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Walter Walsh

NRA members have their choice of either American Rifleman, American Hunter or America’s 1st Freedom as a benefit with their membership. All are fine books, but those of you who opt for the legendary first-ever gun magazine—American Rifleman—got a special treat in November.

Terminology: Trigger-Cocking

Trigger-cocking is a term first used in the Frontier era and almost never used today. It describes a form of trigger action where pressure on the trigger cocks a hammer from the down position all the way through to full tension and release to fire.

Bullets and Cartridges

There appears to be a modern misuse of gun terms in magazine articles, on the web and even conversationally that is causing some problems.

The Practical Elegance of Checkering

Rows and rows of perfect pyramids run down the frontstrap of your pistol, all of them aligned with the precision of 8th & I Marines on Parade.

1911 Tokarev Kits

Shoot as much as you can. In doing so, you learn more about the techniques and equipment involved, enjoy the company of other gun folks and help preserve the precious rights to do so. In this economy, shooting can be an expensive proposition, so anything that productively burns powder has at least some merit.

Trigger Pull Weight

I am old-fashioned and still cling to the idea that a handgun is primarily for personal defense and that every shot should be aimed and hit something.

Magnum Autos Revisited

When I took up the subject of a magnum semi-automatic pistol a while back, I must have failed in my efforts to get one point firmly established.

Fast Draw Holsters

Latter day students of gunfighters and their gear probably know about the Tom Threepersons holster as currently made by El Paso Saddlery and other custom makers.

The S&W Model 12

There was a 1950s-era trend in American handgun making that is still alive and even growing. It received its start because post-war handgunners suddenly awakened to the fact that handguns were really heavy to carry.

Colt’s New Service

For the first half of the 20th Century, one of the bread and butter mainstays of the revolver line was the New Service.

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