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I Have This Old Gun: Beretta 92FS & M9 Handguns

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history and development of the Beretta 92FS handgun, which was adopted by the U.S. military in 1985 as the M9 service pistol.

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 handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.

"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 350,000 S&W Victory Model revolvers were produced, and they accompanied many U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators during pivotal battles of the Pacific Theater.

The .32 ACP: History & Performance

In this review, we take a look at the developmental history and performance of the .32 ACP cartridge and some of the handgun designs that use it.

1899: Year of the Browning Pistol

Today, the basic outline of the semi-automatic pistol is familiar, but that was not always the case. The “modern” Browning pistols actually began in 1899, and here is a look at some of the oldest and rarest.

NRA Gun of the Week: Tisas 1911A1 US Army

On this week’s “Gun of the Week,” American Rifleman discuss what makes the Tisas 1911A1 US Army pistol a faithful reproduction of the classic military sidearm.

The Mauser C96: A Look Back

In this installment of "A Look Back," we're checking out the Mauser C96 "Broomhandle," one of the earliest semi-automatic handguns.

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 to the highly competitive commercial market—including an optics-ready slide, a suppressor-ready barrel, excellent ergonomics and unfailing reliability.

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, in 2017. Now, with production well under way, the guns are serving with American soldiers all over the world.

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new U.S. Army's sidearm, then-Editor-in-Chief Pete Dickey compares it to the M1911.

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