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Competition And Defense

EAA's Thoughtful Duo
Duke’s Blunder: Rare Find .38 Colt...

In the mid-summer of 2020, I spotted a very fine-looking SAA with its 5 ½" barrel clearly stamped .38 Colt. By its serial number, the Colt dated to 1899,...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Executive Action

For the first time in several years, the Second Amendment Foundation has an executive director — 36-year-old attorney Adam Kraut of Pennsylvania, a...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Dueling Doctors of Transylvania

We’ve all heard the axiom “an armed society is a polite society” and this was no more apparent during the early 1800s.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Pocket Power Carry

Choosing the right pocket holster for effective — and safe — carry.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
EDC gear for vehicles
Junk In The Trunk: Vehicle EDC

Everyday carry can extend to your daily driver, and for the Cranks, it certainly does. Listen as Brent Wheat, Tom McHale, and Ashley McGee discuss their...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Robert McLaren: The Limitless Man

As a species we are enthralled with seeing people explore their limits. Sometimes it is in the small things. “Would you rather do this by mouth or take a...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Handloader: Loading .380: Finicky...

If you had asked me 10 years ago if the .380 was a good cartridge for personal defense, I may have replied, “Marginal, at best.” But I have to admit the...
Read Full Article Lindsey Bertomen
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Springfield Armory Hellcat In...

In this week's First Look, Roy Huntington details how he went from a prideful Hellcat-packer to a Hellcat-less husband. Take a look at the Springfield...
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Gunnysack: Tuxton Tactical Magazine...

I recently picked up extended magazines for my M&P9 C.O.R.E., but my old magazine holders just weren’t up to carrying these longer and heavier mags....
Read Full Article William Starnes
The New Frontier: Colt’s Classic...

The Colt New Frontier would remain in production for the next twenty-plus years. As did Ruger seven years earlier, Colt flat-topped the frame of an existing...
Read Full Article John Taffin


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In addition to .44 Russian/.44 Colt/.44 Special and .38 Long Colt/.38 Special in several variations, Cimarron also offers both a .45 Colt and a .45...
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Walther’s Q4 SF

When Agent 009.5 found himself stranded in a country with more consonants in its name than vowels, with a job to do and nothing to do it with, he contacted...
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The Sixgunner:...

A look at Taffin’s Top .45 Colt DA sixguns.
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The Sixgunner:...

The original 1911, just as my 1914 Commercial version, had very small sights, at least for my eyes, a hammer that would quite often bite the area of the...
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Carry Options:...

This year I’m packing a K-frame, S&W Model 19 Carry Comp. The K-frame conceals easily with a vest or coat, and I like packing a .357 Magnum. The holster...
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Pack'n The Big Ones

One of the most frequent questions I receive revolves around carrying large-framed, scoped handguns.
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EDC gear for vehicles
Junk In The Trunk: Vehicle EDC

Everyday carry can extend to your daily driver, and for the Cranks, it certainly does. Listen as Brent Wheat, Tom McHale, and Ashley McGee discuss their...
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It Happened At SHOT Show:...

With so many SHOT Show conventions in the books, the Cranks had to share some of their favorite moments over the years. If you have young children, put them...
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Alternate Police Weapons...

With many years of experience as cops, Brent Wheat, Roy Huntington, and Erick Gelhaus discuss alternate methods that they've seen (or heard about) work on...
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