Famous Gun Nicknames – How Many of These Did You Know?

By Joe Engesser Sometimes a gun's nickname is a term of endearment. Other times they stem from fear or detraction. Slang gun names can be derived from a weapon’s appearance, its sound when it fires,...
Vietnam Huey Browning Hi-Power

There and Back Again – A Huey Crew Chief Gets His Vietnam War Browning...

By James "Bud" Harton Years ago, eons actually, I was a crew chief/door gunner on a UH-1D Iroquois helicopter in Vietnam. I was assigned to an assault company and our unit was comprised of 24...
Teddy Roosevelt Smith & Wesson No. 3 Revolver

Bully! Teddy Roosevelt’s Smith & Wesson No.3 Revolver Sold at Auction for Over $910,000

From Rock Island Auction . . . Former President Theodore Roosevelt’s Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver sold for $910,625 during the first day of Rock Island Auction Company’s (RIAC) December...
Colt Fourth Model Rimfire Derringer

Obscure Object of Desire: Colt Fourth Model Rimfire Derringer

I think a lot of us appreciate rimfire variants of our favorite guns. The HK MP5, the Walther PPQ, the SIG P322, and the GLOCK 44, among others, give us a cheaper way to...
Rohm RG10 .22 Revolver

Obscure Object of Desire: Rohm RG10 Rimfire Revolver

The anti-gun crowd loves to make up terms to justify their chronic hoplophobia. While that bunch frequently falls in the low IQ quartile, they're pretty good at branding. They created terms like "assault weapons" and...

The Quest to Build a Better Bullet

  Just as we continue to try to perfect projectiles in the 21st century, the same was true back in the 19th century. Buck-and-ball fired from a shotgun allowed the shooter to have multiple projectiles per...
8mm mauser

A Life With Guns: Growing Up in India

By Opsimath It was an expletive-laden phone call that threatened to kill the young columnist. "You're going to die because you wrote xxxxxx about yyyyyyy." The young man laughed, and told the caller, "You're not...
Sterling Model 302 .22LR pistol

Obscure Object of Desire: Sterling 302 .22LR Pistol

How did I find a Sterling 302? Well, it's a long story. I've become a pretty big fan of auctions. Not Gunbroker-style auctions, but real auctions that move in real time. I have a local...
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Kates and Levinson: A Post-Bruen Look at the Roots of Modern Second Amendment Scholarship

By LKB Like many of you, I am still processing the depth of the legal earthquakes from the Supreme Court late last month. With the 6 to 3 opinion in Bruen now the law of...
Worst production guns ever made Chauchat

The 5 Worst Production Firearms Ever Made

Reader A. E. Johnson writes: Ever since the dawn of mankind we've been trying to kill one another. But it was only with the advent of gunpowder that we got really good at it. Firearms have existed...
Winchester Model 1897 shotgun

Not for Sale: My Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun

By Thundervoice NOT FOR SALE: One Winchester Model 1897 standard grade 12 gauge pump shotgun. Designed by John Moses Browning. Exposed hammer with slamfire capability. Manufactured in 1914. Barrel with matching serial number is 30...

Obscure Object of Desire: My Custom ‘Apache Pug’ Knuckleduster Revolver

Reader Rudukai13 writes . . . I recently received a completed custom design I commissioned from Wright Armory in Tempe, Arizona. It's inspired by the Apache Revolvers of the mid 19th century. An array of...