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Barrel stamp on the Winchester Model 1894

Firearms

Winchester 1894 Rifle and the .32 Winchester Special Cartridge

The Winchester 1894 is the brainchild of John Moses Browning. He was an extraordinary individual and inventor. The lever action rifle was nothing new, but the Model ’94 owes little to previous rifles. The .32 Winchester Special features a .321-inch bullet. Introduced in 1901, the .32 Winchester Special was moderately popular but never achieved the popularity of the .30-30 WCF or the competing .35 Remington. Read to find out why the Model 1894 and .32 Winchester Special make a dynamic pairing.

Assortment of 12 gauge shotguns shells with a shotgun and camo clothing

Firearms

New Shotguns for 2018 — SHOT Show Edition

Shotguns are the ultimate all-purpose firearm. With your favorite shotgun, you can head to the range to bust a few clays, clear a doorway when defending the homestead, or down a deer with slugs buckshot. Therefore, it is no surprise that shotguns are anything but a sideshow. Here are 20+ top scatterguns to fit every shooter’s high demands.

Bob Campbell handling the Kahr .380 pistol

Firearms

Review: Kahr Tungsten .380 Pistol

Some years ago, when the Kahr 9mm pistol was introduced, I obtained and tested an example as soon as possible. In doing so, I found a reliable handgun with excellent features. A smooth Double Action Only trigger, excellent machine work, and a truly compact frame made for a trend-setting pistol. The design was both fresh and intelligent.

1911 pistol on top of several shooting patches

Safety and Training

Training: Shooting Well — Shooting to Win

Most shooters advance quickly. They go from having difficulty controlling their shots to what they think is good shooting. If they do not have other shooters to gauge their accuracy by, they often have an overinflated idea of their own skills. A few rounds of IDPA competition will put things in perspective. It is tempting to get pretty good with the handgun and then empty the pistol into the target. Machine gunning a paper target is fun but it isn’t viable training, and you do not learn much.