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Collier & Colt: The Origins of the Revolver

For years of writing about firearms, I had been working under an erroneous impression about the origins of the revolver. Really, credit should go to two men. Sam Colt and Elisha Collier.

The Steyr GB: A Forgotten 'Wondernine'

In its own right, the Steyr GB was a well-built pistol that should have found success. Instead, it's a forgotten design.

High Standard: Gone But Not Forgotten

High Standard was a prominent company in the mid-20th century and had many great models, and those designs deserve to be remembered.

Origins of Pistolcraft: The Development of the 'Modern Technique'

Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter, I have informally tried to determine where, when and by whom fighting pistolcraft began.

The Mismatched Model 27: A Curious Revolver

Wiley Clapp found a Smith & Wesson Model 27 at his local gun shop, but all is not as it seems with this particular revolver.

The Concealed-Carry Revolver: Is It Still Relevant?

In today's market of small-frame, lightweight, semi-automatic pistols, it's harder to make the case for the concealed-carry revolver. But there's still a case to be made.

The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

Though many have moved on to other shooting stances, the Weaver Stance was revolutionary and still has utility today.

The .357 Magnum: Most Versatile Handgun Round Ever?

Eighty-five years have passed since the introduction of the .357 Magnum. Wiley Clapp contends that it's absolutely the most versatile handgun round ever made.

Review: Walther PPQ M2

If you're interested in cutting-edge, service-style semi-automatic pistols, then the Walther PPQ M2 is worth a look.

The HK4: Heckler & Koch's First Semi-Auto Pistol

Heckler & Koch got its start making rifles for military and police use, but the demand for semi-automatic pistols grew in the 1960s, leading to the HK4.

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