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Revisiting 'The Pistolero:' More Tales From Donald B. H. Coates

Donald Bateman Hope Coates was not only an an avid adventurer, but also considered to be a great "Pistolero" who was proficient with his practice. Follow Kennith L. Smith-Christmas as he adds an additional tale from the man.

2022 Shotgun Of The Year: Smith & Wesson M&P12

Now in their 20th year, the Golden Bullseye Awards are chosen annually to recognize the firearm industry’s best new offerings. Here are this year’s winners as selected by the editors of “The World’s Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority.”

Rifleman Review: Smith & Wesson Model 648-2 Revolver

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "Rifleman Review" from 2020 to learn more about the Smith & Wesson Model 648-2 Revolver chambered in .22 WMR.

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.

ARTV Preview: Winchester Ladies Cup, S&W M&P9 Shield Plus OR & Mannlicher-Berthier

This week on American Rifleman Television, we look into the Winchester Ladies Cup clay competitions, test the Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield Plus OR 9 mm pistol and examine the history of the Mannicher-Berthier.

Review: Smith Manufacturing FG42 Type I

Germany’s World War II era Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 solved the full-power, machine-rifle puzzle. The Smith Manufacturing Group made replica allows us to explore this fascinating rifle in a semi-auto version.

Favorite Firearms: A Throwback Smith From Dad

In the end, my choice was the 6.5" Smith & Wesson Model 624 in .44 Spl.—one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s a throwback, for sure, to back when Smith & Wesson still made revolvers with forged internals and not a sleeved barrel in sight.

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.

Editor's Choice: Smith & Wesson CSX

Smith & Wesson has decided to go old school with its new CSX pistol. The aluminum-frame, external-hammer-fired, single-action 9 mm semi-automatic has a 3.1" barrel and holds either 10 or 12 rounds depending on the magazine you choose.

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