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Walther’s PPK

Walther’s PPK

Classic lines, timeless style and reliable features have defined the legendary PPK as the quintessential...
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: LKCI Regent BR9 Pistol

Tested: LKCI Regent BR9 Pistol

In 2017, 82 years after Fabrique Nationale’s (FN) High Power pistol was first introduced, Browning...
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...
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.
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...
Fear & Loading: Marines Retiring More Than Just M9s

Fear & Loading: Marines Retiring More Than Just M9s

According to the Navy’s 2019 and 2020 budget-estimate report, some Glocks and Colts are also...
Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Today’s riflescope is tougher, more precise with its elevation and windage adjustments, and has much...
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 2000s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 2000s

It was a striker-fired pistol called the "XD" from Springfield-Armory that caught Wiley Clapp's attention...
Rifleman Q & A: The Mossberg That Never Was

Rifleman Q & A: The Mossberg That Never Was

A readers disputes that the MC1sc was the first new pistol from Mossberg since 1919.
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 1990s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 1990s

The P-Series SIGs are the author's favorite handguns for the last decade of the 20th...
In the Company of Soldiers: The U.S. M17 & M18 Modular Handgun Systems

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,...
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...
Tested: Mossberg’s MC1sc Pistol

Tested: Mossberg’s MC1sc Pistol

The Mossberg Carry 1 Subcompact ticks all the boxes for a modern, personal-protection, center-fire pistol.
Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

The journey from the dawning days of the American Revolution to the requisition of the...
Loading Mossberg .410 Shotguns for Home Defense

Loading Mossberg .410 Shotguns for Home Defense

Can .410 bore shotguns serve as effective close-range defensive options? Take a look at these...
VLTOR A5: The Cure for the Common Fixed Stock

VLTOR A5: The Cure for the Common Fixed Stock

As the ability to swap out parts quickly and easily has endeared the AR-15 to...
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