George Matthews’ Combat Special Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers

Fightin' Iron: The Guns of George Mathews

Sometimes, custom gunsmiths don’t get credit where credit is due.

What’s the Deal With Caliber?

Caliber is a critical aspect of ammunition, but it is something that is also often misunderstood or misrepresented. As it relates to firearms, caliber by definition—according to Merriam-Webster—is either A: the diameter of a bullet or other projectile, or B: the diameter of the bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal, such as .35 caliber.

The Smith & Wesson Military & Police Revolver

Smith & Wesson’s iconic revolver is one of the few things with stronger ties to law enforcement than the NRA.

Can You Use Wadcutter Ammunition for Personal Defense?

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? George Harris answers this question, which may surprise you.

Review: Marlin Model 1894 Dark

Marlin’s new tactical lever-action rifle works in multiple settings and may just have you turn back the clock on your defensive carbine.

Snubnose Revolver Velocity: How Much Do You Lose?

Think short-barrel handguns lose too much velocity to be effective? Guess again.

Review: Colt King Cobra

Sometimes the snake is the charmer. The Colt King Cobra returns to the market, and it's better than ever.

9mm Revolver Ammo: Avoiding Bullet Jump & Other Issues

A good variety of 9mm semi-automatic pistols will feed nearly any 9mm ammo without issue. When it comes to 9mm revolvers, though, owners must be careful with ammo selection.

Review: Black Hills HoneyBadger

Think it’s impossible for handgun hollow points to possess adequate penetration without expanding? Think again, as the Black Hills HoneyBadger proves to be sweet shooting and crazy tough.

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 one of the manufacturer’s darkest periods.

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