Two colt revolver left-side view with grips stocks wood removed signify size difference compatibility.

Rifleman Q&A: Short Or Long Frame Colt Stocks?

There is a definite difference between “long frame” and “short frame” Colt Detective Special stocks. Read on:

The Lore & Lure Of The Lone Star State: Collecting Texas Guns

Firearm collecting has many facets and variations to its interests, but sometimes an association to a place can be enough to drive up the premium on some guns. This is the case with firearms associated with Texas, explored here by Rick Hacker.

New For 2022: Colt King Cobra Target .22 LR

Colt added its first rimfire-chambered option in its new "snake gun" lineup in 2022, and the King Cobra Target in .22 Long Rifle packs plenty of capacity inside its traditionally configured frame.

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.

New For 2022: Cimarron Firearms U.S. Cavalry 1873 Henry Nettleton Revolver

Cimarron Firearms is now offering a detailed reproduction of the rare and sought-after First Generation Colt Single Action Army inspected by Henry Nettleton.

The Smith & Wesson Governor: A Versatile Z-Frame Revolver

When Smith & Wesson introduced the Governor in 2011, the concept of a revolver capable of chambering shotshells wasn’t groundbreaking. The new entry from a legendary maker, however, quickly caught media attention at the SHOT Show that year and for some good reasons.

Handguns Of A Forgotten Ally

During World War II, Brazilian troops fought as part of the U.S. Fifth Army in Italy. Although they mostly used American military arms, the men of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force also brought along Colt pistols and Smith & Wesson revolvers from home.

Rifleman Review: Colt King Cobra Target

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "Rifleman Review" from 2020 to learn more about the Colt King Cobra Target revolver chambered in .357 Mag.

Preview: A Collectors Guide To The Colt AR-15 SP1 Sporter Rifle

While dozens of books have been written about the history and origins of Colt’s iconic SP1 Sporter Rifle, none of them have offered a condensed, photo-rich source for collectors of the classic AR-15.

Editor's Choice: Colt Python 3"

The Hartford, Conn., company revived interest in the classic “snake” gun in 2020 by bringing it back in 6"- and 8"-barreled versions. Now it is available in 3" and 4.25" versions as well.

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