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...

Four Revolvers That Went To War

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Colt and Smith & Wesson...two iconic American firearm manufacturers. These are the names that come to mind when it comes to classic Americana for pistols and revolvers. Their glory days, some would argue, were...

Six-Shooting Diamonds In The Rough: Colt Police Positive and Smith & Wesson Model 10...

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As a collector, I usually walk by heavily used and abused guns, the ones that have been ridden hard and put away wet. But that isn't the case all the time. A normal run-of-the-mill...
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To Protect Itself From the Mainland, Taiwan Must Trust Its People With Arms (Part...

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To read part 2, click here.  Taiwan is increasingly in the news lately. More frequent mainland Chinese military threats to the island, Communist Chinese aircraft violating Taiwan's airspace, and tough talk toward the United States...
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The FGC-9: Emergency Civilian Armament In Countries With Strict Gun Control

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In a previous post, I briefly shared the story of the FGC-9, and its appearance in Burma's ongoing conflict. Despite facing incredible brutality after a military coup, and living in a country that was...

Shootering a Sporterized Swedish Mauser

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By Mike Searson The Swedish Mauser is one of the more exciting Mausers from both a historical perspective and that of the dedicated shooter. These small ring Mausers were developed at the end of the...
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Obscure Object of Desire: Astra 600 9mm Pistol

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At least in my experience, the modern gun show sucks. Huge letdown. It's full of striker-fired polymer-frame pistols, AR-15s, Wish-quality optics, and everything wears an extreme markup. Don't forget the cheap Chinese knives, the...

Obscure Object of Desire: Winchester Model 1911 SL Shotgun

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If you've followed any of my writing, you know I'm a shotgun nerd. I ran across the Winchester Model 1911 SL shotgun when I was doing some research into firearms I consider dangerous to...
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How I Came to Love and Appreciate the Anti-GLOCK

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Reaser Thomas Lemonds writes . . . My very first handgun was a GLOCK 17 and it was that firearm that ignited my love for shooting. I bought it at the start of the post-Sandy...
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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...
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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...

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...