HANDGUNS

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

Revolvers

Making the .38 Special...

It wasn’t until Elmer Keith started experimenting with the anemic round when the .38 Special reached full potential. It was also the seed planted for...
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Vintage Wheelguns for Self...

Bill said, “I’m thinking of a revolver my Daddy had, a little S&W Regulation Police. We still have some of daddy’s stuff stored and if I looked long...
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Novak Fitz Special Webley...

An early Novak gun, this Mk VI Webley is a Fitz-Special style conversion designed for concealed carry. Chopped, bobbed and night sighted, it was ahead of...
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EDC Micro-Carry

A “micro-carry” system of the smallest practical gun and support gear I could find.
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Colt’s Most Popular...

As odd as it may seem, some of the Colt SAA’s most popular chamberings have been developed by Winchester; as in Winchester Center Fire or as we know them...
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S&W's .38 Special Victory...

The old 1917 revolvers were dusted off yet the numbers were still far short. Smith & Wesson responded with a “Hand Ejector” .38 S&W Special revolver to...
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Semi-Auto

A High-End Carry / Defense...

Shadow Systems is a different sort of handgun manufacturer. Their superlative line of defensive pistols comes standard with all the bells and whistles...
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Springfield Armory 1911...

Springfield Armory has taken their 1911 Ronin series and added to the family – just in time for the holidays. New is the 1911 Ronin Enhanced Micro Pistol...
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Ruger LCP Max .380 ACP...

Just recently, Ruger introduced the LCP MAX, based on the LCP II system. The MAX offers 10 rounds in a sort of “mini” wide-body magazine looking...
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New! Springfield Armory...

Springfield Armory's latest entry in the race to provide top-notch firearms at affordable price points is the anchor of a new family of 1911 pistols — the...
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Springfield Armory...

The 1911 Emissary not only looks the dapper part of a secret agent on a mission, it’s built to perform accordingly. The first thing you’ll notice is the...
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Springfield Armory SA-35...

FMG's Roy Huntington does a complete review of Springfield Armory's newly released SA-35. As Roy tests it for accuracy and performance, this iconic pistol...
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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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The Ups & Downs of Handgun...

While we never master a handgun, there are some peculiarities we can use to improve our performance and understanding of handgun ballistics.
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