Best Of — Shooting Iron

Snub-Nosed S&W’s


Before J-Frames By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos By Yvonne When someone says snub-nosed Smith & Wessons to us ancient sorts,

Dog People


By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos By Yvonne Venturino Since gun people tend to like dogs too, I’m sure you’ve noticed

After The Lead Cools


By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino After you have a pile of freshly cast handgun bullets what comes next?

The Greats Of Gunwriting


By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos By Yvonne Venturino According to most every website one visits where gunwriters might be discussed

Winchester Handguns?


By Mike “Duke” Venturino For nearly 150 years the word Winchester was synonymous with long guns. Yet it’s a little

The .38-44


Big, Brawn Bruisers. By Mike “Duke” Venturino The first of many “shooting buddies” came in my senior year of high

Treasure – Or Junk?


By Mike “Duke” Venturino When are handguns classic treasures and when are they junk? It’s a good question because many



By Mike “Duke” Venturino Bling” seems to be a modern catchword in American slang. I think it refers to fancy

P35 Vs. P38


Does Hi-Cap Trump DA Mode? By Mike “Duke” Venturino Contrary to common misconception, when Germany unleashed its blitzkreig on Poland

Starting Out


By Mike “Duke” Venturino Many times people have asked me how I got my “start” — as in, my consuming