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Nighthawk Custom Global Response Pistol: The Wiley Clapp Review

Nighthawk starts with precisely crafted receivers and slides that come out of its CNC machines close to perfect and require little in the way of fitting. The same is true of the smaller parts that make up the guns.

Heckler & Koch's USP Tactical: The Wiley Clapp Review

The USP Tactical is a big, raw-boned brute of a sidearm. It sits big in your hand and takes a fat magazine of those chunky cartridges that Americans have been using for almost a century. An accurate pistol with subtly effective lockwork, this H&K is a pistol that I can recommend to you.

Handgun Shooting Stances: History & Development

What's your stance on handguns? Here, we’ll take a quick look at the history of handgun shooting stances then get into what is currently in vogue with some discussion of the pros and cons of the better positions.

Colt's .44 Mag. Anaconda Returns

The modern era of powerful handguns began with Smith & Wesson’s 1935 introduction of the .357 Magnum. That company’s major competitor, Colt, also came along with Single Action Army (SAA) models in .357 Mag. before World War II and double-actions a few years later.

Smith & Wesson's Walthers

When Smith & Wesson's name showed up on Walther PPK and PPK/s pistols, many were shocked, but what does that mean for build quality and performance? Follow along with Wiley Clapp and his investigation of S&W-made Walther pistols.

Smith & Wesson's Triple Lock: A Look Back

The Triple Lock was the first Smith & Wesson revolver built on what is now called the N-frame—S&W’s N-frames have defined the modern wheelgun.

Review: Smith & Wesson SW99

Two of the world’s best handgun makers―one from the “Old” and one from the “New”―have partnered to make one of the best semi-autos of all time: the SW99.

The LAR Grizzly: Magnum Power In An Upsized 1911

Magnum-power semi-automatics came into their own during the late 1980s, and one of the most powerful was the LAR Grizzly.

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 called the Hawkeye. Here's what it did.

Custom Pistolsmith Terry Tussey Passes Away

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

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