• 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...

  • Cream of the Crop: Wilson Combat SFT9 9mm

    The SFX9 pistol added a few design twists. The most visible differences are a solid frame design with Wilson’s distinctive “X” patterning cut into the frontstrap,...

  • Springfield Armory's Micro-Compact Hellcat

    The new Springfield Armory Micro-Compact Hellcat concealed carry pistol packs as much 9mm as you might carry in a full-sized Browning Hi-Power — all going into a trim little...

  • Sixgun Savvy: Armscor’s .357/.22 Magnums

    Armscor’s newest line-up of .22 LR, .22 Mag., .357 and 9mm revolvers reflect the business experience Czech industry shows off.

  • Ruger’s 75th Anniversary SR1911

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of Sturm, Ruger & Co., founded in 1949 by partners Alexander McCormick Sturm and William Batterman Ruger. When Sturm died suddenly in 1951,...

Garmin Xero C1 Pro Case

Garmin Xero C1 Pro Case

The Garmin Xero C1 Pro Case from Skinner Sights features...


Passing — Contributing Editor Mike “Duke” Venturino

Beloved American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine...

Springfield Armory Echelon pistol in Desert FDE And OD Green

Springfield Armory Echelon Now Available In Desert FDE And OD Green

The Springfield Armory Echelon 9mm pistol is available...

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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
The Best Handguns I’ve Known

Looking back on my long career of handgun shooting, I’ve come to realize that some of the hundreds I’ve experienced stood head and shoulders over others...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
The Franklin Armory G17 Binary Firing System transforms your standard Gen 3 GLOCK 17into something both more fun and more capable.
Rock Your GLOCK

The Franklin Armory G17 Binary Firing System transforms your humble Gen 3 GLOCK 17 into something altogether more.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Post OIS — The Long Game

After a shooting, there are agonizingly long investigations … and then, more than one jury to face. After an officer-involved shooting (OIS), there will...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Wheelgun Nation

At a time when almost all modern nations’ military forces were adopting semi-auto handguns, the British stubbornly clung to revolvers.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Wagan Tech FlexxLite

Here’s a nifty tool for your gun bench, safe, reloading projects, or almost anything else.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Gettin’ Loaded

After doing the dishes, Dobe Grant and I retired to his spacious living room. Sinking into his large, overstuffed leather chairs, he said, “I got a new...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Ammo Testing: Staccato Range and...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale tests both variants of Staccato's 9mm Ammo — Range and Match — with a 4.4" Staccato P pistol.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
U-1206: The U-boat That Was Sunk by...

World War II saw the most profound technological advancements in military history. That’s where we got assault rifles, jet combat aircraft, ballistic...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
About 25 Years Ago

About 25 years ago, my grandfather gifted me a beautiful Colt Woodsman Target pistol—and I do mean pristine. While the box was long gone, what emerged...
Read Full Article Tom McHale

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Wilson Combat WCP320

Known for their high-performance 1911 pistols, tactical long guns and accessories, Wilson Combat has something new to satisfy shooters yearning for a...
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A Robar Single...

In December 1996 I was invited to participate in a unique class conducted at Thunder Ranch, then located in Texas.
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Ruger American...

The Ruger American Competition pistol is a whole lot of gun for the money. Building upon the time-tested Ruger American line, the new Competition is...
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.45 Colt...

While loving the simplicity of the strong and reliable single-action thumb-cocker, I’m savvy enough to appreciate its swinging sidekick — the...
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Rob Leahy And...

If you like guns, holsters and leather gear, along with workshops, dogs and great people, read on. While out in Arizona, I had a chance to catch up with Rob...
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The Worldwide Edge!

Trade and expanding one’s horizons has always been a part of mankind’s nature, and the reason we have a global economy today.
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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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