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The .357 Magnum: History & Performance

Created by Smith & Wesson during the Great Depression, in the past eight decades, the .357 Mag. cartridge has seen no shortage in popularity nor the amount of models chambered for it.

ARTV: Colt's New Python

Watch this American Rifleman Television feature segment from 2020 to learn more about Colt's re-introduced Python revolver, and how the company has improved the latest iteration of the classic design.

Book Review: Gun Barons | The Weapons That Transformed America And The Men Who Invented Them

Gun Barons, despite what appears on the cover, is less about the guns themselves and more about the men and machinations that led to their being, as well as their use in battle.

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.

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