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Snubby Ballistics

Shorter barrels are much easier to carry, but what are you giving up when trouble starts?

Guide to Plinking

Here's just about everything you need to know to have a blast with the most enjoyable type of shooting—plinking.

Law Enforcement Trade-in Pistols

When I have been asked this question by acquaintances, I have suggested they consider law enforcement (LE) trade-in pistols. My reasoning is, by the nature of their duties and the research and testing resources available to the departments that select them, pistols formerly used by LE organizations can easily fit all the above-mentioned criteria.

Smith and Wesson Combat Magnum

In the summer of 1954, at the Camp Perry Matches, Carl Hellstrom, president of Smith & Wesson, collared an extraordinary tall pistol competitor who happened to be with the U.S. Border Patrol and picked his brain as to what the lawman/pistol competitor would like to see in a duty revolver.

Buy a Car, Get an AK-47

Mark Muller, owner of Max Motors in Butler, MO, gained his 3 1/2-year-old company national notoriety in August 2008 when it gave away vouchers for a handgun with every vehicle sold that month. Sales went up 35 percent. This year's August promotion offered vouchers for an AK-47, generating a media frenzy that included this CNN interview where he gets the best of an anti-gun reporter.

Smith & Wesson M&P15

More specifically, why did a company like Smith & Wesson decide to leap into production of the design, putting its oldest brand name on the new rifle and calling it the M&P. That stands for "Military & Police," and embodies a reputation that has been famous and respected worldwide for more than a century.

M&P Pistol Selected by Springfield PD

The Springfield, MA, Police Department announced in early November, 2010, it would equip all of its officers with Smith & Wesson M&P pistols as their primary sidearm.

Polymer Pistols for Practical Competitions

Congratulations! You've picked a shooting sport, decided how you want to play the game and now you're wondering "what am I going to shoot with?"

Smith & Wesson to Receive $6 Million in State Tax Incentives

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts yesterday approved $6 million in corporate tax incentives for gunmaker Smith & Wesson to aid in the expansion of the company's Springfield headquarters and manufacturing plant.

The Enigmatic ASP

Having touched on the murky origins of the Detonics MK VII, I can't resist the opportunity to discuss another equally interesting, mysterious and truly unique pistol—The ASP.

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