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Handgun Sights: Then & Now

Sights have changed a lot on handguns in the last 200 years. Wiley Clapp walks...

'Bad Timing': Rise & Fall of Luxembourg's SOLA Submachine Guns

During the 1950s, Luxembourg found itself involved in an international diplomatic crisis, thanks to the...

Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP...

Still Rollin': Heckler & Koch's SP5 Pistol

No, the MP5 is not going away. In fact, for the first time, maker Heckler...

"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver

Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than...

The .32 ACP: History & Performance

In this review, we take a look at the developmental history and performance of the...

ARTV Preview: The Smith & Wesson M&P Series; Heritage Rough Rider Rancher; Bren LMG

In this week's episode, we'll explore the Smith & Wesson M&P series, test the Heritage...

Rifleman Q&A: Could Civilians Buy New M1903 Springfields?

Could American civilians order ‘03 Springfields from U.S. arsenals or were they for the military...

The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

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

The Battle of France: Guns of Allied & Axis Troops

Seventy-five years ago, beginning on May 10, 1940, German forces struck against Western Europe, invading...

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

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

How It's Made: Smith & Wesson M&P Handguns

This week on American Rifleman TV, we look at the production of Smith & Wesson...

Bill Ruger’s .22 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Co. has produced more than 40 million guns since its founding seven...

Smith & Wesson Ships 3 Millionth M&P Shield Pistol

Introduced in spring of 2012, the M&P Shield pistol was designed as a reliable, lightweight,...

In the Company of Soldiers: The U.S. M17 & M18 Modular Handgun Systems

The U.S. Army adopted a new semi-automatic pistol, the M17 as made by SIG Sauer,...

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...

Movie Guns: 2018's "Halloween"

If you count yourself among the many gun nerds trying to identify the firearms Laurie...

The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...

Tested: Heckler & Koch’s VP9SK Pistol

Shorter and lighter than its VP9 sire, the new SK model is H&K’s entrant into...
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