The Taurus PT-92AF Is Not Obscure, But I Sure Desired It Anyway

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In 1974, the Ministério da Defesa Brasileiro (Brazilian Ministry of Defense) awarded Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta the contract for their new 9x19mm service pistol, the Model 92. Part of that contract stipulated that Beretta...

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

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The following comes from Justin at Spycraft 101 and is only a small excerpt -- the most firearms-centric part -- of his blog post entitled The Assassin Who Came In From The Cold: ... In...
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19 Revolutionary War British Cannons Discovered in the Savannah River

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By Russ Bynum, AP A warehouse along the Savannah River is holding historical treasures that evidence suggests remained lost for more than 240 years — a cache of 19 cannons that researchers suspect came from...

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...
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Intellectual Bankruptcy: Trying to Preserve Gun Control in the US Using a 14th Century...

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By MarkPA Much is made of the 1328 Statute of Northampton to minimize or even to deny the right to bear arms. Northampton seems to be the core of the 9th Circuit’s opinion in Young...
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Obscure Object of Desire: The FN Model 1922

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I've become more and more of a fan of old guns. I cursed myself today when I was outbid on an Ithaca 37 Police, and it's now going for higher than I'm willing to...

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...

A Tale of a Revolver’s Decline and the Rebirth from the Prancing Pony

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Colt is a name that's synonymous with the .38 Special six-shot snub nose wheel gun. Going all the way back to 1927, with the introduction of their D-Framed Detective Special, Colt made a series...

Discarded Greatness: The Walther P5 9mm Pistol

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Last month we brought you the Heckler & Koch P7 which Jeremy believes is the best pistol ever made in the history of the world. Now here's a look at a dearly departed contemporary...

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...