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The Canadian Ross Rifle in Ireland

Of all the firearms in the hands of the Irish Republican Army during the “Irish War of Independence”, the Canadian Ross rifle was probably the oddest, and it was indeed used in small numbers as explored here.

The .44 Special: A Big-Bore Favorite

The .44 Smith & Wesson Special has had a virtual cult-like following for most of its 100-plus-year existence and became a favorite of many western lawmen and self-defense practitioners.

Smith & Wesson 500: The Most Powerful Production Revolver

Still the biggest production revolver currently made, the Smith & Wesson 500 revolver is massive in both its size and .500 S&W chambering.

New for 2021: Smith & Wesson M&P12 Shotgun

Smith & Wesson expanded its M&P line with the company's first shotgun, a bullpup-style design chambered for 12-ga. shotshells and featuring twin magazine tubes for added capacity.

The .454 Casull: History and Performance

Based off the .45 Colt with twice the velocity, for the past six decades the .454 Casull cartridge has gained popularity for its power and has grown into a plentiful chambering option for magnum revolver enthusiasts. 

ARTV Preview: Making The S&W Shield Plus, Rock River Arms RUK 9BT and The French MAS 36

This week on American Rifleman Television, we get a behind-the-scenes look at how Smith & Wesson makes the Shield Plus pistol, test the Rock River Arms RUK 9BT large-format pistol and examine the history of the French MAS Model 1936 rifle.

Firearm Industry Growing At Record Pace

The industry continues to grow in 2021, with Smith & Wesson net sales for the fiscal year breaking the $1 billion mark.

New For 2021: M&P Spec Series Kit

Smith & Wesson is set to offer brand loyalists with a limited edition kit that includes its well-regarded M&P9 M2.0 Optic-Ready pistol.

Best Seller: Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield

The Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield series of compact semi-automatic handguns continues to prove its popularity in a saturated handgun market, being the fourth most sold semi-automatic handgun of 2020.

Rifleman Q&A: Puzzled By S&W Revolver Markings

A gun's markings will reveal specialized information that is pertinent to its identification, manufacture and origin. Contributing Editor John F. Treakle chimes in to help identify one peculiar Smith & Wesson Model 10-7 revolver.

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