The Sweetness of 16 Gauge: Nostalgia, Nonsense or Something More?

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At one time, 16-gauge shotguns enjoyed a fair amount of popularity. Many said the “Sweet 16” came close to perfection in terms of gun weight and shot pattern. While a some…

The Truth About Pistol De-Cockers

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by Frank Sharpe There are a number of operating systems common to modern pistols, and we still see most on the range regularly. However, 85 percent of the guns students…

Obscure Object Of Desire: Engraved Mauser C-96

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I recently found myself in Fredericksburg, Texas (a short drive from TTAG’s secret above ground bunker). I remembered a Jon Wayne Taylor article on a gun store in “Fritztown”: Texas Jack…

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Iver Johnson: What’s in a Serial Number?

We’ve all seen serial numbers that include letters either as a prefix or a suffix. However, have you seen a serial “number” that is all letters instead? Well, that’s exactly…

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The Brits Discover ‘Dragon Man’ – The Most Armed Man in America

Our British cousins gaze upon America’s vibrant, thriving gun culture with a mix of curiosity, disbelief and horror. While the two nations share the same language (sort of), they don’t…

Hunting: Bella Twin, Little Woman with a Little Gun, a Big Bear and a Cold Front

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On 10 May, 1953, a front was passing through Slave Lake, a village on the South shore of Lesser Slave Lake in  Alberta, Canada. It was cool, cloudy, and windy….

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School Shootings Increased after Federal Gun Bans

High school shooting teams are increasing again after decades of decline. They were common in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Increasing government and media hostility to private gun ownership caused…

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Lesser-Known Guns of the Wild West

When thinking about guns of the Wild West, you can’t help but conjure up images of lawmen and outlaws armed with firearms made by Colt, Remington, and Smith & Wesson. While…

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Top 3 GLOCK Modifications – Making Perfection Even Better

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…

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IDF Push to Stop Illegal Gun Manufacture on West Bank

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…