Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol and picture of a gunwriter

Fightin' Iron: The Smith & Wesson Model 39 Handgun

When he made the point, my buddy was speaking from a position of strength. Chuck Karwan—West Point graduate, champion heavyweight wrestler, combat platoon leader, Green Beret, outdoorsman, gunwriter—was a bear of a guy. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms of all sorts. Karwan was particularly fond of digging into the development of handguns; sights, systems, breeching, etc.; from Paterson to present.

Fightin' Iron: The History of the Combat Commander

Even great military service pistols go though a form of evolution.

Why the Purpose of a Fight is to Win

In a fight, there is no substitute for victory.

The True Story Behind Tom Threepersons and His Holster

Wiley Clapp recounts the tale of famous Western lawman, Tom Threepersons, and the holster that bears his namesake.

What's So Great About the .357 SIG?

For those who think you can’t have a cartridge capable of delivering magnum-like performance without the excessive recoil that’s typically associated with it, think again.

The Physics of Machine-Gun Fire

There’s a science to the employ of full-automatic weaponry in wartime.

I Carry: Colt Lightweight Commander Pistol in an Aker Leather Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Colt Wiley Clapp edition Lightweight Commander 1911 pistol carried in an Aker Leather FlatSider XR13 holster, along with a Kershaw Decimus pocketknife.

Fightin' Iron: The Smith & Wesson Triple Lock

Finely crafted and machined for enhanced reliability, many enthusiasts consider the Smith & Wesson Triple Lock the finest revolver ever made.

Fightin’ Iron: STEN Mk V

Although it may resemble an ungainly plumber’s contraption, the STEN gun was designed to fill an urgent military need.

Fightin' Iron: The Model 1917 Revolver

Colt and Smith & Wesson’s 1917 wasn’t a byproduct of a designer’s drawing board, but of necessity.

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