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By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—2010s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handgun—2010s

The "By the Decade" series concludes with the handgun—or handguns—Wiley Clapp considers his favorite.
2019 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards

2019 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards

Now in their 17th year, these prestigious awards recognize standouts from the firearm industry. Here...
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...
The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...
Fear & Loading: Deals Aplenty

Fear & Loading: Deals Aplenty

Couple local deals with rebates and incentives from manufacturers, and it’s a great time for...
Tested: Smith & Wesson's M&P M2.0 Pistol

Tested: Smith & Wesson's M&P M2.0 Pistol

More than a decade after creating one of the best polymer-frame pistols on the market,...
The Keefe Report: What's Selling? Handguns

The Keefe Report: What's Selling? Handguns

These are interesting times for firearm companies. And I use interesting as a euphemism for...
Tested: Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield

Tested: Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield

Ten years ago, Smith & Wesson introduced a line of defensive semi-automatic pistols that carried...
Editors’ Picks 2017: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0

Editors’ Picks 2017: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0

Smith & Wesson entered the striker-fired polymer handgun market back in 2006 with the introduction...
Smith & Wesson’s New Meat & Potatoes Pistol: The M&P M2.0

Smith & Wesson’s New Meat & Potatoes Pistol: The M&P M2.0

Whenever I visit the storied gunmaker’s Springfield, Mass.-area facilities, I’m reminded at every turn that...
Pocket Pistols Past and Present

Pocket Pistols Past and Present

Pocket pistols are the most in-demand category of firearm today. It’s been a long road...
America’s  Military Revolvers

America’s Military Revolvers

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until...
Fear & Loading: Battle Heats up Between Red Vs. Green Lasers   

Fear & Loading: Battle Heats up Between Red Vs. Green Lasers  

Evolution has fine-tuned the human eye to be most sensitive to light in the green...
Clapp on Handguns: My Second Favorite-est Revolver

Clapp on Handguns: My Second Favorite-est Revolver

While I started my love affair with the handgun (in the form of a GI...
Review: Apex Tactical Specialties Triggers

Review: Apex Tactical Specialties Triggers

Apex Tactical triggers help drive the author's Smith & Wesson pistols to their peak performance.
Firearms For Lefties

Firearms For Lefties

It isn’t always easy being a lefty in a right-handed world, and the realm of...
A Look Back: Smith & Wesson "Hush Puppy"

A Look Back: Smith & Wesson "Hush Puppy"

Early SEAL teams utilized this not-so-well-known Smith & Wesson variant when stealth was a top...
Throwback Thursday:  A Pair of Tens

Throwback Thursday: A Pair of Tens

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from...
Three Handguns That Got Away

Three Handguns That Got Away

I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that enjoys hunting and target...
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