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The Smith & Wesson J-Frame: A Short History

With the introduction of the Smith & Wesson J-Frame, gun owners and law-enforcement officers had stopping power packed into a small frame.

Range Tested: Personal Defense Ammunition

To examine what modern personal-defense ammunition looks like, we took a look at three options available from Federal Premium and Speer Ammo.

The Armed Citizen® May 8, 2020

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for tales of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

CCW Gun Maintenance: 7 Must-Know Tips

Maintaining your self-defense gun is a critical part of your self-defense plan. Here are a few tips to keep your CCW pistol looking and running right.

This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 49 Bodyguard

When the market for concealable backup revolvers expanded in the 1950s, the Smith & Wesson Model 49 Bodyguard offered a great alternative to the Chiefs Special.

6 Big-Bore Handguns for On-the-Trail or In-Town Carry

What are the most potent yet practically portable Trail-To-Town guns on the market today?

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Rob Leatham on Carry Guns

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe and world-class shooter Rob Leatham of Team Springfield exchange thoughts on the ideal carry gun.

I Have This Old Gun ... M30 Luftwaffe Drilling

German Reichmarschall Hermann Göring, as well as being Reichminister of Aviation, also possessed a bevy of other titles and honorariums—one of which was Reichminister of Forestry.

Hemingway's Guns

Shaped by a lifetime quest for real experiences, Ernest Hemingway was fashioned into all he became, in part, by guns.

I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S

Ironically, if it weren’t for the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 we would not have the Walther PPK/S.

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