Best Of — Shooting Iron

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?


For nearly 150 years the word Winchester was synonymous with long guns. Yet it’s a little known fact Winchester Repeating

The .38-44


Big, Brawn Bruisers. The first of many “shooting buddies” came in my senior year of high school — 1966/1967. His

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