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Kimber Raptor II: Jurassic Colt

Kimber Raptor II: Jurassic Colt

Unlike the other Colt M.1911 clones, the new Kimber Raptor II stands out with its unique individual look. When it was completed, the designer team gave it a nickname Crocodile Dundee Gun. And not without a reason. Instead of checkering, the handle is scaled, Instead of typical ribbed grip surfaces, the slide has a reptilian skin pattern. Al these features combined are reminiscent of a prehistoric ... »

Ethan Allen Percussion Revolvers: Father of the Pocket Gatling Gun

Ethan Allen Percussion Revolvers: Father of the Pocket Gatling Gun

In 1847, Captain Walker wrote to “Colt” saying, “Nine out of ten men in our parts know nothing about your weapons, and, although I tried to explain all the superiorities of your revolver when compared to Ethan Allen’s Pepperboxes, they keep ignoring your guns.” Ethan Allen was born on September 2nd, 1808 in Massachusetts. Since early age he worked in a local factory, only to move out to Grafton in... »

Airforce Colt

Airforce Colt

At the very beginning of the First World War, British and French pilots saluted their German and Austrian counterparts whenever they met in the air. However, the situation changed as the air warfare heated up. At the time, planes did not have machine guns, every ounce of weight was important to these contraptions made of wood, wire and cloth. Even pilots couldn’t be too heavy or too big. Str... »

SIG P-320: Why Are You Wearing That Glock Suit?

SIG P-320: Why Are You Wearing That Glock Suit?

For some time now, classic high-capacity service pistols with DA/SA operation (like SIG P-series) are being replaced by new designs with polymer frames and hidden hammers. In the 80s Glock was the first model to start this silent revolution. Since then, a Swiss giant SIG tried to breach into this part of the market twice. The first time it was some 20 years ago with its SIG Pro model, which is sti... »

How Mauser almost killed WW2

How Mauser almost killed WW2

How a Mauser C-96 Almost Killed Churchill and Changed World History The story of the ‘broomhandle’ Mauser gun begins between 1890 and 1895, when Feederle brothers (Fidel, Friedrich and Joseph), employees of Paul Mauser, owner of the Mauser company, designed and developed a new pistol on their own accord. It was a recoil operated, locking breech, semi-automatic gun. Serial production began in 1896,... »

Double Tap Pistol: Don’t Take any Chances

Double Tap Pistol: Don’t Take any Chances

After its premiere showing at the Las Vegas Gun Show, the double-barrel pistol with a badass name “Double Tap” has finally hit the stores. Its name is derived from a combat shooting technique, in which the weapon is aimed at the center of a human size target and two quick shots are fired, which is usually considered enough for target neutralization. Actually, the name is perfect for this small and... »

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New Glocks on the Block: G-41 and G-42

By the end of the last year, Glock has come out with two new models, which were described as “revolutionary” and “fantastic”. Since Glock is Austria’s No1 gun maker and one of the most popular pistol brands, the gun enthusiasts were eagerly looking forward to the new models. They were premiered at last year’s Vegas Shot Show. The markings of the new models are Glock 41 and 42 and their design is s... »

Valtro USA: First-Class Service Firearms

Valtro USA: First-Class Service Firearms

At the beginning of the 20th century, a legendary gunsmith called John Moses Browning came up with the most successful semi-automatic pistol design ever. With the million units produced worldwide, as well as countless copies, Colt M-1911 is the unchallenged champion amongpistols that has remained in active service for more than a century. Its design is a match between a simple and reliable constru... »

Colt Mustang XSP

Colt Mustang XSP

Another Member of the Legendary Family Colt is probably one of the most renowned weapons manufacturing brands in the US, and possibly the world, responsible for some of the most iconic weapons in the last 150 years. While most of their recent models were simple rehashes of their previous successes, it seems the Colt Manufacturing has stopped resting on its laurels and made something new and innova... »

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SW99C: The Snake in the Grass

SW99C: The Snake in the Grass

No tremor is an isolated incident. One tremor provokes the next one, and so on, like the domino effect. And they usually affect the biggest most. Tremors in the weapons industry are evident. The laws are getting stricter, with the shadow of global terrorism helping them along the way. The manufacturers of handguns are fighting for every customer. Until recently the civilian market was overtly negl... »

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