Mauser HSc and the Heckler & Koch Model 4

The Best of the Blowbacks: Mauser HSc and the Heckler & Koch Model 4

In the April 2022 issue of Shooting Illustrated, this column looked at my all-time favorite carry gun, the Colt Model M or 1903/1908. This month we look at my favorite European semi-automatic, the Mauser HSc and its cousin, the Heckler & Koch Model 4.

Colt Model M General Officers Pistol

Once a market leader for concealed-carry pistols, this handgun eventually became a badge of honor issued to those with stars on their epaulettes.

James Bond’s Walther PP & PPK

How many articles about the Walther PPK have started out with, “Bond, James Bond,” and then delved into the film history of Ian Fleming’s greatest secret agent?

Classics: Model 1895 Browning Machine Gun

This is the story of a "potato digger," more accurately a Model 1895 Browning belt-fed, air-cooled machine gun. The Model 1895 was designed by the creative genius of John M. Browning, manufactured by Colt and was the first American machine gun ever manufactured.

Classics: The Winchester Model 42 Shotgun

Winchester’s Model 42 brought the .410-bore to the repeating-shotgun world.

Classics: SIG Sauer’s P210 Pistol

There’s a whole lot of history in SIG’s exquisite P210 pistol.

Is The Ruger 10/22 the Ultimate Youth Rifle?

Most of us likely received our first experience with firearms at the hands of an older mentor who, more than likely, started us out with a .22 LR of some sort.

Creedmoor Matches: The First International Shooting Event in North America

Today, if you take the Grand Central Parkway east from Brooklyn, NY, to its intersection with the Cross Island Parkway in Queens, you will be close to the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and the Queens Farm Park administered by the Parks Administration of New York City.

How the NRA Helped Normalize Suppressor Use

Beneficial safety equipment to be sure, the sound suppressor is becoming much more widely accepted, thanks to NRA’s efforts.

9/11 20 Years Later: A Special Smith & Wesson

There are still heroes in this world. We mourn the loss of one some 20 years later on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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