Posted | 0 Comments

Starting Out

Starting Out

Many times people have asked me how I got my “start” — as in, my consuming interest in firearms, followed by my lifelong career writing about them. My stock answer is, “I was born to it.” And I think that is a fact. My mother always said by the time I could go outside to play in our yard without supervision, my first moves of the day were to buckle on my toy gunbelt with...

Read More

Posted | 0 Comments

Understanding ‘Hair Trigger’ Issues

Understanding ‘Hair Trigger’ Issues

In this issue’s Ayoob Files, we focus on a case in Texas where an unintended shot from a privately-owned service pistol with a trigger pull “lighter than manufacturer-recommended duty spec” crippled a suspect for life, and profoundly impacted the involved officer and his department. The plaintiff’s lawsuit alleged negligence because the officer had created, with the best of...

Read More

Posted | 0 Comments

Goobers Or Gods?

Goobers Or Gods?

What kind of gun owner are you? I’ll bet, just by dint of the fact you...

Posted | 0 Comments

Historically Important: Model 39

Historically Important: Model 39

In 1946 Carl H. Hellstrom was elected president of S&W. An enthusiastic...

Posted | 0 Comments

Christensen Arms® Now Produce Frames...

Christensen Arms® Now Produce Frames and Slides for their 1911 Stainless and Titanium Pistol Line In-House

Christensen Arms®, manufacturers of superior hunting, tactical and sport...

Posted | 0 Comments

Icons And Has-Beens

Icons And Has-Beens

Firearms Of The Cody Museum. Walking into a firearms museum, it’s easy to...

Posted | 1 Comment

When Citizens Fight Back

When Citizens Fight Back

Are We Training Wrong? The holy grail of firearms trainers and students has...

Posted | 0 Comments

Exclusive: Little Steel Guns With Bi...

Exclusive: Little Steel Guns With Big Attitudes: Part 2

Perfecting the Perfect Pocket Pistol. I love old Pocket Pistols; many are...

Posted | 0 Comments

Exclusive: Traditions 1873 WheelGun

Exclusive: Traditions 1873 WheelGun

This .357 Magnum ‘Rawhide’ Is Fit For The Field. That Sam Colt, he was...

Posted | 4 Comments

Exclusive: Talon Grips Review

Exclusive: Talon Grips Review

A handgun is nothing if not a good match for your hand — able to be...