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The .44 Magnum: A History

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
Fightin' Iron: Trouble Times Four

Fightin' Iron: Trouble Times Four

Early attempts to increase handgun capacity were sometimes convoluted.
The Remington 870: My Favorite Shotgun

The Remington 870: My Favorite Shotgun

The timeless Remington 870 is 60 years old and has seen 10 million units produced....
Fightin' Iron: Building a Utilitarian 'Trail' Rifle

Fightin' Iron: Building a Utilitarian 'Trail' Rifle

Call it what you will, a bolt gun that’s purpose-built and equally badass can go...
Fightin' Iron: Origins of the .41-Caliber Revolver

Fightin' Iron: Origins of the .41-Caliber Revolver

The origins of today’s .41-caliber pistol are older than you think. Here's a look past...
The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

Where the rubber meets the road, function matters a lot more than form. The M1917...
Fightin' Iron: General Robert Barrow's Type 14 Nambu

Fightin' Iron: General Robert Barrow's Type 14 Nambu

Some firearms stick in your memory, regardless of how useful they may (or may not)...
The Fightin' .45: Origins & History

The Fightin' .45: Origins & History

Our nation’s military and law enforcement relied on .45 caliber sidearms throughout history for its...
Fightin' Iron: Style & Function in Early Semi-Auto Pistols

Fightin' Iron: Style & Function in Early Semi-Auto Pistols

When it comes to combat, guns need only go bang and hit their mark; aesthetics...
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