handguns

Are Percussion Revolvers and Single-Shot Muzzleloaders Obsolete?

It’s known that firearms can serve for a long time after they’re no longer cutting edge. Flintlocks held on long into the percussion era. During the American Civil War, plenty of cavalry units, especially local militias, turned up with single-shot pistols despite Colt’s revolvers having been on the market for a while by then.

Solving Issues with Brass Casings

Recently, while shooting a Norinco SKS, I experienced a failure to go into battery. Upon removing the cartridge, I found the round to be “shrouded” by another brass casing.

First Look: DeSantis Thumb Break & Speed Scabbard Holsters

Two handgun holsters from DeSantis, the Thumb Break & Speed Scabbard, showcase the company's build quality. 

The M1 Garand National Match Rifle

The United States was the only country to provide a semi-automatic rifle as standard issue to its military forces from the onset of the war. In excess of five million M1 Garands were produced between 1936 and 1945.

First Look: Cold Steel Recon 1 Tactical Folding Knives

Cold Steel has introduced its new Recon Series tactical folding knives built to satisfy the real-world requirements of military, LE, first-responder personnel and concealed-carry practitioners.

Review: Browning 1911-380 Black Label Pro American Flag

I’m a believer in the old expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Browning apparently believes in it, too, because its newest downsized Black Label 1911 makes a fantastic first impression.

Review: Ruger Max-9 Pistol

In case you just emerged from hibernation or beamed down from another planet, allow me to be the first to inform you concealed-carry pistols are hot. So hot, they dominate sales across the firearm industry, as millions of long-time gun owners compete with seven or eight million new gun owners trying to get their hands on these pistols.

First Look: Cold Steel Spetsnaz Shovel Series

Cold Steel is now offering the new Spetsnaz Shovel Series of entrenching tools that are suitable for a variety of field uses and survival scenarios.

First Look: New 1791 Gunleather Holsters for Optics-Ready Handguns

1791 Gunleather recently introduced several new models of optics-ready handgun holsters. 

HAVA Hosts Alabama Event for Vets

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and The Independence Fund (TIF) recently hosted nine Army and Marine Corps veterans for two days of pistol training, followed by a steel challenge match.  

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