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THE SIXGUNNER HIMSELF: GUNS, GEAR & MORE
Freedom Arms Model 97 .32...

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz. Oh what a relief it is!” Anyone over the age of 40 will probably remember the catchy little tune sung by Speedy Alka Seltzer way...
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S&W’s Performance Center

If there’s anything handier for setting up housekeeping than a good .22 I don’t know what it is. The first gun I ever shot was a Harrington & Richardson...
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Return Of The Combat Magnum

Bill Jordan, Marine combat veteran and Border Patrol Chief Inspector when he retired in 1965, was directly responsible for the Smith & Wesson .357 Combat...
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Springfield's Quaint Saint

As one who was never bitten by the MSR bug, I suddenly find myself fascinated by the latest iteration of the MSR platform from Springfield Armory. In 2016,...
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Ruger's Trifecta Of Nines

Ruger took a long time to get into the manufacturing of 1911s, waiting until the 100th Anniversary of John Browning’s magnificent design. When they did...
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A Rifle-Round Ruger Blackhawk?

When the United States military adopted the .223 as its standard cartridge, thousands upon thousands of rounds of .30 Carbine surplus ammo were offered to...
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Cimarron's Wild Bunch Of .45's

I’ve always been a fan of Western movies, good Western movies that is, and one of the best ever is The Wild Bunch. When I first saw it back in 1969, it...
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Harpers Ferry Armory Handguns

What does the name “Harpers Ferry” mean to you? For gun fans and history buffs, it’s tied to a proud tradition of gun making. Fast forward to the 21st...
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Charter Arms' New "Auto"...

Charter Arms has been going to the dogs for over half a century. In the mid-1960’s Charter Arms combined dogs and the .44 Special when they brought out...
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Ruger’s SR1911 Target...

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 in 2011, Ruger brought out their first version of the 1911. It was a full-sized, stainless steel .45 with...
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Single-Action Sixguns

The Colt Single Action Army which was produced from 1873 until the end of 1940 is now known to collectors as the 1st Generation. During this time nearly...
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A Tale of Two Nines

Afew years ago I got the idea I needed a full-sized 1911 chambered in 9mm. I thought it would be easy to find one but how wrong I was. By this time...
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A New Trio From Ruger

Usually when manufacturers bring out something new and improved it’s anything but, so it’s a very special occasion when it’s actually accomplished....
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Hearing Protection Hints

I live in a mostly silent world. The man who said silence is golden was right, most of the time. Silence is very pleasant when sitting in a deer stand or at...
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