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Flashlight-Assisted Handgun Shooting

Employ the flashlight techniques illustrated here to prevail during the time most armed encounters occur.

The .45 for Self-Defense

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

Long-Legged Handgun Cartridges

It is really amazing how many cartridges have long service lives. During this centennial year...

S&W’s Big .44

Developed in 1954 and '55 and announced in January of 1956, Smith & Wesson's .44...

Frank Hamer: Legendary Lawman

Frank Hamer spanned the era of horses to cars and became a Ranger legend while...

Handgun Hunting Varmints

If you want to spice up your next varmint hunt, try going after them with...

Magnum Autos Revisited

When I took up the subject of a magnum semi-automatic pistol a while back, I...

Talking with Joe Mantegna

Mark Keefe interviews actor and shooter Joe Mantegna about guns, television and freedom.

Ruger SR1911

The Ruger SR1911 delivers accuracy and reliability from a classic platform made with modern methods...

American Rifleman 125th Anniversary Special

The Rifle, the magazine that would become American Rifleman, was started 125 years ago. Excerpted...

The Trials of the M1911

The adoption of the M1911 came to be through a lengthy trials process and a...

How to Clean a Handgun

Proper cleaning is the key to keeping your guns running smoothly.

Dynamics of Personal Protection

Here is how you can hope for the best while preparing for the worst.

Defensive Pistols: Low Recoil Options

Recoil sensitive shooters, or those who suffer from hand problems, must consider caliber, weight, size...

Foreign Weapons 101

Learning about the guns our troops are encountering in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Understanding .327 Federal Mag. Ballistics

The .327 Federal Mag. is not a better approach to achieving terminal performance; it’s just...

Leupold XV-III Riflescope

A tangible improvement on a tried and trusted riflescope line.

The Beretta M9: 25 Years of Service

The Beretta family, company, and Italian industry can take justifiable pride in doing what to...

Aaron Carter’s Top 10 Handguns

Editors’ picks for the handguns that changed the world.
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