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By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 1970s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 1970s

The Smith & Wesson Model 19 was Wiley Clapp choice revolver for much of the...
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

Wiley Clapp's Marine Corps service influenced his choice for his favorite pistol of the 1960s.
10 Ways to Manage Recoil

10 Ways to Manage Recoil

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Here are 10 suggestions for...
Rifles For Left-Out Lefties

Rifles For Left-Out Lefties

Today’s left-hand options are better than ever, but still far from complete. Got a chip...
Running the Gun: Double-Action Revolvers Revisited

Running the Gun: Double-Action Revolvers Revisited

It used to be that virtually every law-enforcement officer in America had a double-action revolver...
10 Ways to Manage Recoil

10 Ways to Manage Recoil

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Here are 10 suggestions for...
Dan Wesson’s System

Dan Wesson’s System

The great grandson of one of Smith & Wesson’s founders, Dan Wesson created his own...
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...
The 1911: Not Just a .45

The 1911: Not Just a .45

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

Nine Versus Forty

I clearly remember the press conference where Smith & Wesson’s Tommy Campbell announced the .40...
The Evolution of the Custom Combat .45

The Evolution of the Custom Combat .45

How customizing the M1911 for a combative role led to a whole new breed of...
Arms of the Chosin Few

Arms of the Chosin Few

American troops defeated North Korean and Chinese troops in the Chosin Reservoir campaign.
John Bianchi: An American Legend

John Bianchi: An American Legend

John Bianchi was a soldier, a police officer, a competitive shooter and, of course, the...