HANDGUNS

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Revolver

Cimarron’s .45...

Cimarron Firearms Rooster Shooter is a faithful replica of the original complete with yellowed “ivory” grips with three finger grooves on the left grip...
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To dream the...

The Blackhawk .357 Magnum was a wonderful sixgun and in fact was my first new centerfire single action.
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Big Bore Belly...

Today they are most often known as pocket revolvers or sometimes snub-guns. However, several eons ago in the pre-politically correct days when I was a...
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Revolver Action...

There are many myths and misconceptions about how to smooth up the internals of your revolver. Unfortunately, most of them are wrong.  To help you...
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Pat Rogers...

GUNS Magazine editor Brent Wheat attended the Pat Rogers Memorial Revolver Round Up and talked with Gunsite CEO, Ken Campbell on why Pat Rogers is so memorable.
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Modelo De Tres...

This Candado Triple from Spain is worth much more than the price of admission to me.
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Semi-Auto

Smith & Wesson's...

The Shield Plus is distinct from the M&P series’ signature hinged trigger, being more GLOCK-ish with a tabbed trigger. No one who handled it on this end...
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Shooting...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington gives a complete review of Springfield Armory's new all steel Garrison 5" 1911 in .45 ACP!
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Emissary...

I never tire of enjoying being exposed to Springfield Armory’s offerings.
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One Particular M&P

The “Military & Police” has been a Smith & Wesson trademark since 1899 and over the decades I’ve accumulated several, going back to the first...
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Hi-Power Love...

The Browning Hi-Power has long been a favorite among shooters, especially among Special Operations teams.  Now, Springfield has released their take on this...
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Complete Review...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale spends the day at Gunsite Shooting Academy reviewing Mossberg's newly released MC2sc compact handgun.
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Rimfire Handguns

Reloading The...

Not long ago I bought a nickel-plated S&W Model 1-½ with mother-of-pearl grips whose former elegance couldn’t be dulled by time. The biggest problem? It...
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60 Years Of Plinkin'

The word “Plinking” — more commonly heard as “plinkin’” — is an onomatopoeia, a fancy term for a word which sounds like what it means.
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The .22 Pistol

You might have heard the old phrase, “Beware the man with one gun, for he knows how to use it.”
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The One Gun...

Whether you're talking training, pest control or just sheer fun, a .22 pistol is arguably the one gun everyone should have. In today's episode, host Brent...
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Ruger Old Model...

Bill Ruger’s Standard Model pistol (1949) and the Single-Six revolver (1953) pretty much set the rimfire handgun market on its ear.
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Rock Island...

I am not sure what passes for required reading in high schools these days, however in my time many of the classics were required reading.
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Airguns

Realistic Air...

Air guns have come a long way. Daisy, Crosman and Beeman are brands I’ve known forever and they have been joined by several other companies
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Umarex Is...

Introducing the new ReadyAir Airgun Compressor by Umarex. A newly patented oilless technology to fill up PCP reservoirs easily and quickly.
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High-Tech Airgun...

“You can train at home with airguns” is one of those pithy comments passed along like the eggplant soufflé at a family reunion dinner but it’s true.
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LONE STAR SUMMIT

I’m writing this shortly after returning from the Texas Firearms Law Seminar hosted annually by the State Bar of Texas. It’s a CLE (Continuing Legal...
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"Air Defense...

The mere mention of “BB gun” inevitably conjures up the Daisy Red Rider. But let me tell you, BB guns have evolved well past this stage. Thanks to my...
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SIG AIR M17 ASP...

Training with an air pistol — one that is an exact duplicate of the “real” gun carried — has the advantage of being less expensive and less dangerous.
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MISCELLANEOUS HANDGUNS

Spanish Copies...

Around the turn of the 20th century, Smith and Wesson’s flagship K-Frame became big news and big business for the Springfield firm. Innumerable Spanish...
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Earning A Nickel...

Assembled from an Essex receiver with a Colt slide and parts, it’s a very cool pistol but well worn. The slide to frame fit rattles, and unlike the hard...
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WWII Handguns

In my lifelong study of World War II history, much of the focus has been on handguns used in the immense fracas.
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Short-Barrel...

In 1856 Smith & Wesson entered into an agreement with Rollin White who held the patent on revolvers with bored-through cylinders.
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A Tall Mountain...

There comes a time in life when you wake up one morning and the brutal reality of your existence hits home.
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XS Sights ...

I’ve often said I’m one of the last extant gun writers who still loves the pump shotgun for defensive use.
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