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Big Bore Meets Big Block

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Cream of the Crop: Wilson Combat SFT9 9mm

Overlooked, Underloved

Handgun hunters have considerable choice of cartridges suitable for hunting. Heck, I would hate to guess the number of rounds capable of taking deer and...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
The assassination of James Garfield by the lunatic Charles Guiteau was made all the worse by the misadventures of the presidential physicians.
When Doctors Killed The President

Given the internet-fueled insanity that has been American government for the last decade or so, one might be forgiven for believing that crazy people doing...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The Sixguns Of John Gallagher

The first sixgun John Gallagher ever built for me was several years ago and it’s my Big Little Sixgun — actually a big sixgun shooting a small...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Wooden Wonders

Look again. These are both fully functional guns, a Colt Single Action Army and an 1851 Navy.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Threat Response Fundamental Number...

You’ve moved to create distance, backing away from the threat, issued verbal commands — “Stop!” — and gotten behind cover for protection. The...
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
The Shadow Systems Foundation Series

It has been such a treat watching Shadow Systems thrive. They started out as an idea in 2016 and have since blossomed into something truly epic. Their CEO,...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Pistol With A History

When Joseph W. Marshall, then 78, passed away in Seattle in May 1988, the headline on his obituary in the old Post-Intelligencer newspaper was a bland...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Elmer Keith's No. 5 Colt SAA Revolver
Rehashing Elmer Keith's No. 5 Colt...

When picking up the No. 5, the first thing noticed is the deceptive lightness of the gun. You’d think it’s going to be heavier, but due to the balance...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
House of Defensive Horrors

There are situations where a gun is not the lifesaving tool of choice to solve the tactical problem.
Read Full Article Steve Tarani
Taylor's & Company 10mm 1911 FS Tactical
Taylor’s & Company 10mm 1911 FS...

The new Taylor's & Company Full Size Tactical 1911 pistol chambered in 10mm is the latest addition to the company's 1911 family.
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Gary Reeder's...

Since 1967 I’ve been shooting cap and ball revolvers — replicas and/or originals — of Colts and Remingtons dating from the Civil War era. So when his...
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Diamondback AM2

Concealed carriers are the most responsible citizens in society. The folks at Diamondback Firearms know this, and have something to offer fiscally...
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Novak Fitz...

An early Novak gun, this Mk VI Webley is a Fitz-Special style conversion designed for concealed carry. Chopped, bobbed and night sighted, it was ahead of...
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Olamic Cutlery

The most sought after tactical knives typically fall into two categories: overbuilt bruisers and stylish slicers. Olamic Cutlery of Visalia, California is...
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Favorite 45 Bullets

Today’s reloader has a nearly endless supply of jacketed and factory cast bullets available for reloading the .45 Colt.
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Big Guy — Or...

Since I’m on the smaller side, I reached out to some of my bigger buddies to pick their brains on how they carry concealed. They all agreed it was...
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Gun Cleaning ... Why Bother?

Too much of a good thing is still too much. The same can be true when it comes to gun cleaning. In this episode of the Gun Cranks, things get dirty as Brent...
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is the .44 magnum too much gun?
Is The .44 Magnum Too Much...

The .44 Magnum was famously called "the most powerful handgun [cartridge] in the world" by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry. But is too much of a good thing...
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Open Carry Is Stupid!

Quite possibly, for the very first time, all three Gun Cranks agree on something — open carry is stupid! In this episode, the Gun Cranks share various...
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