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Deer and hogs are hunting staples in the lower 48. When using a handgun to hunt, what are the best calibers and why?
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Anyone who has studied the history of military handguns must wonder how some ordnance officers formed their concepts of ideal handguns.
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Now, the Smith & Wesson Shield 2.0 is getting the Performance Center treatment with premium features such as factory-ported barrels and slides. The ports...
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Here we are, a month into winter, and I can think of no better time of year to head to the loading bench to reconstitute my ammunition supply. First though,...
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You know those Christmas card letters you get where people tell you about their year? You either love them or hate them? Well, this is kind of one of those…
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A Most Noxious Weed

I despise cigarettes. Cigarettes cause heart disease and lung cancer, among a great many other vile things. Heart disease is not my problem.
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Retro Custom Guns: The Gunsmithing Trend

Custom gunsmiths are working overtime to create cool retro guns. The trend has been going on for a few years. It seems that gun owners are looking more to...
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Streamlight’s Bandit headlamp is designed to be lightweight and low-profile for a variety of uses. At 180 lumens on high and 35 lumens on low, it isn’t...
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I never imagined concealed carry could be so comfortable. 1791 Gunleather’s Smooth Concealment Holster is the very first IWB holster I’ve forgotten...
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It wouldn’t be fair to say Ruger was built on the single action, but it wouldn’t be entirely inaccurate either.
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If you’re like me, you’re constantly sneaking down to your gunroom or safe for a quick visit. You might even free a few of your friends to hold, fondle...
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Recently I acquired a handgun I’d rather not have. Barrie Gwillim, a shooting buddy and close friend, died last fall and left me a couple of handguns.
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I started reloading in the late 1950s using the Lyman #310 Tool. This is a “Nutcracker” type of tool requiring each step in the reloading process to be...
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For the custom pistolsmith it’s not always about cosmetics, the pistol has to function and be accurate.
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Getting Good Gear

Before the advent of modern materials, handgunners generally carried in some type of leather holster. Now, the choices are virtually endless.
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