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Handgun Blues

The process of bluing firearms may have changed a bit in the last 300 years but the appeal to shooters has not.
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Don’t Eat the Dogfood

We were all poor and living hand to mouth. We each maintained a cabinet in the kitchen that we kept stocked with ramen, mac and cheese and similar low-cost...
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Catch .22 Escapes

You know that bored, restless feeling we all get from time to time? It usually occurs during the lazy, hazy days of summer, at least for me.
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Vintage First Look: S&W's WWII...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes us back in time to the beginning of WWII with not enough 1911's to go around. S&W stepped up with a special...
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How Far Is Too Far?

How do you determine your effective range for hunting? It’s a thought-provoking question indeed — there is no one-size fits all answer.
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Two For One:

I’m nothing if not impetuous. A few years back I got it in my head a shiny nickel-plated Colt 1911 would suit me, so I bought the first one encountered.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Test That Gun!

You’re at the range. You’ve got your handgun and ammo and you’re going to find out how it shoots. Now what?
Read Full Article Brad Miller
The Deep Magic of Fatherhood

How could something so ethereal and diaphanous be so unimaginably powerful?
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Old Gun Love

Interesting things start happening after completing our 50th ride around the sun, especially among hardcore gunmen and women.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
One-of-a-Kind Commemorative Ruger...

In honor of American Handgunner’s 45th anniversary, Ruger is giving away a one-of-kind-commemorative SR1911® in .45 auto. This semi-automatic pistol is...
Read Full Article Serena Juchnowski

Handguns

The Sixguns Of...

Colt dropped the single action from production prior to World War II and announced it would never be produced again.
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Taurus TX22 Competition with Leupold DeltaPoint PRO
Taurus Ups...

After setting a new standard for out-of-the-box rimfire handguns, Taurus has upgraded the budget-friendly,...
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The Colt Python

It was circa-1955. Bullseye shooting, where you stood on your hind legs and shot one-handed is king. Cops’...
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Basic...

When loaded heavy and fired in strong guns like the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk, the .45 Colt is one tough hombre.
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Home Defense...

We like shotguns and rifles for home defense, but we really like handguns, too. Full-size handguns are legit options...
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Everyday Workin'...

Whether we travel the sagebrush, foothills, forests, or mountains there are .44 Special loads that will handle any...
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Ruger SR1911 45th Anniversary
Commemorative Pistol Giveaway

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