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NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Gunsite Option Targets

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Gunsite Option Targets

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach heads to the range with Gunsite Option Targets.
Tested: Standard Mfg. 1911 Case Colored #1 Engraved Pistol

Tested: Standard Mfg. 1911 Case Colored #1 Engraved Pistol

It is probably no exaggeration to refer to the M1911 pistol as “America’s Sidearm.”
A Look Back at the .44 Special

A Look Back at the .44 Special

As the 20th century was about to debut, the brass at Smith & Wesson decided...
Rifleman Q&A: Well-Kempt Secrets–Cleaning Blackpowder Revolvers

Rifleman Q&A: Well-Kempt Secrets–Cleaning Blackpowder Revolvers

A reader asks for a modern way to clean a blackpowder revolver without completely disassembling...
The American Rifleman Ladies Pistol Project

The American Rifleman Ladies Pistol Project

An unbiased evaluation of 18 handguns by 35 women corroborates some theories about which guns...
Troubleshooting Rifle Accuracy

Troubleshooting Rifle Accuracy

The search may never end, and the outcome is never certain, but the quest for...
Sheriff's Tips: The Golden Rule

Sheriff's Tips: The Golden Rule

The Modern Technique of the Pistol gave us four simple rules of gun safety that...
Sheriff's Tips: What's Your Stance?

Sheriff's Tips: What's Your Stance?

I have come to the conclusion that arguing the Weaver vs. the Isosceles is about...
Sheriff's Tips: Understanding the Flash Sight Picture

Sheriff's Tips: Understanding the Flash Sight Picture

The flash sight picture is a defensive shooting technique that was developed by Col. Jeff...
Back to Basics: Rifling

Back to Basics: Rifling

The purpose of rifling is to impart a spin to a projectile as it is...
Wiley Clapp: RMH Grips

Wiley Clapp: RMH Grips

I enjoy fancy grips on even my every day carry guns, but modern gunmakers (particularly...
Sheriff's Tips: Is the Single-Action Revolver a Valid Defense Gun?

Sheriff's Tips: Is the Single-Action Revolver a Valid Defense Gun?

From its very inception as a percussion firearm, the single-action revolver was designed as a...
The Gunsite Legacy

The Gunsite Legacy

Forty years after Col. Jeff and Janelle Cooper founded Gunsite, it is now America’s oldest...
Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

The armorer offers you a Colt Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 or a Smith &...
Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

Sheriff's Tips: Long-Range Shooting with the Defensive Handgun

It is a good idea for the defensive handgunner to have some experience in shooting...
Clapp on Handguns: The Magazine and Its Catch

Clapp on Handguns: The Magazine and Its Catch

Jeff Cooper was the man who changed the handgunner's approach to shooting the pistol or...
Failure Drill Comments

Failure Drill Comments

My colleague and friend Jim Wilson recently commented on the Failure Drill. In doing so,...
Whatever Happened to the Double Tap?

Whatever Happened to the Double Tap?

During the time that he was developing the Modern Technique of the Pistol, Col. Jeff...
The Failure Drill

The Failure Drill

There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone...
Modern Technique Origins

Modern Technique Origins

Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter,...
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