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Q: Can you help confirm the manufacturing origin of a pistol I have? I believe it to be Russian-made, but other than that, I’m not sure what it is. A: Your pistol is a Tula-Korovin, or TK, so named for its manufacturer and designer, respectively. The small circle on the left side …

In early 1917, the United States began its inevitable path to being pulled into the Great European War that began in 1914. John M. Browning of Ogden, Utah, foresaw the need for lighter machine guns and took a working example of his new automatic rifle to Hartford, Conn., to demonstrate …

Some pistols blur the lines between those made for competition and those made for concealed carry. Sharing features with the competition-oriented P320 X5 Legion, SIG Sauer’s carry-size P320 XCompact is perhaps most exemplar of this approach where defensive pistols are designed to perform as well on the street as they …

It was apparent to the U.S. Army in 1944 that it had a problem. And that problem was the German Machinengewehr 42, or MG42. How big a problem? Enough to make what, in retrospect, appears to be more of a propaganda movie than a training film. “War Department Film Bulletin …

To be honest, I wasn’t much impressed with Ruger’s early version of a pistol-caliber carbine. It was produced from about 1996 to 2006 in both 9 mm and .40 S&W, but never really caught on. In 2019, Ruger tried the concept again with its PC Carbine in 9 mm and …

The Kel-Tec Sub2000 comes chambered in either 9 mm or .40 S&W, but its 16 1/4-inch barrel puts it squarely into the semi-automatic rifle category, where it claimed third-place honors last year among the retailers on Gunbroker.com. In both 2018 and 2017 it was tops, besting some tough competition that …

In 1986, Ruger introduced the rugged and reliable line of full-size, six-shot, double-action GP100 revolvers. The company quickly recognized there was a place in the market for another wheelgun that provided the same tank-like strength of the GP100 but in a more compact package. In 1989, the snub nose five-shot …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Big Horn Armory, makers of big-bore firearms, is pleased to announce it has reintroduced the AR500 Pistol for 2020. Based on the BHA AR500 Rifle, the most powerful AR firearm, the AR500 Pistol is a large frame AR chambered in 500 Auto Max, …

Even though your loved ones are priceless, and you would do whatever it took to protect them, thankfully you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars to keep everyone safe when things go bump in the night. If you prefer a shotgun for personal defense but don’t have a huge …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Palmetto State Armory has long been known for making affordable firearms. I once heard a podcast with one of the owners saying that they do everything they can to keep the cost down on their products so that anybody who wants to practice …