Gun History

Walther Model PP.

Collecting Walther Military Models PP and PPK

These beautifully made pistols were the first of the original double-action blowback semi-automatic pistols. They had a successful commercial design with a high polished blue finish that was second to none.

LateModelG-Lead

Remembering the Late Model G

We can be sure that Morris F. Smith was the only person who ever applied the terms “reliable” and “durable” to the infamous Standard Model G automatic rifle.

Shooter's Guide to the 1911

Get the Most Out of Your 1911

Written by renowned 1911 authority Robert K. Campbell, "Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to the 1911" is the definitive shooter’s guide to John M. Browning’s most famous creation.

The N-Frame S&W Revolver – Part 2

There is little about the modern DA revolver that a firearms engineer from 1900 would find remarkable. And of all the revolvers developed during this time, none of them is more interesting than the heavy-caliber, large-frame wheelguns from the Springfield, Massachusetts, firm of Smith & Wesson.

Loads for the Military Bring-Backs

The Mauser and the Arisaka both offer great opportunities for handloaders. Here are a few loads you can start with to bring these guns to life.