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Rifleman Q & A: Mystery Miroku

Rifleman Q & A: Mystery Miroku

A reader inquires about an old, like-new-condition revolver made in Japan by Miroku.
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson 22/32 Kit Gun

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson 22/32 Kit Gun

In 1936 Smith & Wesson introduced a 22/32 revolver with a 4" barrel—the Kit Gun—meant...
America’s  Military Revolvers

America’s Military Revolvers

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until...
The .222 Remington Story

The .222 Remington Story

Though overshadowed by the .223 Rem., the .222 Rem. is a real performer that many...
Tested: Charter Arms Boomer .44 Spl. Revolver

Tested: Charter Arms Boomer .44 Spl. Revolver

Charter trims its signature 5-shot .44 into a sleek, light-weight concealed-carry gun.
Finding the Forgotten .41 Rem. Mag. Cartridge

Finding the Forgotten .41 Rem. Mag. Cartridge

This half-century old revolver cartridge may be flying under the mainstream's radar but it's still...
The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

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

Cartridge Adapters

Devices that permit firing a cartridge in an arm chambered for a larger one.
9 Field-Tested Trunk Guns

9 Field-Tested Trunk Guns

A trunk gun is a sturdy, reliable and not-too-expensive firearm that can be kept tucked...
Nines From Neverland

Nines From Neverland

Here's a gun trivia question to delight the minutiae-minded: Name five 9 mm cartridges that...
4 Favorite Forgotten Handgun Cartridges

4 Favorite Forgotten Handgun Cartridges

Despite the prolific popularity of particular pistol and revolver cartridges, several excellent options are hanging...
Refining the Snub Gun: Smith & Wesson's 640 Pro Series .357 Mag. Revolver

Refining the Snub Gun: Smith & Wesson's 640 Pro Series .357 Mag. Revolver

It was back in the mid 1980s when law enforcement agencies and civilians alike began...
Wildcat Cartridges That Went Legit

Wildcat Cartridges That Went Legit

Hundreds of wildcat cartridges have come and gone through the years-some with ridiculous names and...
Six Carry Guns for Women

Six Carry Guns for Women

Expert firearm trainer Tom Marx tells you why these half-dozen guns made his list.
Dirty Harry's Model 29: America's Shooting Star

Dirty Harry's Model 29: America's Shooting Star

Out of production and somewhat obscure, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 was once well...
How to Read Center-Fire Ammunition Boxes

How to Read Center-Fire Ammunition Boxes

Reading an ammunition label can seem like an exercise in code breaking. Here are a...
Handgun Stopping Power: Sizing Up Your Options

Handgun Stopping Power: Sizing Up Your Options

The author fired 100 handgun loads into ballistic gelatin, measuring velocity, penetration and expansion for...
10 Movie Myths Dispelled

10 Movie Myths Dispelled

Gun mistakes in movies are flagrant and often. Here are some of the worst.
The Fitz Special

The Fitz Special

Some of the ideas that J. Henry FitzGerald applied to revolvers might be imprudent today,...
A History of FBI Handguns

A History of FBI Handguns

The FBI has issued a wide variety of handguns to its agents over the years.
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