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A Brief History of the AR-10, the AR-15’s ‘Big Brother’

A Brief History of the AR-10, the AR-15’s ‘Big Brother’

Eugene Stoner’s original .30-caliber that preceded the legendary black rifle…
History in a Handgun: Gen. Ridgely Gaither’s Colt .380

History in a Handgun: Gen. Ridgely Gaither’s Colt .380

This flag officer's sidearm saw battle against tyranny...
What Happened When The Air Force Tried Aluminum Revolvers?

What Happened When The Air Force Tried Aluminum Revolvers?

NRA National Firearms Museum receives a unique piece of military history...
History in a Handgun: Capt. Thurman Barrier’s Colt Woodsman

History in a Handgun: Capt. Thurman Barrier’s Colt Woodsman

How an experimental modification wound up in the hands of a shooting champion...
The Strangest Guns You’ll Find In The NRA Museums Collections

The Strangest Guns You’ll Find In The NRA Museums Collections

Oddball firearms and experimental designs on display…
History In A Handgun: William W. McMillan’s Colt .45

History In A Handgun: William W. McMillan’s Colt .45

A purposeful pony pistol from a accomplished marksman...
Shooting a Modern-Day Hand Cannon

Shooting a Modern-Day Hand Cannon

Getting hands-on with a punch-packing pistol…
History in a Handgun: William Tecumseh Sherman’s Smith & Wesson No. 2

History in a Handgun: William Tecumseh Sherman’s Smith & Wesson No. 2

A gifted gun that perfectly represents a Union Army hero…
6 Things You Might Not Know About Ruger

6 Things You Might Not Know About Ruger

Interesting facts about one of America's leading gunmakers...
History in a Handgun: Arlayne Brown’s Colt Revolver

History in a Handgun: Arlayne Brown’s Colt Revolver

The go-to gun for one of history’s finest female sharpshooters…
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