HANDGUNS

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Revolver

Heavyweight .44 Hollow Point
Heavyweight .44...

We know the 250-grain “Keith” slug traveling at 1,400 FPS is as good as it gets. Or do we? As a bullet caster, it’s easier keeping track of alloy used...
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Colt Single Action Army
Compromise Part...

After previously unsuccessful U.S. Army Trials, Colt was sent back to the drawing board and William Mason came up with what became the Colt Single Action...
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Uberti's Hombre...

The Uberti Hombre is the cowboy pistol for the Working Man.
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Big Wheelguns:...

It is one of our most important revolver cartridges not only for what it was, but also for what it would become.
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Which Guns...

Which guns were instrumental in making the west safe for settlers? Mike "Duke" Venturino counts two as co-winners with two others as second-placers.
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.357 magnum revolvers
The .357 Magnum & Me

One thing sixgunners agree on is the value of a good .357 Magnum revolver so it's no surprise it's the most popular of all the Magnums.
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Semi-Auto

CZ TS 2 (CZ-USA Tactical Sport 2)
CZ TS 2:...

It’s no secret that CZ-USA is the leading firearms manufacturer in the practical shooting disciplines. Their handguns are fast, precise and dynamic, and...
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WHICH PISTOL...

One of the staple questions of gun magazine readers and Internet gun enthusiasts is, “What’s the best caliber for self-defense?”
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SA-35 And The...

The Mozambican War for Independence formally ended with the Lusaka Accord signed in 1974. This pitiless fight technically began back in 1498 when the first...
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Polish P-64 pistol
Polish P-64...

Today, let’s consider the Polish P-64 pistol. It was designed in the 1950s and finally adopted in 1965, but such is the nature of government-managed...
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The Mako Attacks

With strong input from pistol champion Phil Strader, the SIG P365 created a new genre of defensive handgun: small and light, polymer frame and striker...
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10mm Auto
10mm Auto: One...

I was intrigued with the 10mm Auto when it came out in the early mid-’80s and bought one as soon as I saw it at Riley’s Gun Shop in Hooksett, NH.
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Rimfire Handguns

Taurus TX 200...

At risk of offending the kind folks from Taurus, I don’t see the TaurusTX 22 as a competition-specific pistol at all.
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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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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

hornet handguns
Hornet Handguns

Today we have a long, long list of repeating rifles available chambered in cartridges designed for long-range varmints and small game hunting. A century ago...
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Redundancy

The importance of redundancy: As Clint Smith put it so eloquently, “Two is one and one is none.”
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10mm Auto
10mm Auto: One...

I was intrigued with the 10mm Auto when it came out in the early mid-’80s and bought one as soon as I saw it at Riley’s Gun Shop in Hooksett, NH.
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Handgun...

Firearms are considered emergency life-saving rescue equipment, making regular handgun maintenance necessary not optional.
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Case hardening redux

Honest wear doesn’t bother me so long as guns’ bores are bright and mechanical function is correct. Damage from neglect is a different matter. I always...
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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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