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The .357 Magnum: Most Versatile Handgun Round Ever?

Eighty-five years have passed since the introduction of the .357 Magnum. Wiley Clapp contends that...

The .500 S&W Magnum: Most Powerful Handgun Round In The World

In 2002, Smith & Wesson developed the .500 S&W Magnum, the most powerful handgun round...

Smith & Wesson 460XVR Revolver Review

This X-Frame big bore gets tuned up and trimmed down for potent protection against dangerous...

Review: Magnum Research 'Thunder Snub' BFR in .45-70 Gov't.

A snub-nose revolver chambered in .45-70 Gov't.? Is such a thing possible? With Magnum Research's...

Tested: Two Self-Defense Handgun Rounds from Federal Premium Ammunition

Federal's Hydra-Shok Deep and Personal Defense HST rounds are put to the test.

Packing the Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum

Outfitted with a snubby 2.75" barrel, this five-shot, .44 Mag. K-Frame can be comfortably carried...

Tested: Springfield Armory’s Hellcat

Springfield Armory’s wild new entry into the full-featured, micro-compact pistol market, the Hellcat, holds one...

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—The 1970s

The Smith & Wesson Model 19 was Wiley Clapp choice revolver for much of the...

Back to Basics: Running the Single-Action Revolver

Those who carry a single action revolver do not feel they are giving up much...

Tested: Ruger EC9s 9 mm Pistol

This latest version of the LC9s cuts costs without cutting corners.

Nine Lives of the 10 mm Auto

Counted out more than once, the 10 mm Auto cartridge simply refuses to give up—and...

Back to Basics: 10 Handloading No-Nos

Avoid these bad practices and your handloads will be more accurate, more reliable and a...

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 19

When Smith & Wesson changed from names to model numbers in 1957, the Combat Magnum...

Back to Basics: Get a Grip … On Your Handgun

Rifle and shotgun fit are talked about a lot, but handgun fit is largely ignored.

5 Guns Every Texan (and Every Other American) Should Know

The types of firearms that modern Texans own and carry may have changed since they...

A Look Back at the Walther PP

In 1929, Walther succeeded in producing a workable single-/double-action (DA/SA) fire-control mechanism, bringing out the...

Last of Its Kind: The USMC Model 1909 Colt

How does the last military-issue .45 Colt revolver stack up today at the range? A...

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...
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