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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.

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 Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...

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

More than a decade after creating one of the best polymer-frame pistols on the market,...

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

Ten years ago, Smith & Wesson introduced a line of defensive semi-automatic pistols that carried...

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

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 are the most in-demand category of firearm today. It’s been a long road...

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  

Evolution has fine-tuned the human eye to be most sensitive to light in the green...

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

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

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"

Early SEAL teams utilized this not-so-well-known Smith & Wesson variant when stealth was a top...

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

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