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The .405 Winchester: History and Performance

Now largely a forgotten footnote in cartridge development, the .405 Winchester was once the most powerful rimmed cartridge capable of use in a lever-action rifle and was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt.

The .17 HMR: History and Performance

Since 2002, the .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire cartridge has developed a cult following for both its high velocity and accuracy potential, all in a light-recoiling package.

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.

The .416 Rigby: History and Performance

Designed from the ground up by William Rigby of the British firm John Rigby & Co., the .416 Rigby matched the power of the .404 Jeffery while also being compatible with bolt-action feed systems.

The .22 Hornet: History & Performance

Originally designed at the end of the 19th century during the blackpowder era, the .22 Hornet has evolved and lives on today, along with cartridges inspired by it, in an evolutionary history explored here.

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. 

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

The 9mm Luger Cartridge: History and Performance

Since its development by Austrian inventor Georg Luger at the dawn of the semi-automatic handgun age, the 9mm Luger cartridge has become the most prevalent and used pistol caliber found today.

The .22-250 Remington: History and Performance

Since the late 1930s, the .22-250 Remington cartridge has continued to be a favorite small-caliber, high velocity option for small game and varmint hunters alike. 

Smith & Wesson's Model 39 'Hush Puppy': A Sidearm for the SEALs

Early SEAL teams utilized this not-so-well-known Smith & Wesson Model 39 "Hush Puppy" variant when stealth was a top priority.

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