The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® Nov. 26, 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.

Hunting Guns in Colonial America

Whether for protection on the frontier or for hunting in the backwoods, the smoothbore hunting gun played a pivotal role in times of peace and war in the American colonies.

Taurus GX4: Compact Carry That Doesn’t Break The Bank

Looking back through the history of concealed-carry pistol development, models stand out that exemplify a just-right balance of compact size, performance and price point, and the next gunmaker to throw its hat into that ring is Taurus Intl. Mfg. with the new-for-2021 model GX4.

Why You Should Shoot Your Collectable Firearms

There are many old and limited run firearms that have become collectables, but why should these firearms not be enjoyed or used for their intended purposes despite that? Rick Hacker explains here why you should shoot your collectible firearms. 

Colt Recalls Limited Number of MSRs

Colt Manufacturing recently discovered a potential safety issue with some of its rifles, and has initiated a recall on a limited number of modern sporting rifles produced since March 5, 2021.

New for 2021: FN 502 .22 LR Pistol

FN America offers the industry's first slide-mounted optics-ready .22 LR pistol in the form of its FN 502.

Bergmann’s Extraordinary Pistols

Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?

Review: Henry Big Boy X Model .357 Mag.

Henry blends both the best aspects of its classic lever-action design with some of the niceties of 21st-century features into a carbine that is both capable of hunting and home defense, the Big Boy X Model in .357 Mag.

Gun Cleaning For People Who Hate It

Many shooters despise gun cleaning, but if you do it right, with the best tools, time can be saved for more enjoyable shooting and training activities.

Al Capone's Personal Guns Up For Auction

Nearly 75 years after Al Capone's death, several of his personal firearms are coming up for sale at Witherell's Auction House.

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