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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.

Early Semi-Automatics: Winchester's First Self-Loading Rifles

Though not well known today, Winchester’s first semi-automatic rifles saw service in and above the trenches of World War I, faced big and dangerous game, and set the stage for the modern sporting rifle.

The Model 1903 In World War I

When the Doughboys went to France, starting in 1917, they took with them arguably the finest bolt-action military rifle ever made—the ’03 Springfield.

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There were plenty of guns ahead of them. What, never heard of a Dormus? Read on.

A Look Back at the Winchester Model 1907 Rifle

The Model 1907 was a solidly built and reliable rifle, in some ways well ahead of its time.

A Battle At Barrington: The Men & The Guns

On Nov. 27, 1934, two federal agents faced two heavily armed bandits in what is possibly the most savage gunfight on American soil. In the end, it cost the lives of two G-Men and Baby Face Nelson. Here, a Pulitzer Prize winner tells the tale.

The Winchester Story

It was 150 years ago that the name “Winchester” was first stamped on a rifle. But Winchester’s narrative began well before that, and it is a tale tied to the American West, to the wars of the 20th century, to big personalities such as John Browning and John Olin, and to the manufacture of billions of cartridges and millions of rifles and shotguns beloved by generations of Americans.

"This Gun Gives Her Nerve"

Almost since the inception of commercially viable semi-automatic pistols, women have been seen as potential users.

Firearm Ideas That Failed

For every firearm design that flourished and went on to fame and fortune, several others arrived with great fanfare only to fizzle out at a very young age. Here are a few examples of underachievers.

"Bring Enough Gun" A History of the FBI's Long Arms

The sight of a G-Man with a Thompson is one of the most iconic images of the FBI. But the Bureau has issued its agents many other long guns, ranging from pump-action Remingtons to Rock River M4s.

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