HANDGUNS

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Revolvers

Learning the Basics of Gun...

The first “real” gun I got to shoot was my older brother’s Daisy 1894 lever action BB gun. By now I was six, had both eyes (barely) and all my fingers...
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Cimarron’s Concealed...

In addition to .44 Russian/.44 Colt/.44 Special and .38 Long Colt/.38 Special in several variations, Cimarron also offers both a .45 Colt and a .45...
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Spiff Up Your Ruger...

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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Magnum Research BFR EK#5...

Magnum Research’s Custom Shop recently released a tribute gun, honoring the Idaho cowboy and Grand Ol’ Man of Sixguns, Elmer Keith. The BFR EK#5 gun...
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The Frankengun & Freud

The “Frankengun.” I call it beautiful — and slick, sleek and seductive, a perfect packin’ piece, with plenty of personality. Did I mention it’s...
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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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Semi-Auto

How I Destroyed - And...

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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SCCY DVG-1 Striker-Fired...

The SCCY DVG-1’s machining is flawless, packing quality in a striker-fired compact pistol package that retails below $300.
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Springfield Armory's New...

For the ultimate in a defensive/trail pistol, Springfield Armory has announced the new XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact OSP in 10mm. Special Assignments Editor Roy...
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The Luger Pistol: Anatomy,...

In 1903 the Luger design was accepted by the Imperial German Navy and in 1908 by the Kaiser’s army as the Parabellum P08. Thus was born arguably the most...
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A Rare, One-of-a-Kind...

The Hi-Power, John Moses Browning’s last design, was completed after his death at FN by Dieudonné Saive of FAL rifle fame and is the rarest of all...
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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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Rimfire Handguns

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Misadventures of a...

I’m not new to firearms, just to handguns. If you ask me about service rifle reloading, natural point of aim, or reading mirage, I can help you....
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The Ultimate Range Plinker

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale takes a First Look at the new TaurusTX 22 Competition model and finds it has more uses than just competition.
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Rock Island Armory

Most shooters, especially if they began at a young age, started by shooting .22s.
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Taurus TX22 Competition with Leupold DeltaPoint PRO
Taurus Ups Performance...

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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KelTec P17 Rimfire

Some gun-people may glance at the new KelTec P17 and dismiss it as just another mid-sized polymer-frame pistol.
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Taurus 942 & Defender 856

Since their inception, and later introduction to the U.S. market in 1968, Taurus has led the way in affordable, reliable firearms.
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Airguns

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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umarex beretta mod. 92a1

Nope, this isn’t a “real” Beretta. But at first glance, it really looks like one. In the hand it feels like one too, with the right weight, heft and...
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Miscellaneous Handguns

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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Feeding Your .45 Sixguns

Hands down, the .45 Colt is my favorite handgun cartridge. You know this! Sure, I love other cartridges too, fickle as I am, but .45 caliber cartridges just...
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How to make Sure a Pistol ...

When a novice asks for advice on purchasing a first handgun, a popular suggestion is to try various handguns and find one that “feels right.”
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gear to wet your whistle

I don’t know how ground conditions are where you live, but around here buying a box of ammo these days requires three lawyers, a letter of credit and a...
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DIY Stocks With SK Grips

The easiest and most noticeable way to change the personality of your shooter is by giving it some custom stocks.
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80% Arms Build Part 2
Build Your Own 80%...

Do you want to build your own handgun from a kit? Tom McHale shows you how to convert the 80 Percent Arms GST-9 into a functioning and legal handgun using...
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