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Revolver

Taurus 856 executive grade .38 special revolver
First Look:...

In this First Look, Nic Lenze takes his first shots with the all-new Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Special revolver.
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are revolvers perfect for new shooters
Are Revolvers...

The shooting community welcomes all of the over eight million first-time gun owners that we gained over the last two years. How should you welcome a new...
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taurus judge
The Taurus...

Special Projects Editor Roy Huntington takes another look at the Taurus Judge, a five-shot .410/.45 Colt revolver. Is it the ultimate defensive option?
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Compromise Part...

In late 1961, Colt introduced its New Frontier model in honor of President John F. Kennedy’s ringing declaration, “We stand at the edge of a New...
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The West's...

Both the Colt and the Smith .45 ACP revolvers are called the 1917, and while I dearly love old Colts, the Smith makes the more persuasive argument.
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Two Of A Kind

Tyler Gun Works is noted for their action jobs and the Vaqueros are a living, shooting example. The revolvers received Tyler’s Revolver Accuracy Package...
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Semi-Auto

Roy Huntington holding Savage Model 1907 pistol
The Savage Model...

In this week's First Look, we're doing something a little bit different. Roy Huntington flashes back to the days of Bat Masterson and delivers some quick...
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Astra M400 & 600

Two of the most distinctively retro “hammerless” pistols in the vintage military market you’re likely to find are the Astra Model 400 and 600.
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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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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

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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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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