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Collier & Colt: The Origins of the Revolver

For years of writing about firearms, I had been working under an erroneous impression about...

The Steyr GB: A Forgotten 'Wondernine'

In its own right, the Steyr GB was a well-built pistol that should have found...

High Standard: Gone But Not Forgotten

High Standard was a prominent company in the mid-20th century and had many great models,...

Origins of Pistolcraft: The Development of the 'Modern Technique'

Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter,...

The Mismatched Model 27: A Curious Revolver

Wiley Clapp found a Smith & Wesson Model 27 at his local gun shop, but...

The Concealed-Carry Revolver: Is It Still Relevant?

In today's market of small-frame, lightweight, semi-automatic pistols, it's harder to make the case for...

The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

Though many have moved on to other shooting stances, the Weaver Stance was revolutionary and...

The Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

Although the “Rifleman’s Rifle” is unquestionably one of the greatest hunting rifles of all time,...

The .357 Magnum: Most Versatile Handgun Round Ever?

Eighty-five years have passed since the introduction of the .357 Magnum. Wiley Clapp contends that...

Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s

Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove...

Review: Walther PPQ M2

If you're interested in cutting-edge, service-style semi-automatic pistols, then the Walther PPQ M2 is worth...

The HK4: Heckler & Koch's First Semi-Auto Pistol

Heckler & Koch got its start making rifles for military and police use, but the...

SIG Sauer P320: The First Review

In just a few years, the SIG Sauer P320 has dominated the market. What did...

Colt Python Review

The Colt Python magnum revolver has returned in all its glory and now features upgraded...

An Old Colt Reborn: Bringing a Single-Action Army Back to Life

This tired, worn-out Colt Single Action Army received a new lease on life, thanks to...

Wiley Clapp—Guns They Oughta Make: SIG Sauer P225-A2

Wiley Clapp is a fan of the relatively new P225-A1, and sees only one way...

6 Big-Bore Handguns for On-the-Trail or In-Town Carry

What are the most potent yet practically portable Trail-To-Town guns on the market today?

NRA Gun of the Week: Colt Combat Unit CCO 9 mm Pistol

Watch as American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach shoots and talks about a 9 mm 1911 from...

Wiley Clapp: Guns They Oughta Make—5-inch S&W Model 686

There is a S&W revolver that I regard highly and would like to see a...

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Colt Wiley Clapp Lightweight Commander 9 mm Pistol

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach looks at a special edition Colt 1911 Lightweight Commander chambered for...
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