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.
Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. is coming out with a left-handed version of the company's 10/22 Competition rifle.
Robert Sadowski takes an in-depth look at the M1A from Springfield, which has its roots deep in U.S. Military history.