If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a lot of firearm flattery has emanated from the People’s Republic of China. While developing some of its own unique firearm designs, the country is also known for making copies of everything from C96 Mauser “Broomhandle” pistols to Thompson submachine guns.
This week on American Rifleman Television, we tour the factory of Hornady Ammunition, test the Smith & Wesson M&P12 bullpup shotgun and examine the history of cane air guns.
In the mid-19th century—just as in today’s world—citizens were clamoring for a concealable, reliable and affordable handgun. Ironically, inspired by the acceptance of his massive .44-cal. 1847 Walker and First Model 1848 Dragoon, the enterprising Sam Colt sensed an opportunity.
This week on American Rifleman Television, we tour the Performance Center of Smith & Wesson, test the Colt Anaconda and examine the history of the Howdah Pistol.
This week on American Rifleman Television, we tour Remington Ammunition's Lonoke, Ark., facility, test the Springfield Armory XD-M Elite Compact 10 mm OSP and examine the history of the Dreyse Needle Rifle.
Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history of the Winchester Model 42 pump-action shotgun chambered in .410 bore.
Although he probably didn’t plan it, when New England shirtmaker Oliver Fisher Winchester acquired the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. in 1857 and re-named it the New Haven Arms Co., he ended up dramatically altering firearm technology, helped settle the American West and subsequently created a legacy that continues to this day.