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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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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The "other" Mauser handguns: the Model 1910 and 1914 pocket pistols
The "other" Mauser handguns: the Model 1910 and 1914 pocket pistols
The Mauser brothers and their company, the famous Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken A.G. (DWM) concern, was perhaps the world's premier bolt-action rifle makers for decades and armed the military of their own country ...
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The classic Colt 1903, a forgotten hammerless
The classic Colt 1903, a forgotten hammerless
In the early 1900s, John Browning was perhaps the most prolific and most ground breaking firearms engineer of the day. As it turned out, he produced an all-steel, 24-ounce, 9-shot pocket pistol whose design is still very ...
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The .50-45 Hand cannon, as requested by Mr. Sherman
The .50-45 Hand cannon, as requested by Mr. Sherman
Thought by some War Nerds to be the most gifted U.S. general of the Civil War, William Tecumseh Sherman, had an idea for the ultimate hand cannon. This gun, firing a 350-grain half-inch wide bullet capable of felling a bu ...
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My good old 22 pistol: The High Standard Sport King
My good old 22 pistol: The High Standard Sport King
Over the years, guns have passed through my hands. Some have remained, others, kept passing. One that fell into my lap a good while ago is a super heavy, all-steel rimfire pistol. Its name is the Sport King. Moreover, in ...
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The new Edge Arms Reliant : Holy Mossberg Brownie, Batman!
The new Edge Arms Reliant : Holy Mossberg Brownie, Batman!
It seems that the latest thing in personal defense guns is a return to the derringer. In recent years, we have seen double and single barrel pocket guns make a resurgence going as big as pocket shotguns and .223 caliber o ...
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Leaked: Taurus
Leaked: Taurus's secret new pistol, with a curve
Brazilian bargain blaster powerhouse Taurus has cooked up something special for its legion of followers looking for something different in the handgun market. Moreover, unless the U.S. Patent office has been spoofed, this ...
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Pocket Flamethrower: The Heizer PAR1 .223 Pistol
Pocket Flamethrower: The Heizer PAR1 .223 Pistol
Every now and then, you come across a gun design that just leaves you scratching your head and asking yourself, "why". Well it seems that the Heizer company is busy burning lean muscle through the night creating ...
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Sweetheart grips: Tactical and historic
Sweetheart grips: Tactical and historic
Back in the 1940s, GIs often found themselves in possession of surplus pieces of clear plastic. This soon led to the phenomena that was the clear 1911 grip and its offspring the sweetheart grip. And they never really went ...
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