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Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...
Back to Basics: Keeping Your Rimfire Running

Back to Basics: Keeping Your Rimfire Running

Whether you are a plinker, a small-game hunter or sophisticated target shooter, keeping your firearm...
Back to Basics: 10 Handloading No-Nos

Back to Basics: 10 Handloading No-Nos

Avoid these bad practices and your handloads will be more accurate, more reliable and a...
Back to Basics: Get a Grip … On Your Handgun

Back to Basics: Get a Grip … On Your Handgun

Rifle and shotgun fit are talked about a lot, but handgun fit is largely ignored.
Editors’ Picks 2018: Taurus 1911 Officer Pistol

Editors’ Picks 2018: Taurus 1911 Officer Pistol

Taurus has gone back to the basics with some of its 2018 introductions by fleshing...
Back to Basics: Pistol Bullets

Back to Basics: Pistol Bullets

There has been a tremendous amount of research and testing in handgun bullets, especially during...
Back to Basics: Primers

Back to Basics: Primers

It may be small, but without the little bang of the primer, there is no...
Back to Basics: Center-fire Cartridge Cases

Back to Basics: Center-fire Cartridge Cases

Ever since the first firearms, the notion of combining bullet, powder and priming has been...
Back to Basics: Cast Bullets

Back to Basics: Cast Bullets

Old fashioned or out of date? Nothing could be further than the truth. Cast bullets...
Back to Basics: Iron Sights

Back to Basics: Iron Sights

Let’s take a closer look at these things we call sights and determine the best...
Back to Basics: How Semi-Automatic Firearms Work

Back to Basics: How Semi-Automatic Firearms Work

The semi-automatic firearm is so standard now that many accept it as the way firearms...
Back to Basics: Understanding Handgun Actions

Back to Basics: Understanding Handgun Actions

When it comes to handgun operation, there seems to remain a nearly constant misinterpretation.
NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Pistol-Mounted Red-Dot Optics

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Pistol-Mounted Red-Dot Optics

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach introduces the basics of shooting with pistol-mounted red-dot optics.
Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

It is a good idea for the defensive handgunner to have some experience in shooting...
Sheriff's Tips: Practice With Either Hand

Sheriff's Tips: Practice With Either Hand

Once you have begun to get a handle on the basics of defensive handgun shooting,...
Sheriff's Tips: Just Hit the Target

Sheriff's Tips: Just Hit the Target

The gun you carry is not nearly as important as your ability to hit the...
Don’t Let Recoil Ruin Your Shooting Fun

Don’t Let Recoil Ruin Your Shooting Fun

Low-recoiling guns and cartridges are fun to shoot every time out, easy to master and...
Bullet Basics

Bullet Basics

Guns can't hurt you (unless you drop one on your foot) but bullets fired from...
7 Things You Need to Buy With Your Handgun

7 Things You Need to Buy With Your Handgun

If you are in the market for a handgun, then you have plenty to think...
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