John Moses Browning and Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal – The Greatest Partnership In Firearms History

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  Mention the name “John Moses Browning” to knowledgeable American gun owners and their usual reaction is profound respect and great appreciation. This is for good reason: though he died over 90 years ago, John...

Gun Review: Accuracy International AX-50 Rifle

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Accuracy International isn't a household name for most American shooters. But military snipers throughout the world revere the marque as it if it was divinely inspired. And with good reason. World’s longest sniper kill?...

1911s of the Second World War

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Republished from rockisland.blogspot.com: When America decided to enter World War II after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor it was "all hands on deck." Everyone in the nation was contributing through whatever means necessary:...

The WAMO Powermaster .22LR Pistol: One Dangerous Gun

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Have you ever had a gun store give you a gun? As in, you walk in to buy some 9mm ammo and leave with a free gun (minus the $6 extortion fee to have...
Taylors & Company 1875 Schofield 38 Special Revolver

Gun Review: Taylor’s & Company 1875 Smith & Wesson Model 3 Schofield Revolver in...

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Sweet baby Jesus this gun is pretty. Taylor's & Company has imported a limited run of nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 3 Schofield break-top revolvers. The Schofield is one of the iconic guns of the...
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 Holy Grail of 1911s: The Singer 1911A1

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John Browning’s 1911 is arguably the most iconic handgun of all time. Everyone knows what you’re talking about and can picture one in their head. A total of 2.7 million 1911s were made during...
Drilling Combination Gun

The Curious History Of Combination Guns

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An interesting type of firearm that's almost unknown to the modern shooter but was formerly much more popular is the combination gun. These firearms are chambered for multiple types of ammunition. While there are...
Teddy Roosevelt Winchester 1894 silencer

President Teddy Roosevelt Liked His Rifles Suppressed

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President Teddy Roosevelt was a big fan of silencers. The only silencers available to him were made by Maxim. A silencer for his takedown model 94 Winchester .30-30, above, cost a whopping $9.70 back...

‘Coffee Mill’ Sharp’s Carbine – The Original Guns and Coffee

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  I love guns. And coffee. Judging by the wide variety of Starbucks-knockoff patches, pins, shirts, etc. stating the same tells me I'm far from the only one. Soldiers, too, have long had an affinity for...

My 3 Favorite Smith & Wesson Revolvers

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We all have our favorite guns, and I'm no different. Something about the design and cosmetics of certain arms speak to me, but I'm not exclusive to any single brand. In the safe right...
FN FALO Battle Rifle

Obscure Object of Desire: FN FALO Battle Rifle

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Most gun enthusiasts are familiar with the FN FAL, which has been widely imported into the United States. Excellent U.S. made clones are produced by DS Arms, and various other manufacturers have turned out...