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The Rise of the 9mm M1911

For most of its existence, the M1911 pistol has been inexorably linked to the .45 ACP cartridge. But thanks to advances in the platforms and ammunition, M1911s in 9mm Luger may just be the perfect pair.

NRA Gun of the Week: Uberti USA Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion

On this “Gun of the Week,” American Rifleman explore Uberti USA’s 1851 Navy Conversion revolver and tribute to James Butler Hickok, the gunfighter known as “Wild Bill.”

The Colt Mk III Lawman: A Forgotten Revolver

Colt introduces its Mk III series of revolvers, and the best-known of them is the Trooper. However, the Lawman was forgotten and unfairly so.

The .44 Special: History & Performance

Here we take a look back at the history of the .44 Smith & Wesson Special cartridge along with its ballistic capabilities.

Review: RISE Armament Watchman

RISE Manufacturing emerged with a solid reputation in the aerospace, gas and defense industries, and it continues to build its reputation with launches like the Watchman AR-15.

'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I were Chippewa, Cree, Blackfeet, Mohawk, Iroquois and Inuit men who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 49 Bodyguard

When the market for concealable backup revolvers expanded in the 1950s, the Smith & Wesson Model 49 Bodyguard offered a great alternative to the Chiefs Special.

Review: Uberti 1851 Navy Conversion in .38 Spl.

Uberti USA’s “Outlaws & Lawmen” series creates the gun that "Wild Bill" Hickok might have packed, had he not been dealt the Dead Man’s Hand in Deadwood.

Sheriff's Tips: Don't Drop Your Guard

Sheriff Jim Wilson's perennial tip is always be alert and never, ever drop your guard.

Profile: Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Captain Dan Combs

A friend of legendary Border Patrolman Bill Jordan and the FBI’s Jelly Bryce, Captain Dan Combs performed amazing exhibition shoots and taught his fellow lawmen skills to save their lives.

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