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Black Bart

Captain Nicolae Bartholomew commanded a company of Rangers, ran like a wraith, and effortlessly knocked out a cool 100 textbook pushups in two minutes on...
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2020 FBI Crime...

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2020 revealed defunding police departments and reducing the number of cops on the beat results in higher crime. The body...
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Arctic River...

The year was 1986, and I was getting my first taste of soldiering. My initial foray into the real Army was Northern Warfare School. Did you know you can get...
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Learning the...

Prior to entering the Police Academy 36 years ago this month, I’d never shot a handgun. As a kid, I’d use crooked sticks shaped like handguns. Even...
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Gunnysack:...

Arms Preservation Inc. products feature VCI chemistry to prevent corrosion of firearms, parts, and ammunition during storage.
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How I Destroyed...

As a freshly minted gun owner, I got a bug up my butt to buy an old Walther. Money was tight, so I was looking for deals on the auction boards. One caught...
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Smith & Wesson...

When Smith & Wesson announced they were moving a major part of their operation out of Springfield, Massachusetts, where it has called home since 1852, to...
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Red in Tooth and...

A big male European boar reaches more than six feet long and weighs around 220 pounds. These animals are grouchy, mean and ravenous. Lured by the smell of...
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Should You Heat...

Ever since I started casting bullets with those Lee six-cavity molds, my tolerance for heat has increased. I got some after using their two-cavity molds for...
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Gunnysack:...

Hornady Security’s Keypad Safe is quite the upgrade from the barrel key lockbox I previously had, offering not only a quicker way to open but a much more...
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Firearms Survey...

The overwhelming majority of gun owners in the United States—a whopping 82.7 percent—own handguns and an impressive 16 percent carry a defensive sidearm...
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Cause of Death:...

It was scout pilot nirvana. We had four OH58 aeroscout helicopters and but two rated 58 drivers. We were therefore tasked to fly off our flying hour program...
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Spiff Up Your...

It’s been a few years now since Ruger released their budget-priced Wrangler, and boy, has it made an impact from kids to cantankerous codgers!
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John Wayne’s...

Rock Island Auction’s expects John Wayne’s personal Single-Action Army Revolver to bring between $20,000 and $40,000 in October 2021’s Sporting &...
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How the 2A...

Almost immediately after Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,...
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Lying is Like a...

One of ten seminal directives issued directly from the mouth of God Himself, the ninth commandment against professing falsehood represents arguably the most...
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Cast Bullet Buddies

Casting your own bullets, especially with scrounged lead, keeps cost to a minimum. It’s for this reason, as well as the independence casting your own...
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Four Sentences

I’m told I can explore a little fiction in this venue from time to time as long as I don’t make a habit of it.
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Don’t Eat the...

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

When I turned eight, I got a Harrington & Richardson Plainsman bolt-action .22 rifle for my birthday. Now I had a means for big adventure. What started out...
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The Deep Magic...

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.
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First Look:...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a First Look at an upland bird hunting vest by Chief Upland, that offers complete comfort and the ultimate...
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One-of-a-Kind...

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...
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Self Defense...

The American Handgunner staff shares our favorite EDC flashlights, weapon lights, and lasers.
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'Aloha'...

Federal judge says Hawaii handgun inspection requirement violates Second Amendment.
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CZ P-10 M CCW Pistol

Newsflash: CZ’s P-10 M semiautomatic pistol is now available in the U.S. Previously released overseas, public demand and special request has brought the...
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Arguments...

United States Supreme Court considers New York gun rights case this November.
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Raccoon Fever

The start of summer always brings back memories of going up to Grandma and Pap’s.
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Of Domesticated...

The year was 1913, and my grandfather was but eight years old. He lived on a rural Mississippi farm along with his parents and dozen siblings.
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