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NRA Gun Of The Week: Colt's Anaconda

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff test out Colt’s large-frame Anaconda revolver in .44 Mag. Check it out.

Book Review: The Colt Walker Army Revolver

NRA National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier reviews "The Colt Walker Army Revolver" by Charles W. Pate.

Colt M45A1: A Modernized M1911 For The Marines

In 2012, the Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable teams were issued Colts' modernized take on the M1911 design, the M45A1.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Commercial Model 1911

Through the years, countless articles have been written heralding the many attributes of the U.S. Model of 1911 pistol. But the focus has mainly been on military versions of this slab-sided warhorse.

Best Seller: Taurus C45 Thunderbolt

The Taurus C45 Thunderbolt, despite not being offered since production stopped in 2010, still ranks at the top of the list a decade later, being the fourth most sold pump-action rifle of 2020.

Quantum Cloning: A Colt Model 601 Brought Back To Life

Early last year, the Puerto Rican Police Bureau demilled and liquidated some of its old stocks of rifles as parts kits for private purchase. These kits give the average enthusiast the ability of building up a clone of one of the earliest evolutions of the AR-15 platform: the Colt Model 601.

CZG Completes Colt Acquisition

The Czechoslovakian based CZ Group has finalized its aquisition of Colt, and is now in the process of beginning the merger.

Handgun Sights: Then & Now

Sights have changed a lot on handguns in the last 200 years. Wiley Clapp walks through what became important and why.

'From The Ordnance Department': The NRA Model of 1911

Life members of the National Rifle Association and individual members of its affiliated rifle clubs may purchase from the Ordnance Department the new Army Model .45 Colt Automatic Pistol.

Chinese Warlord Pistols: 1916-1949

What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every description were bought from major Western gunmakers—and then indigenous copies were made at a host of facilities in China. It’s not much of a stretch to say that no two are exactly alike.

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