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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.

Rifleman Q&A: Why Didn't The U.S. Army Issue .45 Auto Rim?

Q: If the .45 Auto Rim cartridge doesn’t require the use of a cumbersome half-moon clip in order to be ejected from the Model 1917 Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers, why wasn’t it issued to our troops armed with M1917 revolvers during World War II?

The Burning Question: Are Your Guns Safe in a Fire?

Fire can be fast-moving and absolutely devastating to any homeowner—especially the gun owner whose means of protection or lifelong collection lies only inches away from the flames. Here, two of our field editors take a look at some of the options available for keeping your guns in the game.

This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum

Smith & Wesson's Registered Magnum was purpose-built to chamber the hot, new cartridge of the day: the .357 Magnum.

Rifleman Q&A: How Do I Avoid 'M1 Thumb?'

Anyone who's handled or fired an M1 Garand is likely familiar with the concept of "M1 thumb." Here's how you avoid a painful pinch.

Rifleman Q&A: What Is A Magazine Disconnect?

Sometimes there are some technical phrases that can be confusing to new shooters. One such term is the "magazine disconnect," a safety feature found on some firearms.

I Have This Old Gun: Remington 1875 Improved Army Revolver

It probably wasn’t the kind of endorsement that E. Remington & Sons would have preferred, but when outlaw Frank James surrendered to the governor of Missouri on Oct. 5, 1882, and handed over his 1875 Remington, he proclaimed, “the Remington is the hardest and surest shooting pistol made.”

This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

The Model 1842 was the first percussion pistol adopted by the United States military, and it saw service through the Civil War and beyond.

Fire- and Thief-Defense: Liberty Safe's Lincoln Series

Gun safes aren't just about protecting your valuable firearms from potential thieves. Natural disasters can also threaten your firearms, which means you need something that can handle those threats.

This Old Gun: Colt Second Generation New Frontier

During the early 20th century, to improve upon the rare pre-war Colt Flattop Target Model P, the late Elmer Keith spent a lot of time and money tricking out Single Action Army (SAA) revolvers with adjustable sights.

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