Bolt Action Rifles

Peruvian Mausers: 1891 and 1909 (Video)

February 3, 2017 Ian McCollum 5

Peru’s first standardized repeating rifle was the Model 1891 Mauser, as purchased in 1901 through Argentina. About 30,000 of these rifles were obtained when Argentina was unable to pay for them – although this may […]

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Semiauto pistol

Slow Motion: Steyr-Mannlicher M1905

January 29, 2015 Ian McCollum 32

The 1905 Steyr-Mannlicher was developed by Ferdinand Mannlicher, one of Europe’s most prolific gun designers. It uses the 7.65mm Mannlicher cartridge, which is roughly equivalent to .32 ACP, with a 10-round fixed internal magazine. The […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

2-Gun Match: Swiss K31 (Video)

March 17, 2014 Ian McCollum 20

I’ve been looking forward to shooting one of the local 2-Gun Action Challenge Matches with a Swiss straight-pull rifle for a while now, and had the chance this past weekend. I was debating between using […]

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Submachine Guns

Argentine Halcon SMG Family

May 10, 2013 Ian McCollum 6

We have a reprint of an article on the Argentine Halcon SMG written by Ronaldo Olive today, originally published in Gun Tests in the early 90s. These are pretty tough guns to find information on […]

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Manuals

Argentine Halcon SMG

April 17, 2013 Ian McCollum 8

We don’t have very much information on the Halcon SMG from Argentina, but we do have a training manual for the gun to make available. As best I can tell there were at least 5 […]

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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 […]