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Cowboy Up: Cowboy Action Shooting Primer

A brief primer on cowboy action shooting, partner. The gun writer with no name gives today's gun fighters a run for their money.

Gun Review: S&W 317 AirLite

When Dan Shideler first saw the Smith & Wesson Model 317 AirLite .22 Snubbie, his reaction was, "You gotta be kidding."

Hands On! AOM150 Paratrooper Model Revives a Classic

The M-1 Carbine Paratrooper Model is back. This .30 caliber rifle with a walnut stock and folding buttstock is as true a reproduction of the original as can be made.

Gun Review: Wilson Combat Standard Model

If you need a shotgun for self-defense, police work or military operations, you want something that will never fail you. Get your hands on a Wilson Combat Standard Model.

Handgun Maintenance for Reliability

A dirty gun will eventually start to affect reliability. Because you don't know when you'll need your weapon, it's imperative to keep it cleaned and lubricated after each shooting session.

Free M-16s! A Tactical Bargain for Law Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Defense, through state law-enforcement support office, will provide your agency with a quantity of M-16 A1 full-auto rifles in an amount commensurate with your department's number of officers and the population of your jurisdiction.

Hands On! Trijicon Reflex Gets You On Target, Fast

The new Trijicon Reflex is a non-magnified, self-luminous sight engineered to provide additional light gathering capabilities.

From Mexico, With Love

Obviously, there could be no practical use for a BB gun that used a .22 blank cartridge as a propellant; which meant, of course, Dan Shideler just had to have one.

Gun Review: Taurus PT-1911 AR

The Taurus PT-1911 AR provides all the performance of a custom handgun in a package that won't break the bank. It's a faithful representation of the 1911 platform with a great trigger to boot.

The Way It Was

Believe it or not, no one flinched later when I dragged a rifle down the sidewalks of West Hartford, flushed with pride at my latest find. When I view that journey through the prism of today's politically correct mindset, its amazing that no one seemed concerned about a child carrying a rifle and bayonet loosely wrapped in paper.

The Black Sheep of the Family? AR-15s as Collectibles

Is the AR-15 somehow beyond the pale of legitimate, serious gun collecting? I used to think so, but I've changed my mind. Let's examine why some otherwise well-balanced gun collectors don't pursue the AR-15.

Gun Review: 10mm Kimber Stainless II

Sometimes you want a big, solid pistol that's designed to hit hard and get the job done. If that's what you need, get your hands on the Kimber Stainless II in 10mm.
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Nobody Wants This Colt

Colt's Police Positive languishes in the shadow of its prettier offspring. But the collectibility of those descendants prove what a sound design the original was.

Mauser Q&A with Bob Ball – Part 2

Bob Ball discusses the pistols of Mauser.

Gun Review: Taurus Judge

The Taurus Judge can be both a .410 shotgun or a .45 Colt. Is it a self-defense arm or side-kick for hunting and camping trips? You be the judge.

Mauser Q&A with Bob Ball – Part 1

Few people know as much about the venerable Mauser as Bob Ball. If you love these german rifles, or are considering buying one, this Q&A is for you.

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