William Tecumseh Sherman’s Smith & Wesson No. 2

NRA Blog writes [via ammoland.com, our man Metesh’s video above] Sometimes a handgun can impart the resonances of a bygone era, giving a hands-on impression of the past. In the…

Secret Service Agent’s Small Revolver Has a Big History

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Born in New Jersey in 1926, Frank Slocum’s association with firepower began at Fort Monmouth where he sold newspapers to the troops. When he was 16, he moved to California…

3 Gun Debates That Will Never Die

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Clickbait about clickbait. How meta is that? But again, these posts serve an important purpose. Not only are they entertaining (if we do say so ourselves), they also stimulate debate…

T12/M3 Gun Motor Carriage Tank Destroyer: Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

YouTube caption with links added: The Army’s first motorized tank destroyer, featured here, was the “T12/M3 Gun Motor Carriage,” a modified M-3 half track with a 75mm M1897A4 gun mounted…

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Texas Jack: Everything for the 1870 Cowboy

I grew up in the Texas Hill Country not far from Fredericksburg, about ninety minutes west of Austin. Back then it was an attractive little town, a good place to…

Meet the “Most Armed Man” in America

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  Meet the “Most Armed Man” in America.  He goes by “Dragon Man” from Dragon Man’s Range outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  His brother taped a 20-minute video of the…

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On the Design of Everyday Guns

I just finished reading Don Norman’s The Design of Everyday Things, and John Farnham’s article about poor choices in design and marketing made by firearm manufacturers. That got me thinking:…

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Review: 1934 National Firearms Act, Original Bill and Hearings

This ebook is the entirety of the National Firearms Act and Hearings, in a digitized 166 pages, from the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, starting on Monday, 16 April,…

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Gun Background Checks more than Doubled Under Obama

We don’t know precisely how many private guns were added the stock in the United States under President George W. Bush compared to those added under President Barack Obama. We…

Smith & Wesson Bolt Action Rifles, a Blast From the Past

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For most of its history, Smith & Wesson had been known for producing high quality revolvers. When the polymer pistol craze began, S&W jumped on the bandwagon as well and,…

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Obscure Object of Desire: AA-12 Atchisson Assault Shotgun

In a comment under my recent article about the USAS-12 automatic shotgun, a reader mentioned the Atchisson Assault Shotgun. He wanted to know if TTAG could fill him in on…

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Obscure Object of Desire: USAS-12 Automatic Shotgun

On January 9, 1989, John Trevor, Jr. submitted a patent application for a new shotgun. The application simply called it a “high volume automatic and semi-automatic firearm.” To expound on…