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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.

New for 2021: EAA Girsan MC1911S Hunter

American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz takes to the MC1911S Hunter, a long-slide 1911 variant chambered for 10 mm Auto.

Tested: HSM Pro Pistol Hunter Ammuntion

The idea is to take a factory cartridge, insert said cartridge into single-shot handgun and make a one-shot kill at an ethical distance on a whitetail deer.

The Companion Handgun—Essential or Redundant?

Is a handgun an essential piece of a big-game hunter’s kit or a couple pounds of redundant weight dragging down a hunter’s pants?

NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory 1911 5" TRP 10 mm — RMR Pistol

American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz reviews an optics-ready, 10 mm Auto thumper built around a M1911.

New Ruger Revolvers: Super Redhawk in 10 mm Auto and More

Ruger has announced new calibers and barrel lengths for some of its most popular models of revolvers.

Is the M1911 Still Relevant?

Designed more than 100 years ago, does the stalwart .45 still have a place in the modern handgun market?

.480 Thoughts

When Ruger introduced the .480 Ruger cartridge, they were aiming at a fairly narrow group of shooters—big game hunters.

ARTV: Gunsite Academy - Handgun Hunting

Hunting with handguns can be a fun outdoor activity, but it requires more discipline and skill as shots must be taken at a closer range.

Barnes VOR-TX 10 mm Auto Ammunition

Barnes Bullets has a new 155-gr. 10 mm Auto load in its VOR-TX line.

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