Marlin’s new Model 1895SBL

Fightin' Iron: Lever Gun

At the mid-point of the 19th century, the world of firearms was changing fast. The main service rifle was still a cumbersome single-shot of .69 caliber. It worked on cap, ball and powder, delivered a massive blow and produced clouds of smoke. True, it got the job done.

Fightin' Iron: Mateba

Americans have long been enthralled with small arms, as our nation is unique in their protected availability. But, once a standard for a particular style of handgun is established, we become a bit suspicious of anything that deviates from the norm.

Fightin' Iron: The Replica Phenomenon

Sometimes, a copy can be as good as an original.

Fightin' Iron: First Lightweight Handguns

These days, lightweight handguns are quite popular, but that wasn’t always the case.

Fightin' Iron: Every Marine a Rifleman

No one appreciates a great rifle more.

Fightin' Iron: The Beretta Cx4 Storm

Several years ago, the legendary Italian armsmaker Beretta introduced a new gun. Off and on for nearly 500 years, the company has done so many times. Beretta is easily the oldest continuously operated firearm maker in history.

Fightin' Iron: Lew Walt

Helicopters make a distinctive sound. It’s sort of a whop-whop noise, and it differs a little from one chopper model to the next. The Vietnam War was the first true helicopter war. Early on, our primary troop carrier was the CH-34. We also had an observation outfit flying the UH-1Es (a variant of the legendary “Huey”).

Fightin' Iron: The Smith & Wesson Model 39 Handgun

When he made the point, my buddy was speaking from a position of strength. Chuck Karwan—West Point graduate, champion heavyweight wrestler, combat platoon leader, Green Beret, outdoorsman, gunwriter—was a bear of a guy. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms of all sorts. Karwan was particularly fond of digging into the development of handguns; sights, systems, breeching, etc.; from Paterson to present.

Why the Purpose of a Fight is to Win

In a fight, there is no substitute for victory.

The Physics of Machine-Gun Fire

There’s a science to the employ of full-automatic weaponry in wartime.

Page 1 of 4

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.