HANDGUNS

YOU'LL FIND COVERAGE OF EVERY STYLE AND CALIBER HERE.

Revolvers

Taurus Raging Hunter .460...

The Taurus Raging Hunter in .460 delivers what the old adage describes as: “The rich man’s demand for quality and economy — and the poor man’s need...
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Model 1858 Starr Revolver
Gift from an Advanced...

If we go by the historical record alone, the cap and ball Model 1858 Starr Revolver had to be the most advanced American handgun issued during the Civil War...
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The 7-1/2
The 7-1/2" SAA Colt New...

For me, at least, the original Single Action Army is the most eye-pleasing of sixguns. However, in a more practical sense, it needs better sights than the...
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Nighthawk Custom Browning...

A classic since its introduction in the year 1935, it’s known in Europe as the GP for Grande Puissance and in the USA by the English translation, High...
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Wheelgun Nation

At a time when almost all modern nations’ military forces were adopting semi-auto handguns, the British stubbornly clung to revolvers.
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The Anarchist Assassin Who...

Stopping power. That term sounds ominous enough. However, as it relates to handguns, stopping power is a little bit like fiscally responsible Congressmen,...
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Semi-Auto

Damascus 1911
Running the Standard...

American Handgunner field editor Jeremy Clough put the Standard Manufacturing Damascus 1911 through the gauntlet at Gunsite Academy in Arizona and shared...
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Les Baer Custom Carry Commanche
Les Baer’s Custom Carry...

There’s something about a Les Baer Custom 1911 allowing them to stand-apart from most others. While taking advantage of modern machine technology to help...
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Pocket Power Perfected

The Springfield XD-S Mod.2 Subcompact is a polymer-framed .45 ACP carry gun thinner than a 9mm GLOCK 43, weighing two oz. less than a .380 ACP Walther PPK/S.
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Channel Your Inner Gun...

There’s something inherently satisfying about creating a custom handgun. You know, one built with just the features and components you want.
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CZ75 9mm
A Little Off the Top

If you’re into the classic stuff, the only thing cooler than a proven service pistol is a slightly smaller version better equipped for concealed carry....
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S&W M&P .380 Shield EZ

The call went something like this: “Hey Roy, can you break free for a quick two-dayer to S&W for a new gun launch?” —
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Rimfire Handguns

Pistols in the Wild Blue...

From World War I through the Cold War, U.S. pilots chose to carry a pistol with them as they went out to fly and fight for their country.
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Colt King Cobra Target .22LR
Switched At Birth

My first thought when I picked up the Colt King Cobra Target .22 LR was, “Is this a mini-Python?” I had reason to wonder.
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Colt Ace .22 Conversion

FMG's Roy Huntington shows how you can have some cheap fun with your favorite 1911 using the Colt Ace .22 conversion unit.
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Ruger’s Super Wrangler

After offering the Single-Six for all these many years, someone at Ruger caught the same skill at reading the public pulse and came up with an alternative...
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Develop A Rimfire Routine

You study for tests, train for marathons, practice for soccer games — why not train for concealed carry? Choosing to carry a firearm is a decision not to...
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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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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

No Magic Bullet!

At the age of 5 I shot a 200-pound pig in the head with a .22 LR. It was dead when it hit the ground. I shot lots of .22 ammo as a kid, but after watching...
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Get A Grip!

Yeah, I have my share of GLOCKs. But my first and last love is single-action revolvers. There, I’ve said it and I’m sticking to my guns (mostly in .45...
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Keith’s Crown Jewel

I recently shared my favorite .45 caliber bullet molds from Lee Precision. My intention was to illustrate how low-priced molds can produce excellent,...
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Use Your Sights In A Gunfight?

Fortunately, technology has erased the need for compromise. It’s now possible to have precise sight alignment without ever taking your focus from where it...
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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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