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G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten...

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor...

The Other Great Guns of John Browning

Dozens of other famous firearms would never have existed were it not for Browning. He...

10 Low-Recoil Defensive Handguns

Here are a few of the handguns we've tested over the last few years that...

New From Colt

For the last few years, we have heard more from Colt about what they no...

A First Look at 2016's New Guns

At the 2015 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers show, some gun manufacturers were hush-hush,...

A Look Back: The Colt New Service Revolver

More than a century after its debut, Colt’s big, bold and beautiful double-action revolver is...

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Cooper

This man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the...

America's Top 5 Handgun Cartridges

Handgun aficionados are as loyal to their favorite cartridges as their riflemen counterparts.

Throwback Thursday: The Improved .45 Pistol

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article...

Female Shooters On: Shooting Heavy-Caliber, Heavy-Recoil Guns

Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum asked some of the industry's most prominent female shooters,...

Investigation of a Legend: The Graf Spee and the Ballester-Molina

The Argentine-made Ballester-Molina pistol, which borrows from both the M1911 and the Star Model B,...

Barnes Bullets TAC-XPD Defensive Handgun Cartridges

Barnes Bullets has released four semi-auto pistol loads specifically designed for personal protection.

First Nine

The 9 mm was create in Germany, and came over to America around the middle...

A Bullseye View of Remington's R1 Pistols

Fans of Big Green’s .45s get to reap the benefits of well-made pistols where it...

The 1911: Not Just a .45

Here’s a look at the other dozen Colt factory chamberings of the M1911 yesterday and...

M1911 & M1911A1

To a handgun specialist, the 1911 is a familiar pattern. For Americans, the handgun of...

Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

The Lewis, Thompson, BAR and M1917 water-cooled machine gun, along with the M1903 Springfield rifle...

Star Guns

Not too many years ago, the Spanish arms industry was alive and producing guns in...

The .45 for Self-Defense

More than 100 years after its development, the .45 ACP is still going strong.
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