Springfield Armory Daily Digest: Appalling Education, Taking Comfort Where You Can, and More Guns Go Walkies

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OMG! Someone taught my son something that could save his life! OMG! Jacksonville mother upset after child taught NRA-affiliated gun safety program at elementary school – “A Jacksonville mom is…

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 19-3

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The Smith & Wesson Model 19 “Combat Magnum” was one of the most beloved handguns ever made. Produced continuously from 1957 to 1999, tens of thousands of police officers carried a Model…

An Open Letter to Santa (and Smith & Wesson)

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Dear Santa, I’ve been real good this year. I pulled Suzie’s hair and made mom angry but felt very bad and I gave her my last piece of strawberry gum….

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New from Smith & Wesson: M&P45 Shield

NRA attendees woke up bright and early this morning to the news that Smith & Wesson has expanded their popular Shield line adding two new models chambered in .45 ACP….

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SHOT Show 2015: Smith & Wesson New Products Booth Tour

Dan and I got a tour of the new-for-2015 products from S&W and Thompson/Center. Details in the video above, and a few photos follow. . .

Old From Smith & Wesson: Model 66 Revisited

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Smith & Wesson is bringing back the well-loved, if not outrageously over-engineered, Model 66 ‘Combat Magnum’ for 2014. The original Model 66 has been out of production for nine years,…

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Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 60 .357 Magnum (Take Two)

When I wrapped my hands around the diminutive Smith & Wesson Model 60, my first thought was “Honey, I Shrunk The 686!” As I turned it over in my hands,…

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Gun and Gear Review: Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 686 with Bushnell Elite 2-6×32 Handgun Scope

Confession: I’ve wanted a huge-ass Smith & Wesson scoped revolver ever since the first time I saw The Road Warrior in junior high school. I know they shouldn’t have let…

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Need a Light? Woot This.

Woot! is a kind of odd duck in online merchandising. They take overstocks, closeouts, and other items and sell them online. Nothing new there. But their Unique Selling Proposition is…

Gun Review: S&W Governor (Take Three)

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When Smith & Wesson introduced their ‘Governor’ .410/.45 Colt/.45 ACP revolver at the 2011 SHOT show, many gun guys assumed Hell had frozen over. Smith & Wesson imitating Taurus? More specifically, the…

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The Smith & Wesson Bone Collector has a barrel about as long as Ana Hickmann’s legs, and fires cartridges about the size of her big toe. Brick house or no brick house, if the Big Bad Wolf had one of these he would have dined on pork for a month. The trigger is very smooth, but since the main spring is as long as a rubber baby buggy bumper, the pull takes a while in DA mode. Based on my experience, it takes more time to stage this trigger than it would to stage The Cherry Orchard. In SA, trigger pull is as light and crisp as Far Niente chardonnay, and that’s the way I chose to shoot. In either SA or DA mode, recoil is surprisingly non-punishing. Muzzle rise is something else, however; this beast flips like a Vegas trapeze act.

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Capsule Review: Smith & Wesson Bone Collector

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W2mgkTbW-o The Smith & Wesson Bone Collector has a barrel about as long as Ana Hickmann’s legs, and fires cartridges about the size of her big toe. Brick house or…

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The Massad Ayoob Chronicles, Part VI

Well, campers, all good things must come to an end, and I’m afraid this is final installment of our first interview with Massad Ayoob. On a personal note, I can…

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