George Matthews’ Combat Special Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers

Fightin' Iron: The Guns of George Mathews

Sometimes, custom gunsmiths don’t get credit where credit is due.

What’s the Deal With Caliber?

Caliber is a critical aspect of ammunition, but it is something that is also often misunderstood or misrepresented. As it relates to firearms, caliber by definition—according to Merriam-Webster—is either A: the diameter of a bullet or other projectile, or B: the diameter of the bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal, such as .35 caliber.

Is the Smith & Wesson J-Frame Still Relevant for Personal Defense?

Despite the passage of time, Smith & Wesson’s trusty J-frame revolver remains an excellent option as a backup gun and more.

Why You Need to Form Good Shooting Habits

As shooters, it's important to make sure you form the right habits and not develop bad ones. 

Review: Taurus GX4 Micro-9mm Handgun

Taurus has been on fire as of late, and the company’s latest offering is the GX4, a micro-9 mm, double-stack pistol.

3 Amazing Handloads for the 10 mm

Here are a trifecta of handloads to address any use of the versatile 10 mm cartridge and provide some needed rounds during an ammo shortage.

Why We Need to Encourage New Shooters to Get Training

When we can, we need to tell the new shooter that they really need to learn to walk before they can run. And then we need to help them find the kind of training that will give them the basics of safe gun handling and marksmanship.

Is the .357 Magnum the Best Option for Personal Defense?

Time and data have also unquestionably revealed that when compared to these semi-auto-pistol cartridges, the .357 Magnum does a better job at stopping bad guys.

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.

Review: Colt Anaconda Revolver

We cannot lie: Colt’s latest revolver oozes class—and power. The new Anaconda is impressive and tough.

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