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The Military Sidearm: Its History & Necessity

There was a time when a military sidearm was considered more than just a pistol,...

Dapper & Deadly: The Life of FBI Special Agent Jelly Bryce

From his reputation as a dapper dresser, to his impressive marksmanship and fast-draw skills, Jacob...

Subguns in Vietnam: My Experience With the Madsen M50

There’s more to Denmark than Legos, pastry and big dogs. Wiley Clapp got his hands...

Low-End Gem: The Smith & Wesson Model 28

Sometimes even an economical solution can be a winner. Here's the story of how the...

The Victoria Cross: The UK's Highest Military Honor

Sometimes you come across a warrior so tough, even superlatives don’t do justice. Adrian Carton...

Fightin' Iron: Applegate-Fairbairn Knife

Many edged-weapon enthusiasts have heard of the Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger, but what about the post-World...

Rangemaster: Gunsite Academy's Ed Stock

Manners need not always be in “stock” when it comes to being a rangemaster at...

Fightin' Iron: The Purple Heart

Planning for war requires more than the production of weapons and munitions. Here's the story...

The .44 Magnum: A History

What began as a handgun round for hunters and outdoorsmen proved equally effective in combat.

Home-Defense Buckshot: Which Size is Best?

Home-defense shotguns have a wide variety of ammo to choose from, and buckshot loads are...

Fightin' Iron: Modified Military Weapons You've Never Seen

Weapons, like plans, occasionally need to be modified once hostilities commence. Here are a few...

Fightin' Iron: The USMC & The Postal Service

There was a time when U.S. Marines were tasked with more than winning battles. Here's...

Concealed-Carry Revolvers: Still Solid for Self-Defense

With the explosion of modern-day pocket semi-autos, how does the concealed-carry revolver fit into the...

The Browning BDM: A Gem That Never Sparkled

Sometimes even new firearms with innovative features just don’t catch on. The Browning BDM is...

Fightin' Iron: The Four Johns of Firearm Design

Four inventors, all named John, designed iconic firearms used to defend America. Here's a look...

Fightin' Iron: Marines at the Chosin Reservoir

Training for combat is one thing; training to fight in frigid, sub-zero weather is another....

The Colt SSP: One That Got Away

Sometimes even firearms with innovative designs just don’t catch on. Such is the case with...

The Glock 17: Proper Fightin' Iron

Known 1911 aficionado Wiley Clapp give his take on the popular Glock 17 pistol and...

Fightin' Iron: The ASP Pistol

Developed under mysterious circumstances, the single-stack 9mm ASP pistol as a discreet-carry gun has a...

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...
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