TTAG 2011 Holiday Firearms Gift Guide: Foghorn Edition

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With the holidays rapidly approaching I thought it might be interesting to get each of our writer’s opinions on the “best” gifts for gun nuts, even when shopping on a…

Saturday Evening Post: A different kind of shooting.

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Photography and Firearms. We load. They load. We shoot. They shoot. We have calibers. They have focal lengths. We have sights. They have viewfinders. We have safaris. They have safaris. We have tripods and bipods. They have tripods and monopods. We have shotguns. They have shotgun mics. Are we so different than they?

[HTML1] Photography and Firearms. We load. They load. We shoot. They shoot. We have calibers. They have focal lengths. We have sights. They have viewfinders. We have safaris. They have…

Gear Review: Timney AR-15 Triggers

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I was walking down the aisles at the NRA Convention when the Timney Triggers booth caught my eye. A gigantic banner above their booth proclaimed that they produced “The World’s…

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Made in Connecticut: Colt’s House Pistol

Also known as the Colt Cloverleaf, the Colt House Pistol was a small 4-shot single-action revolver chambered for .41 short/long rimfire.  The image above is a typical example.

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Machine Pistols: A Pocketful of Rock & Roll

There are handguns. There are submachineguns. In between those two classifications: the machine pistol. In theory, it’s a great concept: maximum firepower in minimum size. In practice . . .

Obscure Object of Desire: Gepard GM6 .50 Caliber Heavy Sniper Rifle

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According to the manufacturer’s website, “The Gepard GM6 ‘Lynx’ is a semi-automatic anti- material rifle. Thanks to the unique barrel recoil technology (SERO developed), the rifle’s recoil is less than…

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Personal Defense Weapons (PDW): A Solution in Search of a Problem?

Modern armies have faced a small dilemma: what should they use to arm personnel who are not fighting on the front line?  A full-size rifle is too big to let…

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Quality – SIG SAUER and Kahr Arms

Two more brands to consider: SIG SAUER and Kahr Arms. Kahr is a relative newcomer to the gun scene. Founded by the son of the man who headed the Unification…

Quality – Springfield XD and Smith & Wesson M & P

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Next up – tracking the reliability of Springfield Armory’s XD/XDM family of pistols, and the Smith & Wesson Military & Police pistols.  Both are designed to compete with Glock, and…

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1911 Quality Pt. 2 – Short Guns and Other Calibers

Back in my original post about 1911 quality, I examined the reliability of full-size 1911s in .45 ACP. TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia posed questions about Commander and Officer-size 1911s, as well…

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Obscure Object of Desire: Steyr M9 and M40

When most firearms enthusiasts hear the name Steyr, they think of the AUG [above]. That’s only natural.  It is Steyr’s most memorable gun.  It cuts an instantly-recognizable profile. It screams “COOL”…