Gun Review: Heinrich Leue Berlin Double Rifle

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Matthew Mucci Our humble, though handsome protagonist Matt has gotten lucky for twice in his wretched life (this story being one of those times) and stumbled into not just an affordable double gun, but a super classic one to boot! This […]

Gun Review: Webley Mk IV .38 Revolver

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Kevin DeCausemacker I am a huge fan of curio and relic firearms, words like cosmoline and Bakelite get me more excited than they probably should.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’d love to own the un-used Black Widow P08 that your cousin’s […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 41 Pistol

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By GD What is one of the world’s most popular small game hunting calibers? It is, of course, the venerable .22 lr. While not the most suitable caliber for self-defense, the .22 lr is more than capable for accurate shooting, plinking, […]

Gun Review: James River Armory M14F Rifle

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) The M14 rifle is a paradox in American service rifles. It was the last wood and steel service rifle adopted by US forces, born as the jet age gave way to the space age. Some have said it was obsolete before […]

Gun Review: Remington Model 887 Nitromag

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Shawn Graber Several years ago, I found myself in need of a shotgun. A former roommate had decided he wanted my 16-gauge Remington 870 bad enough that he was willing to disappear with it. With whitetail season looming, I began […]

Gun Review: Original Remington Model 51

Something remarkable happened at the beginning of the 20th Century. Semi-automatic magazine-fed handguns were still a fairly novel concept, but new designs were popping up constantly. This was the era that gave us such novel designs as the iconic American M1911, the German Luger, and Japanese Nambu. While some these designs would echo throughout the ages, others would […]

Gun Review: HOWA 1500 Ranchland Rifle

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Peter Sibello Everyone has their own personal checklist when purchasing a new gun; some favor looks, some reliability, and some brand recognition. While I geek out over all of those things, what I look for first and foremost is overall […]

Gun Review: Star Firestar M-43 9mm Pistol

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Hoplopfheil I’m not very keen on practical pistols, which is what leaves me digging up weird old crap and playing with it in the woods. That’s what brought me to the Star Firestar M-43 9mm, imported by Interarms of Alexandria, […]

Gun Review: FN SPR A5M XP Rifle

Basking in the cool relief provided by a newly installed central AC system, I found myself in a room pulling double duty as a combination office and gun room. I peered out the window of the newly constructed house at rows of other newly constructed houses in a newly constructed subdivision near my hometown. Sitting […]

Gun Review: P-08 Luger 9mm Pistol

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Doug G. What happens when a dog finally catches a car it’s been chasing? Gun collecting is an aspirational hobby. Once most enthusiasts acquire the firearms they “need,” they move on to “wants.” If I am being perfectly honest with myself, […]

Gun Review: Ithaca M37 Trench Shotgun

Armed forces have welcomed the pump shotgun’s short range firepower and platform versatility since the early trench shotguns used in WWII. Even today, when we have full auto M4s on every soldier and M249 SAWs in every squad, the pump-action shotgun has a place in the modern military. The Ithaca M37 Trench Shotgun, now reproduced by Inland Manufacturing, […]

Gun Review: Walther PPQ 45

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By GS650G The Walther PPQ series of pistols are polymer framed striker fired semi-automatic pistols featuring high capacity magazines, reversible magazine release buttons and exchangeable back straps. Walther recently released their first ever pistol in .45 ACP and appropriately named it […]