Gun collecting and firearm collecting advice articles stories from Gun Digest and vintage gun experts.
Rich runs Canyon Creek, his shop that works on 1911s and a couple of other very interesting pistols. Rich is a USPSA Grand Master, and that is something uncommon in shooting and gunsmithing circles. Yes, many gunsmiths can shoot, some quite well indeed. And some top shooters can be good at working on guns, but to combine the two is rare. In the 1911 arena, Rich mostly does competition and combat-ready single stacks, with some hi-caps suitable for Limited thrown in.
Despite little advertising and less fanfare, the makers of this unique, handsome and elegant double gun have sold nearly a half-million of them throughout the world. They must be doing something right!
With many varieties available, and a great history, the FN-49 is popular with modern gun collectors.
An online auction of nine collectible Ruger firearms netted $18,250, which was then donated by Ruger to the USA Shooting Team. Ruger executives presented a check to the team during the recent NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.
A rare semiautomatic shotgun proves to be interesting and elusive.
Popular with collectors around the world, the history of the Russian TT-33 is worth a closer look.
Phillip Peterson reports on the history and performance of three unique semi-auto sub guns.
The Pistol, 1911, .45 ACP, adopted by the armed forces of the United States, was quite a beast. In a time of transition to medium-bore pistols, a .45 was a cannon.
Pressed into sniper service during WWII, this old workhorse is a history story told in wood and steel.
How to navigate the firearm rules of three popular shipping companies. Hint: It can be done.