Wartime wheel gun: The Colt Commando of WWII
Wartime wheel gun: The Colt Commando of WWII
One of the most collectable Colt 38s around were produced during the Second World War on a special contract for the military and, true to their name, these guns often were used "somewhere behind enemy lines."Pol ...
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Smith and Wesson
Smith and Wesson's 1970s Escort pocket pistol
In 1968, the Gun Control Act cut off the flood of small mouse gun semi-autos pouring into the country from Italy and Spain, which left a vacuum in the market that domestic maker S&W was all too eager to fill. They did ...
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19th Century Desert Eagle: The mighty Howdah pistol of yesteryear
19th Century Desert Eagle: The mighty Howdah pistol of yesteryear
Many of us today think we have cornered the market on large bore pistols designed for the ultimate in self-defense or emergency backup while hunting dangerous game. If you think that's true, you don't know howdah. The con ...
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Why number and mark your mags?
Why number and mark your mags?
One of the most common problems encountered with those who own semi-auto firearms is keeping up with all of your magazines and keeping them working for you. Keeping up on the rangeAs a certified firearms instructor for a ...
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Milsurp spotlight: The classic Swiss K31 straight pull rifle
Milsurp spotlight: The classic Swiss K31 straight pull rifle
The industrious hard-working people of Switzerland are known for cuckoo clocks, great chocolates, bank accounts on the low low, and high-end watches. What they are also known for are precisely engineered firearms construc ...
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SIG is bringing the P-225 back from the dead-- with a twist
SIG is bringing the P-225 back from the dead-- with a twist
One of the most elegant slim line all-metal 9mm handguns of the last quarter of the 20th Century was the Sig Sauer P-225. While the gun was only ever imported into the U.S. in small numbers-- and most of that former Germa ...
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Of surfmen and lifesaving guns: The Lyle line throwing cannon
Of surfmen and lifesaving guns: The Lyle line throwing cannon
While today many are quick to paint guns are instruments of destruction for their own political agenda, for more than fifty years the largest cannon stationed at Coast Guard stations around the country were only trotted o ...
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19th Century gun hacks: Native peoples modified rifles
19th Century gun hacks: Native peoples modified rifles
Today we think that we have the market cornered on updating, accessorizing, and otherwise personalizing our ARs, Glocks, 1911s and the like. But, in thinking we are the first clever people to figure this stuff out, we are ...
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The Army goes for a lighter machine gun, and you won
The Army goes for a lighter machine gun, and you won't believe what it shoots
Ever since the first cave dweller was handed a rock by his war chief and told to go smash on "the others," grunts on the sharp end of things have wanted to carry lighter weapons into battle-- and the soldiers of ...
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The beautiful Brugger and Thomet MP9 series and why it matters
The beautiful Brugger and Thomet MP9 series and why it matters
This compact family of pistols and personal defense weapons with a name that rhymes with nausea are one of the least known combat arms in the world-- but that shouldn't stop you from really digging on them. Why the B+T?Wh ...
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