The First Smith & Wesson Revolvers
The Smith & Wesson Model One was the first commercially successful American revolver to fire a self-contained metallic rimfire cartridge.
The .22 LR: History & Performance
While the .22 Long Rifle wasn't the first self-contained metallic cartridge, it's one of the oldest rounds in existence, and it remains popular today.
Revolution In The Blood: Christopher Miner Spencer’s Coming Of Age
Christopher Miner Spencer became known as one of the greatest gun designers of his age, and his Spencer rifle was eventually fielded as one of the most advanced firearms employed during the Civil War. This is how he got started.
The Spencer Rifle: Christopher’s Legacy Design
This is the story of how Christopher Miner Spencer developed from boy-aged wood- and metalworker to legendary gunmaker, ultimately spurring a new era in American firearm history.
The Rifleman Report: Industry Advancements
Whether in guns themselves or the cartridges they chamber or in optics or other firearm accessories, mechanical and material science innovations are key.
150 Years Of The Colt Single Action Army
Initially developed as a dedicated sidearm for the U.S. military, the Colt Single Action Army became iconic as one of the tools that tamed the frontier and embodied the spirit of the American West.