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

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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 to those crazy Austrian Polymer Pistols that everyone thought wouldn't...
Born Ballistic Book Review (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com)

Book Review: ‘Born Ballistic’ by Bob Nosler

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

9mm Kurz Wunderwaffe Wettbewerb: Walther PPK vs SIG P230SL

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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 Walther PPK and SIG Sauer P230. They were considered by...

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

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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. Oh no, they carried six-inch blasters chambered in the mythical...
M1 Garand Rifle Review

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

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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 history. The modern AR-15 may be the best example. As...

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

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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 and making their claim to fame by developing a number...

GLOCK’s Forgotten Six Inchers

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The GLOCK Model 17L and Model 24 are two of my favorites from that plucky little Austrian company you may be familiar with. Yet they happen to be among their lowest sellers. I think...

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

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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 music world, and the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban happened. Wait, err.......

Hidden Treasure: Finding Old Guns in Old Homes

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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 with English influences as it changed hands over the years. Being...

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

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Over and over again, on various online forums, social media platforms, and in the local gun shops. We hear people constantly say, "If company X made product Y, I'd buy it!" Right now, I constantly...

Old School Cool: Smith & Wesson’s Model 645 and 745 Second Generation .45 Autos

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Believe it or not, back in the day Smith & Wesson made guns that weren't 1911s or striker fired M&Ps. Big Blue was actually pretty innovative in their designs and they had a hell...

A History of Gun Regulations in the U.S. (Infographic)

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Bear Creek Arsenal has created another cool infographic (Hunt With The Perfect Cartridge infographic HERE), this time detailing some of the more notable firearm regulations passed in the United States from the 1791 Second...