Best Of — Shooting Iron

The .38-44

Big, Brawn Bruisers. By Mike “Duke” Venturino The first of many “shooting buddies” came in my senior year of high

Treasure – Or Junk?

By Mike “Duke” Venturino When are handguns classic treasures and when are they junk? It’s a good question because many


By Mike “Duke” Venturino Bling” seems to be a modern catchword in American slang. I think it refers to fancy

P35 Vs. P38

Does Hi-Cap Trump DA Mode? By Mike “Duke” Venturino Contrary to common misconception, when Germany unleashed its blitzkreig on Poland

Starting Out

By Mike “Duke” Venturino Many times people have asked me how I got my “start” — as in, my consuming

Tapers And Rolls?

Crimping De-Mystified. By Mike “Duke” Venturino Over the years I’ve done reloading seminars for cowboy action shooters. There seemed to

The 9mm Makarov:

An Oddball Cartridge By Mike “Duke” Venturino My friends say I’ve never met a $100 bill I didn’t like. That

Have A Gun…

It’s probably safe to say the number one rule of gunfighting is to have a gun. It’s easy to see

Colt’s SAA In Battle

As both a student of Plains Indian Wars history and enthusiastic handgunner I’ve paid special attention to documentable instances where