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Winchester 1873: The Gun That Won The West 

We dive into the history of the iconic Winchester 1873 to understand the role this classic lever-action rifle played in winning the West.
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First Look: Colt Python 2.5-Inch Snubbie

Colt has just added a 2.5-inch Python model to its catalog, the shortest model now available in the lineup.
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Collecting The Rare Enfield Jungle Carbine

There are many like it, but finding an original Enfield Jungle Carbine takes some investigative work.
Accuracy? You want accuracy? Hornady and American Gunner deliver here .

Best Revolvers Of All Time

What were the best revolvers of all time? Here, the author covers 10 wheelguns that truly deserve to be called classics.
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Walther P38: Father Of The Modern Service Pistol 

If you’re a fan of double-action/single-action 9mm service pistols, you owe a lot to the Walther P38.
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The Franchi SPAS-12: Pick Your Poison 

A deep dive into the Italian Franchi SPAS-12, a classic combat shotgun that left a big impression.
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Three Classic Defensive Pistols That Still Do Their Job

A look at three semi-old school, middle-aged pistols that still work great for self-defense.
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The Czech CZ 75: Past, Present And Future

The author takes a closer look at the past, present and future of the CZ 75, the timeless Czech wonder nine.
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Classic Gun Review: Springfield M1903 Mark 1

The author reviews the classic Springfield M1903 Mark 1, a historic gem still capable of producing impressive results.
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Dad’s Last Gun: From Steel To Plastic

Father and son shared a lifetime of firearms experiences. But in the end, there was one piece of unfinished business.
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Your (Limited) Semi-Auto .44 Magnum Pistol Options

Looking for a hand cannon but don’t like wheelguns? Here are your (limited) options when it comes to buying a .44 Magnum pistol.

The 8-Gauge Shotgun: Forgotten Fowler

While the 8-gauge shotgun is obsolete and illegal for hunting, it still serves a purpose today.

My Ruger Hawkeye Is A Keeper

The author extols the virtues of his Ruger Hawkeye in .257 Roberts to explain why it has a permanent spot in his collection.
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The Karabiner 98k: The Best Combat Bolt-Action Rifle Ever Made

The author does a deep dive into the German Karabiner 98k and discusses why it’s likely the best infantry bolt-action rifle to ever see combat.

Passing The Torch With The Winchester Model 61

There’s nothing like a first rifle, especially if that rifle is a Winchester Model 61.