HANDGUNS

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Revolvers

Shooting Iron A Milestone...

There is one handgun in my racks, however, that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling every time it’s in my hands. It was made by the now-defunct United States...
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The Sixguns Of Jack Huntington

A good sixgunsmith is an artist; and every artist signs his work either deliberately or creatively. There are at least a dozen gunsmiths whose work I...
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Prior To The Peacemaker

Before the Colt Peacemaker? Before the Colt Peacemaker there was a whole boatload of other Colt single action revolvers.
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Ruger's "Detective" Gun

The Colt Detective Special was introduced in 1927 (some sources say 1928) at the suggestion of the legendary “Fitz” (J.H. Fitzgerald).
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Sixguns Of Ben Forkin

The .44 Special was my first true sixgun love and as I have gotten older I find myself returning to it more and more. Ben Forkin certainly helped fuel my...
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Parting (with) Shots When...

If you're like me, you may have accumulated a decent enough collection of guns before you realize — aw, hell — you don't love all of them equally. Not...
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Semi-Auto

The Sixguns Of Jack Huntington

A good sixgunsmith is an artist; and every artist signs his work either deliberately or creatively. There are at least a dozen gunsmiths whose work I...
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Nighthawk Thunder Ranch...

The folks at Nighthawk Custom coined the phrase, “One gun, one gunsmith” to capture their manufacturing philosophy. It means what it says.
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Parting (with) Shots When...

If you're like me, you may have accumulated a decent enough collection of guns before you realize — aw, hell — you don't love all of them equally. Not...
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The Rock Island Armory 5.0...

The Rock Island Armory 5.0 is like the yeti, your daughter’s imaginary uni-corn, or the elusive fiscally-responsible congressman. It is the sort of...
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roy Huntington with springfield armory hellcat in robins egg blue
Springfield Armory Hellcat...

In this week's First Look, Roy Huntington details how he went from a prideful Hellcat-packer to a Hellcat-less husband. Take a look at the Springfield...
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Switzerland’s P49...

Despite my cynicism, I am genuinely delighted when a gun I’m testing actually performs up to the manufacturer's claims. As a historian, I’m even more...
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Rimfire Handguns

There’s A Lot Going...

The .22 conversion is almost as old as the autopistol itself. Shortly after the adoption of the 1911, Springfield Armory began experimenting with ways to...
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Customize A $200 Gun? Of...

I suspect Ruger had an inkling of the pending home run about to be hit when they released the price-point Wrangler SA .22 revolver. In one, well-thought-out...
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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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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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