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There are few who will argue that the Walther PP and PPK pistols are among the most iconic handguns of their type ever to have been devised. Sleek looks, smooth double-action triggers, superb quality and top-notch reliability—not to mention being the chosen sidearm of secret agent James Bond—really puts the …

There’s no denying the nostalgic appeal of the Beretta 92 handgun. For those of us of a certain vintage, it was “the” gun in a whole bunch of 1980s action movies and TV shows, in addition to being the U.S. military’s official sidearm starting in Ronald Reagan’s second term. We …

When Kimber introduced its K6s revolver line, it became the smallest steel-framed six-shot revolver capable of handling the .357 Mag. cartridge. Constructed from stainless steel and designed for concealed carry, the models featured a double-action-only trigger, smoothed contours, fixed sights, recessed cylinders and a fully-enclosed internal hammer. Available in either …

In defending home and hearth from varmints and pests (both two and four-legged), a handgun is nice, but a good semi-automatic rifle is a changer. The ability to put multiple rounds on target accurately and in short order, at a distance, can often mean the difference between life and death (for …

This article, “Col. Colt’s Revolving Rifle in the Civil War,” appeared originally in the March 2004 issue of American Rifleman. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page here and select American Rifleman as your member magazine. Above: Two basic patterns of the Model 1855 Colt revolving rifle were acquired by the U.S. government. The wartime procured …

There’s rugged simplicity in a single-shot rifle, as well as the kind of reliability that makes them a solid choice that will last for years. Rossi harnessed those virtues in its Matched Pair, but added versatility by shipping the gun with two barrels—one chambered for .22 LR and the other for .410-Bore …

Sometimes the 10-, 12-, 15- or even 17-round magazine that came with your pistol just isn’t enough. Glock owners are used to having magazines with 33 rounds of 9 mm (or more) at their disposal, but the choices for higher-capacity magazines for owners of other striker-fired 9mm pistols has been …

Predator season is in full swing, and that gets me thinking about speedy small-bore centerfire cartridges. Crisp winter days spent with a good mouth call and a favorite rifle can make the best memories, and the challenge of outsmarting coyotes, bobcats and foxes is a large one. You’ll need a good …

I’ll admit it right up front: I’m a fan of Mission First Tactical. The Pennsylvania-based company has been in the AR-15 accessory business for a while now, offering stocks, grips, handguards and other components for America’s favorite rifle. Its polymer Minimalist stock is one of the company’s most popular upgrades, with …

In 2017, SIG Sauer was awarded the contract to provide a new sidearm for the U.S. military. The M18 is a 9 mm polymer-framed, striker-fired gun that is based on SIG Sauer’s popular P320 pistol. The M18, like its P320 predecessor, uses a combination of grip frame that cradles the fire control unit, …