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Cylinder Latches

The swing-out cylinder DA/SA revolver has been around since the 1870s and has been refined...

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model

John Wesley Hardin was carrying a S&W .44 Double Action First Model when he was...

DA/SA Transition

Back in the 70s, there was a great deal of experience behind police trainers and...

Hammerless

Smokeless powder is powder that burns with little or no smoke. And of course, stainless...

Smith & Wesson Model M&P 340

Between a time-tested company reputation that’s over 150 years strong and the classic J-Frame design,...

Wiley Clapp’s Five Favorite Firearms

As a guy who has spent all but a few years of his life wrapped...

Charter Arms .40 S&W Pitbull Revolver

The new Pitbull fires rimless rounds without the need for a moon clip.

Terminology: Trigger-Cocking

Trigger-cocking is a term first used in the Frontier era and almost never used today....

Ruger's Gunsite Scout Rifle

Trying to answer, “Is Jeff Cooper’s ‘scout’ concept valid after all?”

The History of the .357 Magnum

There are lighter .357 Mag. revolvers to pack and more powerful, finely made revolvers to...

Double-Action Revolvers & The Old West

While not as popular as single-actions, double-action revolvers played a role in the Old West.

Colt 1878 Double Action Frontier

Samuel Colt never saw how far his design went.

Dixie Howda Hunter Handgun

Keeping with the spirit of the African “Howdah pistol.”

Triggernometry 101

An elementary lesson in handgun fire-control systems.

Aaron Carter’s Top 10 Handguns

Editors’ picks for the handguns that changed the world.

John Wayne's Remington Revolver

One of the Duke's sidearms in "The Big Trail" was a nickel-finished Remington cartridge conversion...

Ruger Redhawk

Ruger’s Redhawk .44 Magnum revolver was “an entirely new firearm, the most significant advance in...

The Curious Case of Colt

Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. is considered by many-and with good reason-to be the first name...
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