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More 2-Gun Action!

July 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 20

Yep, it’s that time again – we’ve had another 2-Gun Action Challenge Match. I was hoping to take a Ross rifle this month, but it didn’t arrive in time – so instead I used a […]

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Controls Long Past

July 16, 2013 Ian McCollum 69

Guns are like vodka. The better and better new ones get, the more indistinguishable they become, as they get closer and closer to that Platonic ideal design. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, really – […]

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H&K P9S Video

July 15, 2013 Ian McCollum 50

When we think about roller-delayed blowback firearms, we generally think of H&K rifles – but H&K also made a miniature version of the system for the P9 pistol in the late 1960s. The P9 was […]

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Another Unusual Chinese Pistol

July 12, 2013 Ian McCollum 48

When you see a pistol with markings from multiple different manufacturers, it means one of two things: collaborative project, or Chinese workshop manufacture (or Khyber Pass workshop manufacture). Well, this one is definitely Chinese: Check […]

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Clausius Model 1895

July 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 16

German inventor Claus Claudius patented a design for a long-recoil automatic pistol in 1895, and we ran across a couple photos of an example of it that was actually manufactured: We found the photo in […]

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Landstad 1900 Automatic Revolver

June 14, 2013 Ian McCollum 38

We spent a bunch of time earlier this week covering the Webley-Fosbery “automatic revolver”, and I would like to close out the week with another pistol of that type, but one that’s even weirder than […]