The legendary Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol, a design that’s more than 100 years old, served the United States Military from 1911 to 1985. The 1911 pistol remains a pillar of the firearms industry and given its enduring popularity among law enforcement and civilian shooters worldwide, it’s likely to hold its ... Read more
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Colt’s popular snake gun revolver series was thrusted into popularity among gun owners with its Python chambered in .357 Magnum. It wouldn’t be until later Colt began chambering its large frame revolvers in .44 Magnum with its Anaconda. Shortly following the release of the Anaconda, Colt produced a limited run ... Read more
Browning produced the BSS side by side shotgun from 1971 to 1987 beginning with 12 gauge and followed by 20 gauge shortly after. The shotgun was produced and assembled through modern production methods. However, the engravings on the receiver and the fitting of the action was done by hand. Early models ... Read more
The Luger pistol was first manufactured in 1900 for both military and commercial use. The Luger was the standard pistol of the German armed forces from 1908 to 1938 and is cemented in history as a distinct and recognizable pistol that helped define a turbulent time in history. In 1913, ... Read more
Introduced in 1955, The Colt Python was Colt’s top-of-the-line revolver. It was originally intended to be a large frame, double-action revolver. Almost immediately the Python gained a reputation as the premium American revolver.
It is built on a .41 caliber size frame for extra durability. Like all Colt revolvers, the cylinder ... Read more
The Robinson Armament M96 Expeditionary Semi-Automatic Rifle uses a variety of modular components, it can be configured as an assault rifle, carbine, top-fed light machine gun, belt-fed rifle that is a reproduction of the Stoner 63 rifle designed by Eugene Stoner in the early 1960s. Original Stoner rifles saw very ... Read more
During the first World War, many U.S. civilian arms companies including Colt and Remington were producing M1911 pistols under contract for the U.S. Army, but even with the additional production there was a shortage of sidearms to issue. The interim solution was to ask Colt and Smith & Wesson, the ... Read more
500 years of craftsmanship and tradition go into every shotgun Beretta builds. Nowhere is this more evident than in their celebrated over/under shotguns that many consider to be among the strongest and most reliable in the world. Olympic medalists, world and national champions as well as competitive shooters all around ... Read more
With an over-saturation of AR-15 type rifles, it can be more difficult to distinguish what is great AR rifle with so many available, especially for those who are not experts in firearms. For those who are not familiar, HK produces some of the most sought after guns in the market ... Read more
The Spencer rifle was the world’s first military metallic-cartridge repeating rifle, and more than 200,000 examples were manufactured in the United States by the Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. and Burnside Rifle Co. between 1860 and 1869. The Spencer repeating rifle was adopted by the Union Army during the American Civil ... Read more
In the early 1960s, noted firearms authorities and authors Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan and Skeeter Skelton lobbied Smith & Wesson to fill a perceived gap between the .357 and .44 magnum revolvers. The idea was to give law enforcement a revolver that would help take down bad guys more effectively ... Read more
The Fusil Automatique Léger or commonly known as the FAL, produced initially by manufacturer FN, is a battle rifle that many NATO countries adopted during the Cold War. The FAL has been described as the “Right Arm of the Free World,” and has been adopted by more than 90 nations ... Read more
The Tokarev Model SVT-40 saw widespread service during World War II. The rifle reflects the Soviet’s desire to have a semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifle chambered in a punchy round similar to the American M1 Garand.
The initial reaction of Soviet troops to this rifle was negative. Among the mounting issues were that ... Read more
The AK-47, infamous as the preferred rifle of American adversaries, is considered the “bad guy” gun across pop culture and perhaps one of the most widespread rifles throughout the world. Carried by American enemies and allies alike since 1947, it is the standard infantry weapon for militaries in more than ... Read more
The Winchester model 1873, world renowned as one of the guns that “won the west” were popular among pioneers, Native American warriors, cattle rustlers, outlaws, and lawmen during the Old West and westward expansion of the United States. Introduced in 1873, Winchester unveiled its new steel-framed Model 1873 chambering the ... Read more
Colt’s popular snake gun revolver series was thrusted into popularity among gun owners with its Python chambered in .357 Magnum. However, Colt’s relatively late entry into the large-bore handgun market raised the stakes with its Anaconda. Chambered in .44 Magnum, the Anaconda was introduced by Colt to compete with other ... Read more
The FB Radom Vis Model 35 was considered one of the highest-quality military pistols made before World War II. The materials used were the premium and the fit and finish were commercial grade. When Nazi Germany defeated Poland in 1939, the Germans captured the Radom factory and turned its capabilities ... Read more
When Germany fell into economic depression after World War I its military searched to replace the infamous, relatively fragile and expensive to manufacture Luger with a more modern and easy to manufacture pistol. It found its solution in what would eventually become the Walther P.38. The P.38 was a cutting ... Read more
Nighthawk Custom, makers of one of the of the world’s finest 1911 pistols, has earned solidified its reputation over the years.
Every part used in Nighthawk Custom 1911 pistols have been fully machined from bar stock billet steel and are oversized to later be hand fit. Starting with oversized, raw parts, ... Read more
The Winchester model 21 represents an achievement in American shotgun design for many reasons. The model 21 was one of Winchester’s finest shotguns with regards to quality, reliability and strength. Although it’s considered a production gun, each example was custom-made for owners in terms of configuration, workmanship, quality and attention ... Read more
Barrett, renowned for it’s large-caliber riﬂe design and manufacturing, The Model 82 is where it’s legacy began. The Barrett M82A1’s ability to disable radar stations, light armored vehicles, and parked aircraft, as well as penetrating hard enemy cover on the battlefield made it a force to be reckoned with. Raved ... Read more
The Luger is well known for its wide use by German military forces during World War I and World War II. Often associated with the Nazi regime, it was the handgun of the Kaiser’s Soldaten before Hitler took power.
Many U.S. troops managed to bring home these pistols as war trophies ... Read more
Winchester fanatics are well aware of the prestige associated with the Model 101 series shotguns. The styling, handling and reliability have given it the reputation as one of the finest shotguns ever produced. With a plethora of different grades and caliber offerings, these shotguns are highly sought after by both ... Read more
A truly iconic rifle and undisputed World War II champion, the M1 Garand asserted its dominance on the battlefields in both the Pacific theater and Europe. Heralded by General George S. Patton as the “greatest battle implement ever devised,” the M-1 Garand was the world’s first successfully fielded semi-automatic ... Read more
The Colt Single Action Army revolver is one of the most recognizable and replicated handguns in history. No Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the Single Action Army. Playing a pivotal role as one of the guns that helped win the West, Colt’s Single Action Army was used by ... Read more