MISCELLANEOUS HANDGUNS

Help For Hurting Hands

Sooner or later age catches up with all of us. For some of us, ailments such as arthritis, bursitis or neuropathy affect our ability to shoot any kind of decent practice or training session...

Tags: Birchwood Casey, Colt, G2...
05/10/19

Trigger Nometry

Squeeze them, pull them, press them, slap them, whatever you do to make a gun go boom, you do it with a trigger. Arguments abound about how you do it and what you call that action. Reviewers will...

Tags: 1911, Apex Tactical, Colt,...
05/06/19

The Knocabout Revisited:

I was casting about at a garage sale some years ago and my eye caught what I first thought was an air pistol of some sort. When I picked it up, I realized it was a single shot, break-barrel .22...

Tags: Ammunition, Andy Leather, Bear...
03/06/19

Avoiding Crimp Failures

As anyone who has fired heavy-for-caliber bullets at full pressure from a large caliber revolver can attest — the experience is exhilarating! The recoil pulse is basic Newton, for every action...

Tags: Crimp Failures, Features,...
01/12/19

A Civil Matter

If Dirty Harry had been busting heads in the 1860s, he likely would have been famous for packing an A&W instead of an S&W. This Allen and Wheelock .44 “Lipfire Army” certainly made any...

Tags: Feature, smith & wesson
01/10/19

The Day Tom Mix Didn't Die

They say there’s nothing new under the sun and “cover-ups” are a good example. Western Movie icon Tom Mix began his career in 1906, with Victoria Forde becoming his cowgirl co-star about 10...

Tags: Colt, Feature
01/10/19
Exclusive: Church Insecurity

In the beginning, there appeared a mentally ill homeless person and an angry man (possibly on some drugs) at the church of a friend. Afterward, the Elders...
Read Full Article Raymond Fleck
Exclusive: A Nosler...

Nosler has just introduced a new single-shot pistol, the Model 48 NCH. Sure they have – and I’m going to be commanding the space shuttle to Mars! No –...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Exclusive: Gun Grip N.C....

Proper grip is the cornerstone to good shooting. It is the very foundation of consistent trigger pull and shot placement. Grips are also one of the easiest...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
ArachniGrip Slide Spider

I have to give credit to ArachniGrip on style. Their products immediately caught my eye as soon as I first saw them. From the product names to the colors to...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Contender Concepts

I’ve become enamored with the .32-20 cartridge of late and after some scrounging found a barrel in that caliber on eBay for my early first generation...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Chicken Or Eggs

His Editorship, Roy, and I were both surprised at how much response was generated by my piece on pistol caliber carbines (Nov/Dec 2017). It seems you wanted...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Close Look: 1911 Goodies

So, you’ve finally gotten your dream-1911 and have cleaned it to within an inch of it’s 100+-year-old life. Your significant other is giving you “the...
Read Full Article Aimee Grant
Exclusive: Cross-Dominant...

As an aviator from age 22 on, I was subjected to eye exams every year. For many years, the results of those exams revealed 20/20 vision in my right eye and...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Exclusive: Consistent...

It’s been said consistent velocity produces greater accuracy. That is, the more consistent the velocity is between shots, the tighter the group. The more...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
Exclusive: The Mechanical...

What’s the latest innovation set to revolutionize the firearms industry? It’s not a gun, or a new ammunition, or even a new accessory. It’s a new...
Read Full Article George Kontis
Exclusive: Laser Rifles...

At high power, lasers are deadly light sources. Truck-mounted, airborne and ship-based lasers with ten to more than a thousand horsepower have shot down...
Read Full Article Bob Butler
Exclusive: Without The...

I’m informed by a focus group of “one” new shooters like a bit of boring technical stuff. They want to learn from someone who has “done it.” I...
Read Full Article Raymond Fleck
They Made A What?

When my friend Zach Waterman of Nosler told me they were working on a handgun project I didn’t believe him. Nosler makes premium bullets, brass and...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Handgunner's Gift Guide

Here is our annual compendium of conscientious consensus of what’s cool for you and your shooting buds. Take the cap off your highlighter and get to work...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Competition Vs. Hunting?

Over the years, I’ve found serious competition shooters are not generally serious hunters. Your dyed-in-the-wool hunters, those who consider hunting a...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Contender Concepts

I’ve become enamored with the .32-20 cartridge of late and after some scrounging found a barrel in that caliber on eBay for my early first generation...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Champagne Taste On A Beer...

Whether we fancy ourselves collectors, shooters, hunters or any combination of these, our typical answer to “How many guns do you need?” is “Just one...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Exclusive: A Nosler...

Nosler has just introduced a new single-shot pistol, the Model 48 NCH. Sure they have – and I’m going to be commanding the space shuttle to Mars! No –...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Thompson Center's Iconic...

Good things happened in 1967. Dr. Christian Barnard performed the first successful heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. NASA launched the Lunar...
Read Full Article Sam Fadala
Single Shot Savvy

Want to have some fun? No, seriously, want to challenge yourself and have a bit of fun along the way? Get some steel plates — I like AR 500 in either...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Exclusive: Sneak Peak at...

This just in from Bond Arms — the new Patriot. Chambered in .45 Colt and .410, this baby replaces the company’s USA Defender line. You know Bond Arms...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: DoubleTap...

I’ve already reported on the DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol’s specifications and how it is ideally suited for pocket carry -- lightweight, thin, and...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Bond Arms 'Back-Up'

It’s been about 20 years since Greg Bond redesigned the classic Remington derringer of 1866. The old iron-frame original had a weak barrel-pivot, and the...
Read Full Article J.B. Wood
Exclusive: Century Arms...

Century Arms has been importing guns from around the world for years. Their latest is an expansion from the popular Draco line in the NAK-9 semi-auto...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
A Close Look At: Accessing...

I like the minimalist approach — but I don’t want to be without, and neither do you. Key accessories spice up your shooting, make gun care easier and...
Read Full Article Aimee Grant
Exclusive: Bowen Classic...

Pistol sights have come a long way — and some sights more than others. While autopistols have benefitted from near-universal dovetail mounts for both...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough