Gun History

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.

Smith & Wesson’s Classic Model 27 – Part II

The very first .357 Magnum is still first in the hearts and minds of many advocates of that caliber. This milestone revolver continues to morph into the future. In Part II of this excerpt from Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World, the author looks at the history of the...