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Smith and Wesson M1917 Revolver

The Smith and Wesson M1917 revolver is an oddity; a wheel-gun chambered in an auto. It’s a military arm with a long and storied past. How much history? Well, mine is 98 years old....

Super Size Your Stock Glock

I just can’t leave well enough alone… I’m pretty sure it is a sickness. I have this strong desire to modify just about everything I buy to “enhance” or “upgrade” the performance. Especially with...

Army Drops Smith & Wesson from Pistol Competition

The U.S. Army has dropped Smith & Wesson from its Modular Handgun System competition, according to a Sept. 23 report Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Smith...

Sneak Peek – TYR Anorak in Neoshell

The Huron Anorak is currently made from a four-way stretch softshell material. TYR has made a few prototypes of their Anorak in Polartec’s waterproof/breathable Neoshell fabric. It’s got a little bit of mechanical stretch...

Fate or Fashion: Why Some Calibers Live Forever

(Origionally written by Josh Wayner and published on www.thetruthaboutguns.com) The small arms world is ripe with contradictions. In the edifice of ballistic paradox, there resides the haunting presence of some immortal designs. These concepts...

Silencer Shop Authority Gemtech GM-22 Review

The new Gemtech GM-22 rimfire suppressors is one of the shortest and lightest suppressors we have tested. At 5 inches in length and only 2.5 ounces it is barely noticeable on a .22 rifle...

Pistol Sights…What is it you want? Do you even know?

Article originally published on Handgun Combatives by Dave Spaulding I recently received a question from a shooter who purchased my CAP Sights but was concerned about his lack of accuracy. When I inquired as...

OffHand Gear Shooting Mat 

As a former sniper unit for a Sheriff’s Office SWAT team in eastern North Carolina for over a decade, I learned two simple things the hard way while behind a rifle for long periods...

AR Drop In Trigger Excellence from KE Arms

Some of you know that I’ve been testing AR bits, gadgets, and accessories for some time now. I’m beginning a series that focuses on AR upgrades. I think you’re gonna like it. My elementary...

WWII Lanchester – The other Brit Subgun

We’ve talked before about the $10 weapon that helped save the western world, but the Sten was far from the only submachine gun produced during WWII. Another largely forgotten weapon also played its role....

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