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Handgun

Russian 9mm PB Silenced Pistol

February 6, 2013 Ian McCollum 17

We’re pleased to have another guest article for you today, this time by Russian author Maxim Popenker (you may recognize him from his encyclopedic web site of firearms, world.guns.ru). He got his hands on a […]

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Semiauto pistol

Obregon Automatic Pistol (Video)

December 31, 2012 Ian McCollum 24

One of the more interesting (and rare!) variations on John Browning’s iconic 1911 automatic pistol is the Obregon. Developed in Mexico in the mid 1930s, this pistol uses a frame nearly identical to the stock […]

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Semiauto pistol

Clair Automatic Pistol

December 21, 2012 Ian McCollum 9

The French Clair pistol of 1893 is one of the lesser known and least documented early automatic pistols, and unusual in its method of operation as well. The majority of the successful early automatics (the […]

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Book review

Book Review: The Whitney Wolverine

December 20, 2012 Ian McCollum 18

The Whitney Wolverine (aka Whitney, Lightning, or Hillson Imperial) was a very space-age looking .22 automatic pistol designed by Robert Hillberg in the 1950s. It made novel use of materials (aluminum castings) and many clever […]

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Commentary

My New (Old) Carry Pistol

December 11, 2012 Ian McCollum 36

I recently picked up a new carry pistol…it’s about 65 years old, rattles a bit when you shake it, has a bit of pitting on the slide, and the finish is worn off all the […]

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Book review

Book Review: The Parabellum is Back!

November 29, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

The final chapter in our continuing Luger series is today’s book, The Parabellum is Back! While Sturgess’ three-volume encyclopedia covers the pistol through 1918 and Simson Lugers takes us through Weimar, that leaves a lot […]

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Book review

Book Review: Simson Lugers

November 22, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

We’ve been on a bit of a Luger kick recently, and it continues today. A few weeks ago we looked at Geoffrey Sturgess’ three-volume tome on Luger and Borchardt development, which takes the story of […]

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Handgun

Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver

November 12, 2012 Ian McCollum 9

The Webley-Fosbery was an early automatic handgun based on a revolver design. The top half of the frame was able to slide back under recoil, recocking the hammer and indexing the next round in the […]