Best Of — Shooting Iron

Handgun Esthetics


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

Liberator .45


Clandestine organizations can come up with some weird ideas. In regards to World War II and weapons the United States’

Machine Rests


Love At First Sight? My job would be much more difficult without them. The alternative to a pistol machine rest

Slugging It Out


Recently a reader sent his Editorship, Roy, a request for a specific column about how one goes about “slugging” barrels.

A Lifetime Of Hats


In my 6-plus decades I’ve worn many hats, speaking literally not figuratively. They have never been for adornment, never has

Duke’s Luck


My luck in games of chance is absolute zero. Once in my early 20s I tried my hand at blackjack.