HANDGUNS

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Revolver

Handloading for...

I have been loading for the .38 Special since 1956/57. In those early years my sixguns were a Ruger .357 Blackhawk 4-5/8" Flat-Top and a Smith & Wesson .357...
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“I’d like to...

In the summer of 1973 after having saved up a wad of cash for the purchase of a .357 Magnum revolver, I encountered a handsome, deeply blued Model 19 Smith...
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Eliminate...

Simple and easy to use, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shows how to clean the leading out of your gun with an old stand by of his - The Lewis...
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Remembering...

Eddie Janis of Peacemaker Specialists was long well known for producing exquisitely tuned in-time Colt Single Actions as well as beautiful restorations....
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The Magnificent...

If ever a cartridge were worthy of Magna Cum Laude status, the 500 S&W Magnum would hold those prestigious honors!
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The Ruger Vaquero

When I heard the news Ruger was offering the Vaquero, I was excited as a western history buff could be. Even the name was western!
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Semi-Auto

Springfield...

This 10mm is the latest in Springfield’s successful series of well-made $849 1911 pistols. The fixed sights encompass a ledge-shaped rear to allow...
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Pistol Versus...

The PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) is all the rage today. Its relatively mild sound signature is less damaging to the ears than pistol, rifle, or shotgun if...
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SK Customs...

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence SK Customs is producing “The Emperor” in a limited run of 200. “The Emperor”...
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Guns of the...

With those 10 simple words in 1977, an obscure 33-year-old filmmaker named George Lucas legitimately changed the world.
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You gotta love...

After prevailing in two world wars, the Government Model 1911 was due for an upgrade of sorts.
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Alliant’s Red...

For most of my 62 years of Handloading/Reloading, I have leaned to the heavy side of loads.
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Rimfire Handguns

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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.22 Magnum For...

I’m a rootin’ tootin’ .45 shootin’ concealed carry practitioner and instructor — or, I was. For most of my years, I’ve been an adamant advocate...
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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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Top 5 Articles...

Over the years we've developed a pretty good understanding of what gun reviews, industry news and old-timey stories you'd be interested in reading, but —...
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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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MISCELLANEOUS HANDGUNS

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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The Singular...

I have often said the best part of my job of being a gun writer for nearly 55 years is not all the guns I get to test but the many interesting people I meet.
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