

Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced that it has reintroduced two configurations of it’s Model...

Editors’ Picks 2018: Colt Night Cobra Revolver

Colt was one of the biggest stories last year when, for the first time in...

Breaking With Convention: NovX Ammunition

NovX’s forward-thinking approach to ammunition design not only challenges tradition, but threatens to rewrite the...

Smith & Wesson Adds Non-Laser M&P Bodyguard 38 Revolver

The 5-round double-action-only revolver features a 1.875” stainless steel barrel with a lightweight, one-piece aluminum...

Taurus USA Announces Model 856 .38 Spl. Revolver

The new Taurus revolver is offered in blue matte or stainless matte finish.

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson 22/32 Kit Gun

In 1936 Smith & Wesson introduced a 22/32 revolver with a 4" barrel—the Kit Gun—meant...

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There...

Smith & Wesson Adds Performance Center 686 Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Corp. has added two new Performance Center revolvers, the Model 686 and...

Wiley Clapp: Check Your Brass

If I had one cent—just a penny—for every piece of brass I have picked up...

Back to Basics: Center-fire Cartridge Cases

Ever since the first firearms, the notion of combining bullet, powder and priming has been...

Wilson Combat Issues 40th Anniversary CQB Elite Pistol

Wilson Combat has issued a limited run of a special commemorative CQB Elite models for...

Sheriff's Tips: The Fitz Special—A Defense Gun from Yesteryear

Fitz carried one pair, or the other, every day for his own personal defense, and...

The American Rifleman Ladies Pistol Project

An unbiased evaluation of 18 handguns by 35 women corroborates some theories about which guns...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Ruger Speed-Six Revolver

From a recent episode of American Rifleman TV, watch an "I Have This Old Gun"...

The Case for the .44 Special Cartridge

A few gun manufacturers are currently making handguns for the old Special and it seems...

Wiley Clapp: The .38 S&W—Isn't That Special?

Here's a quick question for all you budding handgun historians: What is a Smith &...

Federal Premium Adds .38 Spl. +P to Personal Defense HST Lineup

Federal Premium has expanded its Personal Defense HST Micro lineup with the 38 Special +P...
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