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Revolvers

The .44 Special Ain't So...

In regards to the criterion by which revolvers and their cartridges are judged, the .44 Special can’t do a single thing many others do just as well — or...
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Rock Island Armory AL3.1
Rock Island Armory AL3.1:...

Join us for another First Look with Special Projects Editor Roy Huntington. He takes some shots with the new Rock Island Armory AL3.1 — a six-shot .357...
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First Look: Armscor AL22M
The Armscor AL22M:...

In this First Look, Special Projects Editor Roy Huntington takes a look at the Armscor AL22M — an eight-shot .22 Magnum revolver.
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Classic Everyday Carry:...

In my personal opinion, the most practical Colt SAAs are the Shorties. I have three right now: the “Sheriff’s Model” mentioned above, a .45 with a 3...
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The Magnum Research BFR...

The folks responsible for producing BFR revolvers offer the shooter options to build their own custom revolver. BFR, by the way, stands for Biggest Finest...
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Pistolsmithing: Carry...

Small and light S&W J-frames are perfect for everyday carry. Frames come in both steel and aluminum, exposed and hammerless versions.
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Semi-Auto

Big Ones Short Ones Tall Ones

Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a beginner picking your first pistol for self defense, it doesn’t take long to realize the 1911 is still the king...
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Better Shooting:...

The first handgun I ever purchased, more than fifty years ago, was a Beretta Model 71. The Beretta 70 series was in production from 1958 to 1985. Initially...
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One and Done: In Search of...

What of the survival handgun? What features should it have? This was the central question in an event I recently attended at Gunsite: if you were limited...
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Springfield Armory XD-M in OD Green
Springfield Armory...

Just in time for fall hunting season, Springfield Armory has released an exclusive variant of their XD-M® Elite 4.5" OSP™ 10mm developed specifically for...
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War Trophies: Captured...

When American troops began to deploy to France in late 1917, they would soon realize the horrors of modern warfare. But they would also find one of the few...
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Vantage Point: The French...

It was 2004, and my wife was looking for a concealed carry pistol. Doing something right for a change, likely by accident, I decided to accompany her on the...
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Rimfire Handguns

TaurusTX 22 Competition
From The Rental Wall:...

Rimfire handguns are some of the most fun around, especially when it comes to competitive shooting. That's why Nic Lenze pulled the TaurusTX 22 for today's...
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One and Done: In Search of...

What of the survival handgun? What features should it have? This was the central question in an event I recently attended at Gunsite: if you were limited...
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Better Shooting: The...

I know of no better tool for learning handgun skills than a quality double-action revolver. For me, the Smith & Wesson K22 is about perfect.
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Rimfire Accuracy: Pure,...

Handgun hunters can benefit greatly from shooting a .22 rimfire. Most everyone will agree to this, but I find myself overlooking the obvious sometimes....
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The Keith #5 Single-Action...

I’d venture to say the #5 is the most copied, imitated, sought after, and basis, for custom single-action sixguns. A #5 sixgun has its own traits. The...
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Ruger's Versatile SR22:...

The SR22 is a hammer-fired, double-action /single action pistol and features a magazine disconnect safety.
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Airguns

Your Range Training Partner

The Umarex GLOCK 17 Gen5 T4E First Edition is a faithful replica of the real GLOCK 17, and its manual of operation is so similar it can be used as a...
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Practice Without Using Up...

American Handgunner's Tom McHale finds a way to practice his handgun skills without using any ammo. Modeled after its award-winning 9mm counterpart, the...
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Umarex Is Changing The Way...

Introducing the new ReadyAir Airgun Compressor by Umarex. A newly patented oilless technology to fill up PCP reservoirs easily and quickly.
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Air Saber
AirSaber For Handgunners?

American Handgunner's Tom McHale has some First Look fun with Umarex's AirSaber air archery arrow rifle airgun.
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Full-Auto Fun With Beretta

American Hangunner editor Roy Huntington has his First Look at Umarex's Beretta Model 92A1 BB Pistol and takes a tin can down.
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AIRGUNS: AFFORDABLE ...

When you live in the suburbs, most neighbors tend to frown upon the idea of constructing a shooting range in your backyard.
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Miscellaneous Handguns

Review of Bond Arms Stinger
Review: The Bond Arms Stinger

In this video from American Handgunner, Nic Lenze reviews the Bond Arms Stinger.
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Ronnie Wells Grip Frames...

Consistency is the key for accurate handgun shooting. This includes loads, stance, whether you’re using a rest or not, trigger press, follow through and grip.
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The SilencerCo Hybrid 46M

Amidst a cluttered landscape of sound suppressor manufacturers these days, SilencerCo remains firmly ensconced at the top of the heap.
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A Budget-Friendly Carry Optic

AMERIGLO, the American-made leader in tritium, fiber rod, and custom OEM iron sights, has recently announced their all-new AMERIGLO Haven red dot sight.
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Colt's Great Eight: The...

Colt offered 1st Generation SAA revolvers in 36 different calibers. Considering 2nd and 3rd Generation models, what are the Great 8 Colt SAA cartridges of...
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SPREAD THE PUNCH

As I get older, I’ve discovered the increasing importance of size, shape and diameter when it comes to shooting big bore sixguns.
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