9/11 world trade center terrorist attack 20th anniversary

Much Has Changed in the Last 20 Years…and Much Has Remained the Same

Frenzied pounding on the front door woke me; pounding, blended with shouts to turn on the television. It wasn’t even seven in the morning...

The Assassin Who Came In From The Cold: 1950s Russian Spy Weapons

The following comes from Justin at Spycraft 101 and is only a small excerpt -- the most firearms-centric part -- of his blog post...

Retro Polymer: HK’s VP70Z, GLOCK’s P80, & IM Metal’s HS2000

I still remember coming of age as a shooter when the polymer revolution happened. I went from shooting K-Frame S&W Revolvers and Beretta Wonder-Nines...
Born Ballistic Book Review (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com)

Book Review: ‘Born Ballistic’ by Bob Nosler

Have you ever heard of Nosler Produce? What about Nosler Trucking? Did you know Nosler was once owned by Leupold, or that it took...
Walther PPK vs SIG P230SL

9mm Kurz Wunderwaffe Wettbewerb: Walther PPK vs SIG P230SL

Before the age of the micro-compact double stack polymer framed 9mm pistol, there was were two elegant, more refined (though lower capacity) options; the...

The Guns of the Highway Patrol: A Three-Way Six-Incher Showdown:

There was once a time when your average Highway Patrolman anywhere in the U.S. carried a six shooter, but not just any six shooter....
M1 Garand Rifle Review

Gun Review: US Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (M1 Garand)

Let's face it. The vast majority of guns are rather boring. Not from a "yee-haw!" perspective, but from the perspective of mechanical ingenuity and...

The Gun That Never Went On Duty: AMT’s On Duty Pistol

Arcadia Machine & Tool was a company made famous by the hit 1980s sci-fi action/horror film, Terminator. AMT was founded in 1977 in Irwindale, California...

GLOCK’s Forgotten Six Inchers

The GLOCK Model 17L and Model 24 are two of my favorites from that plucky little Austrian company you may be familiar with. Yet...

Two of Smith & Wesson’s ’90s Stainless Metallic Fantastics

Ahhh, the 1990s, a decade of good and bad. When The Rachel was the haircut that all the women wanted, Grunge replaced Metal in the...

Hidden Treasure: Finding Old Guns in Old Homes

Known as “The Oldest House in St. Augustine,” the González-Alvarez House dates to 1723. It’s an impressive yet simple structure that blends its original Spanish architecture...

The Colt Cowboy: An Example of Why the Consumer Shouldn’t Always Be Listened To

Over and over again, on various online forums, social media platforms, and in the local gun shops. We hear people constantly say, "If company...