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5 Great Guns In The Cody Firearms Museum

As the author recently found out during a road trip with his father to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Cody Firearms Museum, through its 4,000 displayed firearms, the facility pieces together the story of firearm development and their unique role in the American experience.

Prep Time: A Challenging, Low-Round-Count Accuracy Drill

With fours string of fire and a need for only 10 rounds during an exercise, the Prep Time drill is a useful practice that can help develop and maintain handgun motor skills without taking a lot of time or money to execute. 

Force-On-Force Training: Options & Objectives For Self-Defense

Once a practice primarily used for training law-enforcement and military personnel, force-on-force training offers a lot for private citizens who are looking to train for real-world scenarios against a simulated threat.

30 Super Carry Approved By SAAMI

The 30 Super Carry cartridge has been accepted for standardization by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI).

Review: Culina Custom Revolver Grips

Culina Grips makes a selection of hand-crafted wood grips for Smith & Wesson revolvers, allowing wheelgun enthusiasts grip options that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but fully functional as well.

2022 Handgun Of The Year: Springfield SA-35

American Rifleman is pleased to announce the 2022 Handgun Of The Year Award goes to Springfield Armory.

The Benefits Of Second Focal Plane Optics

When it comes to selecting scopes, many ago with a first focal plane optic as their choice. However, there is plenty of utility to be gained through using a second focal plane option, as explored here by Justin Dyal.

Rifleman Report: The World’s Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority

English poet William Cowper is credited with the phrase “Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” That is certainly the case for firearm enthusiasts, who purchase new guns for a wide range of reasons, including hunting, competition, plinking, self-defense and collecting.

Defensive Ammunition Optimized: Federal’s 30 Super Carry

The last widely popular pistol cartridge intended specifically for concealed carry was the .380 ACP, designed more than 100 years ago by John Moses Browning for the 1908 Colt pistol. I have often looked with mild frustration at the .380 and the ubiquitous 9 mm Luger, our two most common “carry” pistol cartridges.

A First-Year Magnum: Shooting The S&W “Pre-29”

Everyone knows the line—the S&W Model 29 was “the most powerful handgun in the world.” But before the big revolver was numbered, it was simply the “.44 Magnum.” Here, the author takes a “Pre-29” to the range.

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