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First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, they found the Polish military to...
NRA Gun of the Week: Colt Combat Unit CCO 9 mm Pistol

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...
Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

This is not just a 1911 story. It is a treasure story, just as much...
Wiley Clapp: Guns They Oughta Make—5-inch S&W Model 686

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...
Shooting Drill: The “Bearosaurus Rex”

Shooting Drill: The “Bearosaurus Rex”

One of the evergreen debates is the best “adventure” or “backwoods” sidearm, most often in...
With Guns Drawn: An Interview with Firearm Artist Lorin Michki

With Guns Drawn: An Interview with Firearm Artist Lorin Michki

In an era of digital design, Lorin has gone old school, leveraging his traditional skills...
Uprising! Poland’s Fight for Freedom in Warsaw 1944

Uprising! Poland’s Fight for Freedom in Warsaw 1944

Seventy-five years ago, 20,000 Polish citizens—men, women and children alike—rose against their German occupiers.
Walther’s PPK

Walther’s PPK

Classic lines, timeless style and reliable features have defined the legendary PPK as the quintessential...
Colt Releases King Cobra Target Revolver

Colt Releases King Cobra Target Revolver

Colt has released the King Cobra Target, featuring a 4¼” barrel, adjustable rear sight, elevated...
The Keefe Report: Curatorial Assistant National Firearms Museum

The Keefe Report: Curatorial Assistant National Firearms Museum

My start as an NRA employee came nearly 30 years ago as a weekends-only curatorial...
NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Colt Wiley Clapp Lightweight Commander 9 mm Pistol

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...
Touring the Newly Refurbished Cody Firearms Museum

Touring the Newly Refurbished Cody Firearms Museum

The newly refurbished museum now puts the collection front and center in a way that...
Wiley Clapp: Guns They Oughta Make—.22-Cal. Commander

Wiley Clapp: Guns They Oughta Make—.22-Cal. Commander

Wiley Clapp shares another on his "wish list" of handguns he hopes gun makers will...
Tested: FN’s 509 Tactical Pistol

Tested: FN’s 509 Tactical Pistol

Inspired by the U.S. Army’s XM17 pistol trials, the FN 509 Tactical brings well-thought-out features...
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...
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