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Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine

Troopers’ Twofer: The U.S. Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine

by Garry James 5

A number of people have asked me what kind of gun I’m holding at the top of my blog. The… more »

Shooting Obregon

The Best .45 Auto: The Obregon Auto Pistol

by Garry James 45

When one thinks of countries known for innovative firearms design, Mexico is not one that immediately comes to mind. But… more »


G&A’s Christmas Wish List

by Jim Bequette 45

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time for me to poll our staff of writers and editors on their… more »

Repeating arms

8 Most Important Developments in Shooting History

by Garry James 22

Once again, the blogmeisters have given me the thankless task of coming up with a number (this time, eight) of… more »


What’s the Best Military Longarm Ever?

by Garry James 143

No matter how sophisticated things get, it’s always going to be the infantry in a war — the ground-pounders who… more »

1910 FN

The Deadliest Handgun in History?

by Garry James 44

With a total of 35 million casualties, there is little doubt that the First World War was one of the… more »

Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes: A Historically Good Shot?

by Garry James 14

While everyone is familiar with the many skills of the world’s first consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, what is not generally… more »

Russia's Winchester

Russia’s Winchester Model 1895

by Garry James 20

On paper, at the beginning of World War I, the Russian Army was the most formidable land force in the… more »


What are the Best Gun Movies Ever?

by Garry James 111

When you think about it, guns and movies have always had a very close relationship, but what are the best… more »

RIC Revolver

Military Mystery: What was George Custer’s Last Gun?

by Garry James 44

For a good number of years there has been much speculation about what was Lt. Col George Armstrong Custer‘s last… more »


10 Most Influential Handguns of All Time

by Garry James 92

The other day the blogmeister here at, Ben O’Brien, dropped me an email, opining  it might be fun for… more »


What’s the Most Beautiful Handgun Ever Made?

by Garry James 270

What’s the most beautiful handgun ever made? That’s an interesting question on many levels.  Of course looks are pretty personal,… more »


Steam Punk Powder Scale

by Garry James 10

by Garry James So you thought electric powder scales were new? A look at this c. 1920 beauty will change… more »

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