Pistols

A Few Notes on Classic Hammer Fired Wonder Nines

By James Martineau,

Wonder nines are pistols that have defined the modern handgun. The evolution of the standard police firearm from the revolver to the double stack 9mm was largely due to the success of wonder nines developed in the 1970s. The ability to quickly load 15 rounds in detachable mags ... Read more

A Historical Overview of CZ Handguns During the Cold War Era

By James Martineau,

With the fall of the Third Reich in 1945, Czechoslovakia found itself under the influence of the Soviet Union. The Czech state firearms manufacture, Česká Zbrojovka (CZ) found itself being regulated by the Soviet Union. Much like the standardization of rounds in NATO, the Soviet Union standardized its ... Read more