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The Golden Age: Smith & Wesson in the Mid-20th Century

Some of Smith & Wesson’s finest firearms made it from drawing board to production during...

Fightin' Iron: Trouble Times Four

Early attempts to increase handgun capacity were sometimes convoluted.

The Remington 870: My Favorite Shotgun

The timeless Remington 870 is 60 years old and has seen 10 million units produced....

Fightin' Iron: Building a Utilitarian 'Trail' Rifle

Call it what you will, a bolt gun that’s purpose-built and equally badass can go...

Fightin' Iron: Origins of the .41-Caliber Revolver

The origins of today’s .41-caliber pistol are older than you think. Here's a look past...

The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

Where the rubber meets the road, function matters a lot more than form. The M1917...

Fightin' Iron: General Robert Barrow's Type 14 Nambu

Some firearms stick in your memory, regardless of how useful they may (or may not)...

The Fightin' .45: Origins & History

Our nation’s military and law enforcement relied on .45 caliber sidearms throughout history for its...

Fightin' Iron: Style & Function in Early Semi-Auto Pistols

When it comes to combat, guns need only go bang and hit their mark; aesthetics...

Fightin' Dogs: Col. Rex Applegate and Deke

As with the sword and the shield, the bond between a soldier and a dog...

The Elusive 3-Inch: Recreating Colt's Combat Python

Occasionally, custom-made firearms are even more prized than their original variants. Here's how Wiley Clapp's...

Fightin' Iron: The Origin of Semi-Auto Tactical Rifles

The versatility commonly seen in today’s semi-automatic firearms used by SWAT teams and civilians alike...

Coefficient of Cool: Appearance & Aesthetics in Gun Design

When it comes to firearms, looks may not be everything, but they add something.

Fightin' Iron: The Marine Corps Ka-Bar Knife

Among U.S. Marines’ combat gear, the Ka-Bar is especially prized.

Glock Remains Top Choice for Law Enforcement Sidearm in 2018

After the launch of the company's Gen 5 series of handguns, Glock continues to supply...

Shoot Twice: The Benefits of the 'Double-Tap'

In a life-threatening encounter, firing two rounds can be more effective than one. Here are...

Fightin' Iron: A History of the Recoilless Rifle

All U.S. military shoulder-fired, anti-materiel weapons need not kick like a mule, and the recoilless...

I Carry: Colt Wiley Clapp Commander 1911 in a Mitch Rosen ARG Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Colt Wiley Clapp...

The Machine Gun Man: Lt. Col. George Chinn

If there were a Marine Corps small arms equivalent to “According to Hoyle,” it would...

Fightin' Iron: The Krag-Jørgensen Rifle

Though its military-service life spanned slightly more than a decade, the Krag-Jørgensen rifle served as...
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