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THREE SHORT-TIMERS: GREAT RIFLES WHOSE TIME WAS LIMITED. Aug 16, 2022 826
A MOST-HEINOUS OFFENSE: FRIENDSHIP ONLY GOES SO FAR ... Jul 12, 2022 922
RANSOM PISTOL MACHINE REST: A DARN SIGHT BETTER THAN TIRED HANDS! Jun 17, 2022 806
MA DEUCE: A CENTURY AND COUNTING. May 19, 2022 819
WHICH GUNS ACTUALLY WON THE WEST? HISTORY ISN'T A SLOGAN. Apr 21, 2022 831
COMPARED: THE BAR VS. NAMBU: DEADLY PACIFIC ADVERSARIES. Apr 8, 2022 845
The 8mm Mauser: A rose--or cartridge--by any other name. Apr 8, 2022 1400
THE LAST RIFLE: COULD YOU PICK ONE? Apr 1, 2022 891
PAWN SHOP SNIPER RIFLE: DON'T GIVE UP ON BASKET CASES. Mar 1, 2022 832
CASE HARDENING REDUX: MAKING A COLT SAA GREAT AGAIN. Feb 1, 2022 811
MOLD ADDICT! MADNESS, INSANITY AND MORE AT THE CASTING BENCH. Nov 12, 2021 863
WWII HANDGUNS: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE? Oct 16, 2021 794
50 YEARS OF GUN 'RITIN': A LOOK BACK. Sep 18, 2021 848
THE .32 WCF: DUKE RE-THINKS HIS PLINKING GUNS. Aug 11, 2021 826
CAST BULLETS AND OLD BATTLE RIFLES: GO SHOOTING REGARDLESS OF AMMO SHORTAGES. Jul 16, 2021 825
S&W HAND EJECTOR 2ND MODEL .455: NO LOVE EQUALS A BIG BARGAIN. Jun 18, 2021 784
HISTORY OF THE BEST-KNOWN U.S. SUBMACHINE GUN. Cover story Jun 18, 2021 1278
DUKE'S YEARS AS A VARMINT SHOOTER: REMINGTON TO ROCK CHOCKS, HE'S TRIED IT ALL. May 21, 2021 848
OLD & NEW RUGER BLACKHAWK .44: LIKE FINE WINE, GETTING BETTER WITH AGE. Mar 23, 2021 746
HISTORICAL GUNS: DUKE CHARTS HIS OWN COURSE. Feb 24, 2021 908
ONE-PIECE SAA GRIPS: AN OBSESSION CONFESSION. Feb 1, 2021 856
ME & SHARPS RIFLES: A LONG STORY STILL IN PROGRESS. Jan 1, 2021 921
THE .40-82 WCF: ANYTHING BUT EASY. Dec 1, 2020 847
THE .38 WCF DUKE'S "TODAY'S FAVORITE". Nov 1, 2020 823
THE U.S. .45 SMG IN WWII: ONE LAST HURRAH FOR BIG-BULLET SUBGUNS! Aug 15, 2020 892
SOVIET SVT40 7.62*54MM: FROM THE PAGE TO THE RANGE. Jul 28, 2020 856
CASTING REVOLVER BULLETS: POURING TRICKS FROM AN EXPERT. Jun 30, 2020 864
COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER: EVERYBODY KNOWS, DON'T THEY? Jun 30, 2020 1422
THE QUEST NEVER STOPS: SEARCHING FOR .44 HAND EJECTOR GRAIL. Jun 19, 2020 792
REMINGTON MODEL 1890: DUKE FINALLY COMPLETES HIS OLD WEST COLLECTION. May 7, 2020 769
PISTOL CARTRIDGE CARBINES: TODAY'S HOT, NEW IDEA FROM THE 1860S! May 7, 2020 1413
GEEZER GUNS: GLASS HELPS "SEASONED CITIZENS" KEEP SHOOTING. Mar 26, 2020 921
CHANGEOVER CHALLENGES: WHY I SOLD MY .44 SPECIALS. Feb 28, 2020 869
THE M1 IN THE BEGINNING--THE ADVENT OF GARAND: It wasn't always smooth sailing for Mr. Garand's U.S. battle rifle. Feb 28, 2020 1401
THE M2 CARBINE: FULL-AUTO "LIGHT RIFLE" IS A HOOT TO SHOOT. Feb 5, 2020 801
RUGER PC9: FUN, ACCURATE AND JUST A LITTLE 'OLD WORLD'. Feb 1, 2020 739
CIMARRON MODEL 1894 .38-55: IMITATION IS THE BEST FLATTERY. Feb 1, 2020 1427
HARD TO PIN DOWN: ACCURACY PROBLEMS? MAYBE IT'S THE FIRING PIN! Jan 1, 2020 908
BPCR COMPETITION: IS THE STEEL CHICKEN DEAD? Dec 1, 2019 807
PEACEMAKER SPECIALISTS 1880 PACKAGE: MAKING CLASSIC SAA EVEN BETTER. Dec 1, 2019 1362
TO REFINISH OR NOT REFINISH? BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. Sep 28, 2019 840
PLAINS WAR SPENCERS: CIVIL WAR CARBINES SAW FRONTIER SERVICE. Aug 27, 2019 865
Semi-Auto HANDGUNS of WWII: FROM Tremendous--TO TREMENDOUSLY Awful. Aug 27, 2019 1269
WORLD WAR II SNIPERS: MYTHS, REALITIES, TOOLS OF THE TRADE. Jul 31, 2019 956
LAST STAND LOADS: LITTLE BIGHORN AMMO REDO. Jul 4, 2019 926
MAGNUMS? No Thanks. Jul 4, 2019 1518
A "SPECIAL" LOVE: THE GREAT .38 STILL MAKES SENSE! Jun 11, 2019 814
COLT SAA FOUR FOR FOUR: A COLLECTING "COMPLETIST" FULFILLS HIS SECOND GENERATION GOAL. Apr 19, 2019 872
.22 RIMFIRE? NO THANKS! 'HERESY!' YOU SAY? YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE HALF OF IT ... Apr 19, 2019 1342
LAST GUN TO GO? YOU WON'T PRY THE MP40 FROM DUKE'S COLD, DEAD HANDS. Mar 23, 2019 1224
THE M1896 MAUSER: SWEDEN'S 6.5 SLEEPER LS "WORLD-CLASS ACCURATE". Feb 22, 2019 823
KRAG FEVER! SLICK AND SHOOTABLE, THE .30-40 IS A CLASSIC. Feb 1, 2019 969
CASTING CALL! BASIC BULLET BUILDING THERAPY. Jan 23, 2019 758
FRONTIER FIREPOWER: A SMOKIN' PIECE OF HISTORY: WINCHESTER'S MODEL 1873. Jan 23, 2019 1359
SLUGGING IT OUT: PURE LEAD TELLS A "BORING" SAA STORY. Jan 1, 2019 805
PARTS FOR PEACEMAKERS: KEEPING YOUR SAA FROM AN EARLY DEATH. Dec 1, 2018 844
THE GREASE GUN: CHEAP, UTILITARIAN AND DEADLY ... Dec 1, 2018 1326
CASTING CALL. Nov 1, 2018 780
.38 LONG COLT: BAD PRESS ASIDE, THIS IS ONE SWEET-SHOOTING LOAD. Oct 1, 2018 791
MOMENTOUS METRICS: 7.92x33 AND 7.62x39: SHORT BUT SIGNIFICANT. Sep 1, 2018 848
HEAVY LEVERAGE: WINCHESTER'S CLASSIC BLACK POWDER BIG BORES. Sep 1, 2018 1547
A PAIR OF GREAT WAR ACES: THE SPRINGFIELD '03 AND P17 ENFIELD. Aug 1, 2018 845
DEAR JOHN ... DUKE EATS CROW OVER THE .44 SPECIAL. Jul 1, 2018 802
A TALE OF THREE .30s: UNTANGLING OUR MILITARY TRIAD FROM THE EARLY 1900s. Jun 1, 2018 742
YOU GOTTA HAVE A PLAN! SNEAK PEEK INTO A SMOKY FUTURE. Mar 27, 2018 877
Colt Greatest Generation? MAKING THE CASE FOR 2ND GEN PEACEMAKERS. Mar 27, 2018 1624
WHAT'S IN A NAME? SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO READ BEYOND THE HEADSTAMP. Feb 28, 2018 968
Keep It Simple: FIXED SIGHTS ON HANDGUNS ARE STURDY AND DEPENDABLE ONCE SIGHTED IN. Feb 28, 2018 1765
PRECISION PEEPS: GOT'EM? NEED'EM? WANT'EM? GOOD ... BECAUSE THEV WORK! Feb 28, 2018 823
FICKLE ON FAVORITES: DUKE'S "KEEPER LIST" IS A VERY FLEXIBLE ONE! Dec 16, 2017 915
MOUNTAIN MAUSER: The G33/40 became the darling of custom riflemakers and is now a highly desirable WWII collectible. Dec 1, 2017 959
CAT GUNS: POWER AND SPEED OF OPERATION WERE ONCE ESSENTIAL IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHERE DANGEROUS FELINES ROAMED. Nov 26, 2017 912
3rd Gen 2nd Thoughts: UNLIKE SOME, DUKE HAS NO ISSUE WITH HIS 3RD GENERATION COLT SAA REVOLVERS. Nov 26, 2017 1854
My Go-Fer AR: Duke strolls down the "other" side of the road. Sep 21, 2017 981
US military carbines: the carbine concept vanished with horse cavalry, but was revived for mechanized warfare. Sep 9, 2017 868
American arsenal: during World War II, the US served as a small arms depot for the Allies. Sep 1, 2017 846
Be careful! We want our handloads to go bang!-Not boom! Sep 1, 2017 1899
The gun with the funny grip: an appreciation of the Colt Bisley. Aug 1, 2017 868
A touch of class: the siren song of tasteful embellishment. Jul 1, 2017 904
Buffalo buster: Shiloh sharps admirably reproduces the old west's iconic MODEL 1074. Jul 1, 2017 1752
Ballisti-crats: once politicians get involved, zany gun rules ensue. Jun 1, 2017 983
Back in the saddle: the .38-40 was the 3rd most popular Colt SAA chambering. It's one of Duke's favorites. May 1, 2017 944
Last of the Mannlicher systems: Duke takes a look at Italian M91/41 and Hungarian M95 rifles and carbines. May 1, 2017 1881
Chasing Custer: ballistic relics of the little bighorn make for a lifetime of research. Mar 1, 2017 856
Guns of the rising sun: a survey of Imperial Japan's World War II small arms. Mar 1, 2017 1402
Good reads, good friends: recuperation from a mishap can have unforeseen benefits. Feb 1, 2017 911
Golden-age artifacts: two of Duke's old Smith MSP .38's serve as a Wayback Machine to the days when crafting revolvers was an art as well as a science. Jan 1, 2017 827
Beretta Cx4 storm: Duke is dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century only to find out it's pretty nice here after all. Jan 1, 2017 1458
The .45-70's offspring: our military cartridges always inspire much experimentation, and the first to do so was the .45 Gov't. Oct 28, 2016 817
The skinner bush pilot kit: a nifty takedown Chiappa Model 92 .44 Magnum is given the custom treatment for the outdoors. Oct 28, 2016 1504
The super .38: one of our oldest self-loading cartridges still offers great performance. Sep 23, 2016 821
Let' er rip! The light machine gun fully evolved into a much-feared "infantry equalizer" during World War II. Sep 23, 2016 1477
Good books: a thought provoking topic. Jul 30, 2016 963
A-grade "A1's": Inland's M1A1 .30 "Paratrooper" Carbine and 1911A1 .45 are made-in-the-USA facsimiles of the originals. Jul 30, 2016 1607
Old west miracle shots: true stories? Maybe, but luck likely played as important a role as skill. Jun 29, 2016 944
The most "special" K Smith & Wesson's marvelous middleweight is the undisputed champ of DA revolvers. Jun 29, 2016 1392
Missing in action: when USFA discontinued historic classics, we lost something special. Jun 3, 2016 850
Chilean Mausers: these affordable 7x57 bolt actions offer quality craftsmanship and are still affordable for the beginning collector. May 5, 2016 855
A handgun half-century: want to guess what the most crucial 50-year span in the development of handguns was? May 1, 2016 862
Icons all: Duke picks the most respected guns of the 20th century. May 1, 2016 1142

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