TBT: How to Tell Someone You Are a CCW Holder
TBT: How to Tell Someone You Are a CCW Holder
When was the last time you needed to tell someone you were a CCW holder? Many of the members that make up FirearmsTalk.com are CCW holders and are responsible when carrying a concealed firearm. But, it doesn't hurt to bru ...
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Hi-Point Highlight: Paul Markel on Debunking
Hi-Point Highlight: Paul Markel on Debunking 'Hi-Point Haters'
You have probably heard the debate as to whether or not Hi-Points are good weapons for personal/home defense. In this article, Markel, a United States Marine, police officer, professional bodyguard, and small arms and tac ...
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Member Monday: September 14
Member Monday: September 14
Welcome to the very first Member Monday!Each Monday, I'll post this quick little interview with a member of the community to shine a light on the great people who make up FirearmsTalk.com.Today's guest, winds-of-change, ...
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SEAL fun gun, the Heckler and Koch MP7 personal defensive weapon
SEAL fun gun, the Heckler and Koch MP7 personal defensive weapon
Although it's been around for going on 15 years, the MP7, with its proprietary cartridge and styling that would make it home in a Luc Besson movie, is one of the cooler room brooms out there. WhyCIA intelligence coming ou ...
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The mouse that roared The Beretta 21A pocket plinker
The mouse that roared The Beretta 21A pocket plinker
Going back to 1952, the Italian firearms firm of P Beretta in Gardone came up with a pocket-sized handgun that proved extremely popular, that gun, the 950 Jetfire is still around in one form or another, to include the her ...
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The wonderful FN Browning 1900, and its many imitators
The wonderful FN Browning 1900, and its many imitators
John Moses Browning's first semi-auto handgun was one of the best ever made and, regardless of whether you call it the Browning No.1, the FN Mle. 1900 or the M1900, it has a very interesting (some would say infamous) stor ...
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The AR-15s .308 caliber Grandpa: The Armalite AR-10
The AR-15s .308 caliber Grandpa: The Armalite AR-10
Many today will contend that a .308 caliber and larger AR is a modification of the AR-15 design, which of a .5.56mm semi-auto direct gas impingement rifle. Well the funny thing is: it's actually the other way around. Intr ...
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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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