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The Original Ruger Hawkeye: A Handgun That Didn't Fly

Everyone knows the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk revolvers, but there was a lesser-known handgun model...

Custom Pistolsmith Terry Tussey Passes Away

Renowned custom pistolsmith Terry Tussey passed away in November 2020, leaving behind a rich legacy...

The Ruger Bisley Models: Serious Revolvers for Shooters

For serious sixgunning, there's nothing like Ruger's most shootable sixgun. Here are a few of...

Mastering the Handgun: A Tried-and-True Method

With the incredible number of firearms and accessories available, it can seem easy to buy...

Handgun Evaluation: A DIY Guide

You've read our handgun evaluations, but what if you want to test your own? Wiley...

The Colt Mk III Lawman: A Forgotten Revolver

Colt introduces its Mk III series of revolvers, and the best-known of them is the...

Collier & Colt: The Origins of the Revolver

For years of writing about firearms, I had been working under an erroneous impression about...

The Steyr GB: A Forgotten 'Wondernine'

In its own right, the Steyr GB was a well-built pistol that should have found...

High Standard: Gone But Not Forgotten

High Standard was a prominent company in the mid-20th century and had many great models,...

Origins of Pistolcraft: The Development of the 'Modern Technique'

Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter,...

The Mismatched Model 27: A Curious Revolver

Wiley Clapp found a Smith & Wesson Model 27 at his local gun shop, but...

The Concealed-Carry Revolver: Is It Still Relevant?

In today's market of small-frame, lightweight, semi-automatic pistols, it's harder to make the case for...

The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

Though many have moved on to other shooting stances, the Weaver Stance was revolutionary and...

The Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

Although the “Rifleman’s Rifle” is unquestionably one of the greatest hunting rifles of all time,...

The .357 Magnum: Most Versatile Handgun Round Ever?

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

Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s

Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove...

Review: Walther PPQ M2

If you're interested in cutting-edge, service-style semi-automatic pistols, then the Walther PPQ M2 is worth...

The HK4: Heckler & Koch's First Semi-Auto Pistol

Heckler & Koch got its start making rifles for military and police use, but the...

SIG Sauer P320: The First Review

In just a few years, the SIG Sauer P320 has dominated the market. What did...

Colt Python Review

The Colt Python magnum revolver has returned in all its glory and now features upgraded...
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