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Never Give Up!

This “never give up” attitude also has other applications, such as self-defense. The first rule to self-defense is avoidance.
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A Combat Mini...

Beater guns make perfect project guns. A few years back, I had Ken Kelly of Mag-na-port International fame transform a beater of mine into something marvelous.
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SIG SAUER Makes...

Earlier this month something historic happened, as SIG SAUER became the first-ever “Double Diamond” multi-year corporate sponsor of the Second Amendment...
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Nick

Helicopters, survival, and St. Nick.
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The Christmas Buck

The sound of the gravel lane leading to one of my favorite hunting spots is soothing to my ears. I wave to Charlie, the live-in groundskeeper of the farm....
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SK Customs...

SK Customs just announced their second edition, “Zeus,” to the Gods of Olympus Engraver Series. This work of art has a limited production run of 200 and...
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Cold

I thought I had been cold before. I have come home from deer hunting with my dad in the Mississippi Delta to find ice formed on the inside of my boots. I...
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Make Your...

Now is the best of time for customizing that old shooter of yours. And it’s better than a new gun, because you’re calling the shots, making all the...
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Federal Premium...

Federal Premium's 135-grain Hydra-Shok Deep 9mm personal defense ammo boasts excellent groups and performance.
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Ichthyophobia

It turns out my problem has a name. It’s called Ichthyophobia. The word comes from the Greek “ichthus,” meaning “big fish,” and “phobos,”...
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Northern...

Made of a mostly lead alloy, this bullet has a copper bottom on it to scrape away any “fouling” that may pollute your barrel. Northern Precision Custom...
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Making the .38...

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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Springfield...

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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Party Like...

Oddly, it was early Saturday afternoon that was invariably the most fascinating. The typical MO involved the obligatory massive frat party the night before.
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CrossBreed...

Designed for strong side carry — the 3:30 to 5 o’clock area for right-hand draw, 7 to 8:30 for left-hand draw— the CrossBreed MiniTuck® IWB does not...
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The Classic Junk...

Certain junk drawer items spark long ago memories. For instance, my drawer has the pocketknife my pap gave me when I was seven. The blade is ground down...
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Making Babies

Delivering babies was one of the more rewarding things I got to do during medical training.
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The Sixgunner:...

The Freedom Arms Model 97 is a natural for the .32 Magnum and my first is a 7-1/2″ version with the added versatility of a .32-20 cylinder.
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Springfield...

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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Fighting...

Fighting back against vaccination mandates by the President, assorted governors and some big city mayors — local police departments and their unions took...
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Fascinating People

I’ve always been a pretty trusting guy. I find that if I treat people the way I would like to be treated, then most of life turns out rosy.
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An Inside Look...

Lately, I’ve been getting my Elmer on. Yup! Been reading up and researching the Grand Old Man of Handgunning. Up until seven years ago, there was a place...
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The Sixgunner:...

The .32 Magnum begins with the .32 S&W Long and is nothing more than an elongated .32 Long — a most pleasant shooting and accurate cartridge especially...
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A Dark Continent...

My friend Dick showed his confidence with cast bullets and big revolvers by using it on an out of country hunt — not an inexpensive proposition.
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Black Bart

Captain Nicolae Bartholomew commanded a company of Rangers, ran like a wraith, and effortlessly knocked out a cool 100 textbook pushups in two minutes on...
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2020 FBI Crime...

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2020 revealed defunding police departments and reducing the number of cops on the beat results in higher crime. The body...
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Arctic River...

The year was 1986, and I was getting my first taste of soldiering. My initial foray into the real Army was Northern Warfare School. Did you know you can get...
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Learning the...

Prior to entering the Police Academy 36 years ago this month, I’d never shot a handgun. As a kid, I’d use crooked sticks shaped like handguns. Even...
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Gunnysack:...

Arms Preservation Inc. products feature VCI chemistry to prevent corrosion of firearms, parts, and ammunition during storage.
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How I Destroyed...

As a freshly minted gun owner, I got a bug up my butt to buy an old Walther. Money was tight, so I was looking for deals on the auction boards. One caught...
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Smith & Wesson...

When Smith & Wesson announced they were moving a major part of their operation out of Springfield, Massachusetts, where it has called home since 1852, to...
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Red in Tooth and...

A big male European boar reaches more than six feet long and weighs around 220 pounds. These animals are grouchy, mean and ravenous. Lured by the smell of...
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Should You Heat...

Ever since I started casting bullets with those Lee six-cavity molds, my tolerance for heat has increased. I got some after using their two-cavity molds for...
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Gunnysack:...

Hornady Security’s Keypad Safe is quite the upgrade from the barrel key lockbox I previously had, offering not only a quicker way to open but a much more...
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Firearms Survey...

The overwhelming majority of gun owners in the United States—a whopping 82.7 percent—own handguns and an impressive 16 percent carry a defensive sidearm...
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Cause of Death:...

It was scout pilot nirvana. We had four OH58 aeroscout helicopters and but two rated 58 drivers. We were therefore tasked to fly off our flying hour program...
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Spiff Up Your...

It’s been a few years now since Ruger released their budget-priced Wrangler, and boy, has it made an impact from kids to cantankerous codgers!
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John Wayne’s...

Rock Island Auction’s expects John Wayne’s personal Single-Action Army Revolver to bring between $20,000 and $40,000 in October 2021’s Sporting &...
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How the 2A...

Almost immediately after Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,...
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Lying is Like a...

One of ten seminal directives issued directly from the mouth of God Himself, the ninth commandment against professing falsehood represents arguably the most...
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Cast Bullet Buddies

Casting your own bullets, especially with scrounged lead, keeps cost to a minimum. It’s for this reason, as well as the independence casting your own...
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Four Sentences

I’m told I can explore a little fiction in this venue from time to time as long as I don’t make a habit of it.
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Don’t Eat the...

We were all poor and living hand to mouth. We each maintained a cabinet in the kitchen that we kept stocked with ramen, mac and cheese and similar low-cost...
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Catch .22 Escapes

When I turned eight, I got a Harrington & Richardson Plainsman bolt-action .22 rifle for my birthday. Now I had a means for big adventure. What started out...
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The Deep Magic...

How could something so ethereal and diaphanous be so unimaginably powerful?
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Old Gun Love

Interesting things start happening after completing our 50th ride around the sun, especially among hardcore gunmen and women.
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First Look:...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a First Look at an upland bird hunting vest by Chief Upland, that offers complete comfort and the ultimate...
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One-of-a-Kind...

In honor of American Handgunner’s 45th anniversary, Ruger is giving away a one-of-kind-commemorative SR1911® in .45 auto. This semi-automatic pistol is...
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Self Defense...

The American Handgunner staff shares our favorite EDC flashlights, weapon lights, and lasers.
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'Aloha'...

Federal judge says Hawaii handgun inspection requirement violates Second Amendment.
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CZ P-10 M CCW Pistol

Newsflash: CZ’s P-10 M semiautomatic pistol is now available in the U.S. Previously released overseas, public demand and special request has brought the...
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Arguments...

United States Supreme Court considers New York gun rights case this November.
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Raccoon Fever

The start of summer always brings back memories of going up to Grandma and Pap’s.
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Of Domesticated...

The year was 1913, and my grandfather was but eight years old. He lived on a rural Mississippi farm along with his parents and dozen siblings.
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