• S&W M&P .380 Shield EZ

    The call went something like this: “Hey Roy, can you break free for a quick two-dayer to S&W for a new gun launch?” —

  • Hellcat X2 Commander

    Some think the 1911 is outdated — too “old school” to be effective today. They’re not only wrong, but spectacularly wrong.

  • SIG's P229/226 Gunfighter

    SIG Sauer handgun line: the Legion series of P229 and P226 pistols.

  • Nighthawk Custom Browning Hi Power

    A classic since its introduction in the year 1935, it’s known in Europe as the GP for Grande Puissance and in the USA by the English translation, High Power or more commonly,...

  • Custom CZ's —The ‘Un-1911’

    I was at the Brownells Gunsmith Fair a few years ago talking to a polite young gent in a tie. We were in line for lunch and I had struck up a conversation since I always enjoy...

Mark Hampton taking a breather during his recent rain-forest hunt in Cameroon.

Mark Hampton, Writer and Handgun Hunter, Passes Away

Mark Hampton, world-famous handgun hunter, author of the...

Vortex Banshee Sunglasses

Vortex Ballistic-Rated Sunglasses

The Vortex Banshee sunglasses offer UV and...

Real Avid Gun Tool Edge — Pistol

Real Avid Gun Tool Edge — Pistol

From hex keys to nut wrenches, the Real Avid Gun Tool...

CZ75 9mm
A Little Off the Top

If you’re into the classic stuff, the only thing cooler than a proven service pistol is a slightly smaller version better equipped for concealed carry....
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
A selection of Blackpoint Tactical holsters
BlackPoint Tactical Holsters

While BlackPoint Tactical makes plenty of holsters for smaller carry guns, they particularly shine in two areas: hiding large guns and customization. Want...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
The Magnificent Seven

Skeeter Skelton made it known he wanted to build one last gun — a .44 Special single-action sixgun. He wanted the gun to have a 4 5/8” barrel and be...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Barranti Leather and Craft Holsters
Two Approaches To IWB Leather

While I’m often forced to use Kydex for long days outside in the South Carolina heat and humidity, it’s hard to beat the feel and comfort of a quality...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Corporal Jackie of the 3rd South African Infantry Regiment.
Corporal Jackie, The Militarized Monkey

Smart, agile, cunning and fast, baboons are social creatures who form strong familial bonds in the wild. As Jackie had been raised on the Marr farm, humans...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The Mighty J-Frame

Now approaching its 75th anniversary, the J-Frame S&W is one of the all-time great handguns.
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Grumman Goose patrol plane
Five Guys and a Goose

By divine inspiration, we four Army fliers drew seats next to an Anchorage attorney named John. John’s entry ticket was his immaculately restored,...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Remembering Mike

The passing of American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine’s Mike “Duke” Venturino hit us, his colleagues and admirers, hard.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Castner’s Cutthroats

"Castner's Cutthroats" by Jim Rearde tells the story of a small group of men known to become the Alaskan Scouts.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Water mocassin and handgun
The Deep Magic of Dads

As we made our way back home, my longsuffering bride queried amicably, “Where did you learn to do that?” Eviscerating a water moccasin with a pickup...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD

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Big Bore Meets...

First, let’s get this out of the way here. This sublime Les Baer Boss model 1911 in .45 ACP costs exactly $2,560 according to their website.
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The Frankengun &...

The “Frankengun.” I call it beautiful — and slick, sleek and seductive, a perfect packin’ piece, with plenty of personality. Did I mention it’s...
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The 30 Super...

Created specifically for concealed carry, the “30 Super Carry” offers performance matching (and even besting at times) the classic 9mm. All the while...
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Nighthawk Strikes!

If you’re a fan of tricked out 1911s you’re already familiar with Nighthawk Custom, but you may not know they offer some mighty fine cutting steel to boot.
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BBQ Colt

Recently on an Internet website a fellow asked me, “Do you have a barbeque Colt?” I replied, “Um, No, I don’t think so.”
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It’s odd how some things stick in your mind and others fly away as in a stiff wind.
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Be Prepared! Water for the...

There's one thing more essential to survival than food, and that's water. After all, it makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. This week, the Gun...
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Be Prepared! Food For the...

The Cranks are back! This time, for a multi-part series on emergency preparedness. Let's kick things off by talking about food. How much land does one...
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Should You Customize Your CCW?

How custom should your carry gun be? This week, the Cranks tackle yet another controversial topic — this time, at the suggestion of Roy Huntington.
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