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The .32 ACP: History & Performance

In this review, we take a look at the developmental history and performance of the .32 ACP cartridge and some of the handgun designs that use it.

Power Pair: FN 509C and 503 Review

The 509C and 503 are both worthy entries in the concealed carry market—the first as a full-featured compact that borders on subcompact territory, and the second as a capable, single-stack micro.

Beretta Model 81 Cheetah: Great Value for a Casual Collector

In this review, we look over a 1970s Italian handgun that is now available through AIM Surplus and chambered in the old but not forgotten .32 ACP cartridge. This is the Italian-made Beretta Model 81 Cheetah, a smaller cousin of the venerable Beretta Model 92.

Tested: Colt 1903 Parkerized Pistol

The original Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless hails from the very earliest days of the semi-automatic pistol.

Is the Mouse Gun a Dying Breed?

Has the time of small-caliber pocket pistols passed or do they still have a place in today's defensive collections?

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There were plenty of guns ahead of them. What, never heard of a Dormus? Read on.

Tested: North American Arms .32 NAA Guardian

This pocket-sized powerhouse delivers high-speed CCW defense.

Rifleman Q&A: Souvenir Mauser 1914 Pistol

I am looking for some help with a pistol I inherited from my grandfather. One of his brothers brought it home as a souvenir after World War II. The gun has no Nazi markings.

Chinese Broomhandles

While China was the first to invent and use gunpowder, its isolationist policy had left its armament industry in an abyss.

The 1903 Colt: A Look Back

One of the first semi-automatic pocket pistols came from the fertile mind of John Browning.

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