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Tested: Taurus 856UL Ultra-Lite 6-Shot .38 Special Revolver

Tested: Taurus 856UL Ultra-Lite 6-Shot .38 Special Revolver

This budget-friendly snub gun successfully squeezes one more round into its cylinder without sacrificing its...
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—2010s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—2010s

The "By the Decade" series concludes with the handgun—or handguns—Wiley Clapp considers his favorite.
Packin' With Pride: Patriotic Pistols

Packin' With Pride: Patriotic Pistols

Designed for more than Independence Day commemorations, these patriotic-themed pistols let firearm enthusiasts express their...
Back to Basics: Holsters

Back to Basics: Holsters

The term “holster” dates back to somewhere in the mid-17th century. Its origins are a...
Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking,...
I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1866 Center-Fire Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1866 Center-Fire Carbine

In 1857, when Oliver Winchester formed the New Haven Arms Co., he inherited the misfire-prone...
Last Of The Breed: Marine Corps M45A1

Last Of The Breed: Marine Corps M45A1

The final example of U.S. military M1911s, the Marine Corps M45A1 was carried on special...
The Keefe Report: Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.)

The Keefe Report: Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.)

It’s not every day that one gets to ambush one of America’s top secret commandos.
Aerial Gunfight: Shot Down by a .45

Aerial Gunfight: Shot Down by a .45

The M1911 and M1911A1 pistols are legends among firearms. Their remarkable exploits in the hands...
D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi...
I Have This Old Gun: Colt Army Special (a.k.a. Official Police)

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Army Special (a.k.a. Official Police)

The Colt Army Special, a popular workhorse of a revolver, has never received the collector...
A Look Back at the Ruger Single-Six Revolver

A Look Back at the Ruger Single-Six Revolver

Like virtually all Rugers, the Single-Six single-action revolver is almost impossible to wear out. The...
Marine Companion: Remington-Rand M1911A1

Marine Companion: Remington-Rand M1911A1

A veteran Remington-Rand M1911A1 was always by this young Marine officer’s side in Vietnam.
A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

There is only a limited supply of Thompsons left, and fewer yet that can be...
The Luger of the Tropics

The Luger of the Tropics

In the hands of the military and police—as well as revolutionaries and bandits—for decades, the...
The Keefe Report: The Mossberg That Never Was

The Keefe Report: The Mossberg That Never Was

Ever heard of the Mossberg Military .45 ACP Combat Model? In the interest of full...
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handguns—The 1980s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handguns—The 1980s

Smith & Wesson's elegant workhorse wheelgun, the Model 57/58 in .41 Magnum, is Wiley Clapp's...
The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both...
Turnbull Adds New Winchester 1892 Lever Rifles

Turnbull Adds New Winchester 1892 Lever Rifles

In response to consumer demand, Turnbull Restoration has added two new limited release Winchester 1892...
Tested: Colt 1903 Parkerized Pistol

Tested: Colt 1903 Parkerized Pistol

The original Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless hails from the very earliest days of the...
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