Category Archives: Shooting Iron

Treasure – Or Junk?


When are handguns classic treasures and when are they junk? It’s a good question because many uninitiated people think just



Bling” seems to be a modern catchword in American slang. I think it refers to fancy doodads. For my entire

P35 Vs. P38


Does Hi-Cap Trump DA Mode? Contrary to common misconception, when Germany unleashed its blitzkreig on Poland in 1939 precipitating World

Starting Out


Many times people have asked me how I got my “start” — as in, my consuming interest in firearms, followed

Tapers And Rolls?


Crimping De-Mystified. Over the years I’ve done reloading seminars for cowboy action shooters. There seemed to be a universal lack

The 9mm Makarov:


An Oddball Cartridge My friends say I’ve never met a $100 bill I didn’t like. That being said, I’ve never

Have A Gun…


It’s probably safe to say the number one rule of gunfighting is to have a gun. It’s easy to see

Colt’s SAA In Battle


As both a student of Plains Indian Wars history and enthusiastic handgunner I’ve paid special attention to documentable instances where

Handgun Esthetics


Why are so many of today’s handguns ugly? Do handgun manufacturers test design applicants for a sense of esthetics and