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Byproduct of a Bad-Ass, Pistol-Packing Irishman

To help pass the time until my U.N.C.L.E. carbine returns, I thought I'd treat you all to a sneak peak of a feature I'm been working on for Shooting Illustrated involving another pistol near and dear to me—the Colt Fitz Special.

New Agent, Not So New Doctrine

Col. Rex Applegate may no longer be with us. However, Colt's New Agent proves Applegate's doctrine regarding Instinctive Shooting is still very much alive and well.

A Special "Fitz"

The recent publication of my feature, "Perfect Fitz" in the January, 2010 issue of "Shooting Illustrated" was quite a thrill. I wrote the article several years ago—while still working in NRA Member Services—with the goal of having it published in one of NRA publications.

Perfect Fitz

The modifications J.H. FitzGerald made to wheelguns more than 80 years ago paved the way for the modern snub-nose revolver.

Taurus Judge Public Defender

Taurus makes a decided case for concealed carry.

.45 Long Colt 250-grain Speer Gold Dot

The .45 Colt is not generally considered a self-defense cartridge, but the introduction of the Taurus Judge has changed that perception.

Colt New Agent Gallery

See photos of the Colt New Agent in this gallery.

Colt Woodsman

Originally, it was intended as a target-shooting pistol or, perhaps, something to take the occasional, rabbit, grouse or squirrel. The Colt Woodsman succumbed—as many of our now-viewed-as-classic guns—to a lack of sales versus the costs required to manufacture it.

Colt New Agent

A lack of sights might be the first thing you notice on this 1911 built for concealed carry, but fear not; it was built for point-shooting, and it fits that role perfectly.

Colt 21st Century Commander

When you're looking for a handgun you plan to shoot a lot in practice, you want something full-sized and comfortable to fire.

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