HANDGUNS

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Revolver

The Colt Trooper

If you’re going to make a case for the 1950s as being the Golden Age of double-action revolvers, it’s going to be a fairly easy task because you’re...
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Compromise Part...

The roots of the Ruger Bisley go back to the 1st Generation Colt Single Actions from which the original Bisley came.
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Cast Loads For...

In a world of striker-fired, poly-framed, semi-auto shell shuckers, Springfield Armory surprised everyone with an old school, forged billet all-steel shooter.
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Ruger Old Army

Colt had produced five Dragoon Models from 1847 to the early 1850s, consisting of the original Walker, the Whitneyville Walker Dragoon/Transition Model, and...
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A Most-Heinous...

A friend, to whom I have bestowed the nickname “Shrapnel” for reasons too involved to cover here, recently accused me of a most heinous offense. This...
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Seven Reasons...

Why the Ruger LCRx in .327 Federal Magnum is the ideal EDC revolver.
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Semi-Auto

Making the Selection

My primary job is that of firearms and deadly force instructor so I habitually carry a handgun for work as well as normal personal protection. I also...
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New Products...

Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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What’s in your...

What I carry in my own kit of everyday gear.
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The Delightful...

No less a gunfighter than Bat Masterson said this about the Savage 1907: “A tenderfoot with a Savage Automatic and the nerve to stand his ground, could...
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Smith & Wesson...

The Smith & Wesson Military & Police series of polymer-framed semiautomatic pistols is approaching its 20th year.
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The Springfield...

When I was a young gun guy, I admired the Browning P-35 Hi-Power. It was generally considered the highest quality of “high capacity” 9mm pistols by the...
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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

Ruger Old Army

Colt had produced five Dragoon Models from 1847 to the early 1850s, consisting of the original Walker, the Whitneyville Walker Dragoon/Transition Model, and...
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The Heritage...

In 2020 Heritage Firearms introduced their Barkeep .22-caliber revolver. Heritage produces all those bargain-basement utilitarian Western-style rimfire...
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Ransom Pistol...

New visitors to my Shooting Shack often point at a permanent fixture and ask, “What’s that for?” It’s my Ransom Pistol Machine Rest and I explain to...
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What Were We...

I came across two handguns. Each had an emotional connection — and each had been significantly modified — and which, I knew now, both would have a...
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Percussion...

Samuel Colt began things by offering the first successful revolver, the Paterson in 1836.
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Are You Worthy...

The biggest factor to overcome when going the custom gun route is asking yourself, “Am I worthy of owning one?”
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