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The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But...

Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the...

The Keefe Report—Plan B: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

A century ago, the U.S. Army desperately needed handguns for the Doughboys headed for the...

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

The armorer offers you a Colt Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 or a Smith &...

America’s Military Revolvers

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until...

1916: Guns On The Border

A century ago, Mexican bandits were a clear and present danger to the citizens of...

Remington Goes To War

Though mainly thought of as a maker of sporting arms, Remington was never a company...

G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten...

200 Years Of Remington Highlights

Eliphalet “Lite” Remington, Jr.’s first rifle was a flintlock half-stock muzzleloader. It is thought that...

A Look Back: The Colt New Service Revolver

More than a century after its debut, Colt’s big, bold and beautiful double-action revolver is...

Keefe Report: The False Promise of Civilian Disarmament

In the dark days following the British Expeditionary Force's evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940—75 years...

Firearm Ideas That Failed

For every firearm design that flourished and went on to fame and fortune, several others...

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 1917

A wartime stopgap revolver remains the basis for today’s most sophisticated wheelguns.

A History of FBI Handguns

The FBI has issued a wide variety of handguns to its agents over the years.

"Non-Colt" 1911s

It is sometimes overlooked that there were also a relatively limited number of M1911 .45...