Gun History

The 1911 is one of the most iconic firearms and was born of a long process of refinement and innovation. Photo Adams Guns

The Birth of the 1911 Pistol

The 1911 is among the most recognizable pistol designs in the world, but the semiautomatic was not born overnight. In fact, the iconic firearm was a long, though worthwhile, effort to come up with a top-notch military sidearm.


Video: Brief History of the Bren Ten

Learn more about what relegated this unique pistol to the ashbin of history. Also, watch it throw some of its monstrous 10mm rounds down range.


Video: Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House at Work

Gun proofing is simply a stress test to make sure a firearm is set to withstand the high pressure it will be call upon to handle. Check out how they did it more than 60-years ago in England.

The question of what a cartridge's name means is not as clear today as it was back in the good 'ol days. Photo courtesy Cartridges of the World, 11th Edition.

What’s In A Name?

Quantum physics is a game of Candyland compared to figuring out our American “system” of cartridge names. It wasn’t always so bad.

70 Years of Gun Digest

70 Years of Gun Digest

Since World War II, Gun Digest has been the gun book by which all others are measured.