• Light, Versatile and Discreet

    The idea was simple. After all, they’re the best kind. Build a gun tough enough to be carried all day, in a caliber capable of performing a wide range of tasks, while being...

  • Apex Dream Guns

    Brownells has, for some years, teamed up with custom gun builders of all sorts to build what they call “Dream Guns” showcasing the work possible using parts available...

  • Les Baer's Black Baer 9mm & Boss .45 ACP

    It’s easy to figuratively grab a rattle-can of “Dark Earth” and spray last year’s model of just about anything and suddenly you have a “Hot new product!”

  • The Rock Island Armory 5.0 Radically Revolutionary

    The Rock Island Armory 5.0 is like the yeti, your daughter’s imaginary uni-corn, or the elusive fiscally-responsible congressman. It is the sort of mystical thing that you...

  • The Fusion of Aesthetics and Ability

    Just about 55 years ago, Ed Brown started his American dream in the way so many successful entrepreneurs do. He began moonlighting in his garage after work and on weekends,...

CrossBreed OutRider Modular Holster

CrossBreed OutRider Modular Holster

The all-new OutRider Modular Holster from CrossBreed...

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CRKT Redemption

The new CRKT Redemption folding knife is a tribute to...

Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro with 17-Round Magazine

17-Round Magazine Now Available For Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro Family

Springfield Armory has announced the launch of a new...

Take Your Range

About 10 bucks’ worth of PVC pipe, a couple of corner joints and two T-joints, a saw and a tape measure are all one needs to build a portable and...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
A Cartridge Box Of Memories

When loading them, it was just another box of .45 Colt handloads. I was preparing for a handgun hunt with good buddy Dick Thompson. My mom had died a few...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Rescued By Han Solo

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago. As a child, he was a Boy Scout and, later, a sportscaster for his high school sports program. He was a...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The Handguns of the Texas Rangers

Founded with ten brave men in the year 1823, the Texas Rangers are now celebrating their 200th Anniversary. Their first leap forward came with the very...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Aircraft Weapons of World War...

You might recognize the author of this book — Tom Laemlein. He writes for FMG Publications, often using cool pictorials to tell historical stories.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Rimless Revolvers

Without a doubt, some of the most popular and longest-lasting handgun cartridges developed have been with semi-auto pistols in mind. Primarily, I’m...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
No Great Surprise

In politics, as well as business, timing is everything. Dave Workman takes a look at current events and tests the theory.
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Meshach Browning: Maryland’s...

Each fall, Tank reaches for the familiar, dog-eared book, Forty-Four Years, The Life of a Hunter — the autobiography of Meshach Browning.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The foam pad option helps prevent the scenario of the gun grip rotating forward away from your body. It's especially helpful on smaller guns like this Springfield Armory XD-S Mod 2.
5 Appendix Carry Tips

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale was a long-time skeptic and had little success with appendix carry for any size gun until he experimented with these...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
It’s Better To Be Lucky Than Good

What is luck exactly? Entire industries turn on it, and not just casino gambling. People in suits make zillions in the stock market. However, there is not...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD

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Walther P38

The Walther P38 wasn’t the first 9mm: The honor goes to the P08 Luger which, like later German service pistols, mostly came to the U.S.
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The Taurus 856...

It isn’t often that I look at a newly-released gun and say, “huh — that’s how I would have done it.” This made the Executive a pleasant surprise...
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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, performance TX22 with the introduction of the...
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The Ups & Downs...

While we never master a handgun, there are some peculiarities we can use to improve our performance and understanding of handgun ballistics.
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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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Someday. We all have a list of things we are going to do someday. Sometimes the list is short and sometimes the list is long.
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Alarm in Albuquerque

What the heck is happening in Albuquerque? The Governor of New Mexico just outlawed carrying guns despite the U.S. and State Constitution, along with...
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Will A Laser Get You Killed?

Are laser sights a good or bad thing? Hear what the Gun Cranks have to say about these high-tech shooting tools that, depending on who you ask, are the best...
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We've Got Mail!

The Gun Cranks are back this week to respond to comments and answer real questions from real readers/listeners. All topics are on the table.
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