SW99 Lead

Review: Smith & Wesson SW99

Two of the world’s best handgun makers―one from the “Old” and one from the “New”―have partnered to make one of the best semi-autos of all time: the SW99.

The LAR Grizzly: Magnum Power in an Upsized 1911

Magnum-power semi-automatics came into their own during the late 1980s, and one of the most powerful was the LAR Grizzly.

The Original Ruger Hawkeye: A Handgun That Didn't Fly

Everyone knows the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk revolvers, but there was a lesser-known handgun model called the Hawkeye. Here's what it did.

Custom Pistolsmith Terry Tussey Passes Away

Renowned custom pistolsmith Terry Tussey passed away in November 2020, leaving behind a rich legacy of custom work.

The Ruger Bisley Models: Serious Revolvers for Shooters

For serious sixgunning, there's nothing like Ruger's most shootable sixgun. Here are a few of the company's Bisley models.

Mastering the Handgun: A Tried-and-True Method

With the incredible number of firearms and accessories available, it can seem easy to buy your way to proficiency. However, Wiley Clapp says there's a tried-and-true method.

Handgun Evaluation: A DIY Guide

You've read our handgun evaluations, but what if you want to test your own? Wiley Clapp outlines his process for evaluating a gun.

The Colt Mk III Lawman: A Forgotten Revolver

Colt introduces its Mk III series of revolvers, and the best-known of them is the Trooper. However, the Lawman was forgotten and unfairly so.

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.

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