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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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NRA Cancels 150...

The NRA recently canceled its 150-year anniversary celebration, citing rising COVID cases.
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The Super .38...

John Taffin's dream 1911 pistols in .38 Super from Volkmann Precision. Those two Luke Volkmann .45 ACP pistols were the Combatant Carry and the Custom...
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Cleanin’ Your...

When it comes to casting bullets, let’s face it, there’s a limited amount of people around to casually yack about lead alloys, different molds and cast...
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Alien Gear
Alien Gear...

The Alien Gear ShapeShift Driver Defense Holster simplifies vehicle concealed carry, providing easy and safe access to your firearm.
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Turnbullized...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a First Look at the Turnbullized Browning Buck Mark .22 lr pistol.
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The Super .38...

During the Roaring 20s, police were armed primarily with .38 Special revolvers whose ammunition would not penetrate car bodies. Colt’s answer to this...
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Pistol Small...

Did you know federal law requires marksmanship training courses to be held annually at the National Matches?
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CCW Spike...

Last week I reported on the number of active concealed pistol licenses in Washington State, because it is an “indicator” state for many things,...
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Infante S6...

The Infante S6 Ultrasonic Cleaner makes quick work of carbon and debris on handguns, revolvers, gun parts and more.
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John Taffin's...

John Taffin has written many books on handguns, covering their history, development, carrying, field use, handgun hunting, custom guns and much, much more....
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DEMAND FOR GUNS...

We’ve been a busy bunch during the first half of 2021, as reflected in the raw number of background checks initiated with the FBI’s National Instant...
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Horny Toads &...

These past few weeks had me traveling through the high desert of the Southwest to do some visiting and shooting.
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CrossBreed...

The Crossbreed Holsters Bedside Backup provides a simple way to keep a firearm within easy reach at night.
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SELF-DEFENSE...

For anyone who has ever needed a quick history on why the right to keep and bear arms is as important today as it was in the early days of the United States,
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Doubtful In Denver

Heading for my yearly pilgrimage to the NRA Whittington Center (WC) for a Holiday of sorts found me frustrated and flabbergasted.
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SHORT CIRCUIT

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that the ban on retail handgun sales to young adults under age 21...
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The Extinction Event

He was the last one. Like the dodo, the Tasmanian tiger, the passenger pigeon, or the Great Auk, William Strickland was the very last of his species.
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Knife Attack!...

“That’s what happens when you bring a knife to a gunfight,” is how the old saying goes.
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Quick Thoughts:...

Springfield Armory’s new 1911 Emissary dares to bridge the gap between defensive and custom pistols. The .45 semi-auto has a foundation of forged steel in...
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First Look at...

The .45 ACP 1911 Emissary blends form and function seamlessly in a defensive-minded handgun loaded with custom-grade features.
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COMING UP: USCCA...

I received notification registration is now open for the 2021 Concealed Carry & Home Defense Expo scheduled October 1–3 at the Fort Worth, Texas...
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Be Careful Where...

It was a torrid summer Saturday in the Mississippi Delta, and the air was so thick you could tear off a chunk and gnaw it.
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Closed Doors &...

After completing a 20-week police academy, which includes rigorous classroom studies, physical training, along with shooting, driving, defensive tactics and...
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‘YOU HAVE...

Last month, I reported on a federal lawsuit filed in Illinois challenging the Prairie State’s concealed carry statute that bans young adults aged 18–20...
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Beat Feet

It was Friday evening in the urban ER where I worked, and the freaks were out in force.
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Talking Guns

My first single-action sixgun was a 7.5" stainless Ruger Blackhawk, chambered in .45 Colt.
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Snow Globes,...

They were calling for a skiff of snow during the wee hours of the morning and tomorrow was the last day of the firearms season.
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Ruger LCP MAX:...

Special Assignments editor Roy Huntington reviews Ruger's new LCP MAX and compares it to the other pistols in the LCP family.
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HOW TO DRIVE...

Amid gun prohibitionists’ efforts to alternately cajole and intimidate Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to not sign legislation designating the Lone Star State a...
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