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By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

Wiley Clapp's Marine Corps service influenced his choice for his favorite pistol of the 1960s.

Wiley Clapp: The Trythons Tried

Wiley Clapp culminates his Trython experiment by—what else—shooting them.

Tested: Ruger's Compact GP100 Revolvers

Trimming a bit off the barrel and grip makes the reliable GP100 a potent, portable...

Wiley Clapp: Enter the Trython

If you missed out on owning an original Colt Python, you might be able to...

Wiley Clapp: This Colt Python Business

Wiley Clapp was around for the Python's introduction in 1955. In this first of a...

Wiley Clapp: The Best SIGs Ever?

As the popularity of SIG Sauer pistols soars in the U.S., Wiley Clapp says his...

Wiley Clapp: The Pneumatic Alternative

They don't call them firearms for nothing. Inside every cartridge, there is a small bit...

Wiley Clapp: Check Your Brass

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

Second Chance: Remington’s Revised R51 Pistol

Following a recall of its retro-styled R51s, Remington's new R51 is more than worthy of...

Wiley Clapp: The Varminting Handgun

Wiley Clapp reflects on the long tradition of using rifles and handguns of lesser power...

Wiley Clapp: Gun Digest 2018

Somehow or another, Jerry Lee and his predecessors in the editor's chair at Gun Digest...

Wiley Clapp: 3 Old Products Still in the Game

I enjoy reminding the newer shooters that there are products that have been around and...

Wiley Clapp: What's All This 10 mm Business?

​Just shortly before the .40 S&W came along to better arm the nation's police, we...

Wiley Clapp: What Killed the Kimball .30 Carbine?

Misinterpreted history may have killed off a promising design.

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 &...

Wiley Clapp: Stick With SAAMI

SAAMI's specifications were carefully developed, specific and not subject to commercial interpretation by guys who...

Wiley Clapp: The Two-Faced .45 Colt

Is the .45 Colt cartridge commercially dead? Absolutely not! There are large numbers of very...

Clapp: Cobras ... and Beyond

Could there be other revolver projects in the mill? Possibly, yes ...

Clapp: The Case for Hammerless Revolvers

Wiley Clapp makes a strong case for a particular class of firearm as a near...

Clapp on Handguns: Bullseye Shooting and Black Sights

Old-fashioned Bullseye shooting—NRA Outdoor Pistol—is my choice for the first type of handgun competition that...
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