Top 3 GLOCK Modifications – Making Perfection Even Better

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GLOCK no longer advertises their guns as exemplars of perfection. Which is just as well. They’re terrific guns, but calling a GLOCK — or any other handgun — perfect is like saying I…

The Walther PPK Pistol

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By David Tong [via ammonland.com]  One of the most iconic pistols of the 20th Century has to be Walther’s “Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell,” or police pistol detective model. The Walther PPK pistol was a shortened…

IDF Push to Stop Illegal Gun Manufacture on West Bank

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In many places around the world where firearms are very difficult to obtain legally, small shops manufacture simple submachine guns for the black market. They are common in Brazil, Israel, the…

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2017 NRA Annual Meeting Rare Guns: Ruger Edition

  One of my favorite sections of the NRA’s Annual Meetings & Exhibits is Collectors Row. Sure, I enjoy seeing all of the new guns and gear, but I can’t…

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Girardoni Air Rifle at NRA Annual Meetings

Made famous by the Lewis and Clark Expedition and often credited with their very survival, the Girardoni Air Rifle offered a high rate of a fire and a 20-ball capacity….

John Farnam: A Brief History of Sharpshooters and Snipers

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John Farnam writes [via ammoland.com]: The American Revolutionary War pitted Colonial frontiersmen against British Regulars. “Regulars” in all armies of the day were issued smooth-bore muskets. Projectiles were round balls,…

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The Unlikely Story of the Billinghurst-Requa Battery Gun

The Billinghurst-Requa battery gun is an unusual piece of armament that resulted from an equally unusual partnership between two men from New York: William Billinghurst, a gunsmith, and Josephus Requa,…

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A “Cheerful Weapon”: The Allen Pepperbox – Content Contest

(This post is an entry in our spring content contest. If you’d like a chance to win a Beretta APX pistol, click here for details.)  By Dallen Rose A few weeks ago, while…

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Elvis Presley’s Custom Colt Python and Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 Up For Auction

rockislandauctions.com writes: One of the people in American history least likely in need of an introduction is Elvis Aaron Presley. His life is one of constant dichotomy: down-home country boy…

Early Caseless Ammo: The Rocket Ball

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New York inventor Walter Hunt created many items we’re familiar with and still use today. Mr. Hunt patented the lockstitch sewing machine, fountain pen and safety pin. He also attempted to…

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Obscure Object of Desire: The Dardick ‘Tround’-Firing Open Chamber Gun

In August 1958, David Dardick received a patent for a magazine-fed revolver. His design featured a cylinder with openings on each exterior edge, creating U-shaped chambers instead of traditional O-shaped…

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The M1892 Mousqueton: France’s Great War Carbine – Content Contest

(This post is an entry in our spring content contest. If you’d like a chance to win a Beretta APX pistol, click here for details.)  By Jay Gillen Today, military rifles are built…