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Shot Strings, No. 2

September's a busy month for gun owners, recreational shooters, competitors, and hunters. Check out just a few of the things you can do with your favorite firearms in the next 30 days.

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The 3-Gun Trend–This Ain’t no Flash-in-the-Pan!

If you've never been to a 3-gun match, you're in for a treat. Watch a live-action game through our helmet cam video. Plus, learn why Benelli's M2 shotgun is leading the way for winning scores and times in 3-gun competition.

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The First Colt Clone

Most people don’t know about the Great Western Arms Co., which made the first Colt SAA clone. Even reference books can’t get it straight! But for a while, the Great Western was the idol of the American handgun scene.

Top to bottom, the popular concealed carry barrel lengths – 4.25-inch, 4-inch and 3-inch.

Commanders, Defenders and Officers Model 1911s

If there is a legitimate criticism of the 1911 as a carry gun, it is size and weight. But the 1911 is also available in smaller size configurations known as the Commanders, Defenders and Officers Models. Choosing from among these models you'll be sure to find a pistol to match your needs.

1911: Before the Great War

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.

The .44 Special Begins Its Second Century – Part I

In an age of magnums and larger caliber handguns, the .44 Special is just as relevant for today's shooters and hunters as it was in Elmer Keith's days. In this article from Gun Digest 2010, sixgun expert John Taffin shows this cartridge is still up to the task. And with so many models still...