Pistols

Wheelgun Wednesday: Gun Presented to The Man Who Killed Billy The Kid

This week on Wheelgun Wednesday I have the great pleasure of talking about one of my personal favorite revolvers and this time with some historical province. We are covering Pat Garret’s Presentation Engraved Colt 1877 “Thunderer”. Everyone has heard of Billy the Kid. Western anti-hero, reluctant outlaw, or no good people shootin' runt to some. Billy’s name is synonymous with Western history but much less so is the man who killed Billy the Kid - Sheriff Pat Garrett. Let’s dive right into his revolver and the history behind it!

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The CZ Brand Expands Production Capacity with Colt CZ Hungary

Colt CZ Group’s expansion continues at pace with the announcement that their factory in Hungary will increase its production capacity to help serve the export market. The factory was initially established, following an agreement with the Hungarian government, in 2018 to produce CZ Bren 2 rifles for the Hungarian armed forces but Colt CZ Group now plans to export Hungarian made firearms as part of external procurements and sales.

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CZ99 - A Good Pistol Developed in a Bad Time. Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the fascinating history of CZ99 which involved the shady international arms dealer, the collapse of Yugoslavia, and an unknown gunsmith who couldn’t tell the difference between numbers “8” and “9”. In the second part of this story, I want to talk about the intricate destiny of this design after Yugoslavia was sanctioned in 1992 and lost access to the US market. From the beginning, CZ99 was developed specifically for USA customers, and losing your main client is always challenging.

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SilencerCo Acquires Zev Technologies, Looks to Reset Brand Focus

SilencerCo have acquired Zev Technologies with the aim of supporting Zev’s shift away from OEM manufacturing to reinforcing their brand as a developer of innovative products like the OZ9 Pistol and the Folding Defensive Pistol (FDP-9) and the Folding Defensive Carbine (FDC-9).

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Smith & Wesson Introduce New Micro Pistol - Bodyguard 2.0

Smith & Wesson have expanded their compact carry pistol range with the new Bodyguard 2.0, a micro compact pistol chambered on .380 Auto.

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Secret Service Guns And Gear at the Trump Assassination Attempt

The appalling assassination attempt on former president and current candidate Donald Trump has been dominating the news cycle. By now you have probably seen pictures and videos of that event. One of our own, Pete, wrote a very good article covering the security situation and looking at this event from the perspective of a former Secret Service agent. This article is not going to opine on those matters, but we will look at the guns and gear of the United States Secret Service (USSS) from the events of July 13th.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Switching Your Carry Gun Too Often

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last time we talked about my top 5 favorite summer carry guns. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to give it a read. This week, I wanted to talk about another important aspect when it comes to carrying concealed which is rotating between too many guns. This isn’t typically a problem for beginners who are just getting into guns but will more than likely impact those of us who have a number of options to carry on a given day. Let’s take a closer look at switching your carry gun too often.

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The NEW Radian P365 AFTERBURNER + RAMJET

Luke C (  @BallisticAviation  ) is back at GunCon 2024 hosted by  @brownells  and  @TheGunCollective  to talk with Jake from  @radianweapons  about their latest version of the AFTERBURNER + RAMECT recoil management system. The AFTERBURNER and RAMJET work together to help you control the recoil of your pistol which should lead to faster split times, and tighter groups, and add a bit of aesthetic flare to your favorite range or carry a gun. The AFTERBURNER + RAMJET now make their way to the P365 and P365-XMACRO platforms. Stay tuned for news about future AFTERBURNER and RAMJET releases coming soon.

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[GunCon 2024] Align Tactical Thumb Rests for Pistols

During the GunCon 2024 event at Brownells in Iowa, I stopped by the Align Tactical booth. They’ve been on a quest to provide pistol thumb rests across a varied selection of self-defense and competition models. Align Tactical’s newest addition is the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Thumb Rest, however, they had already released thumb rests for Glock Gen 3, 4 and 5, SIG P320, Heckler & Koch VP9, and Canik Rival and Mete series pistols.

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Bond Arms Rowdy XL: Small Size, Big Hitting Power

What if you want a Derringer-style pistol… with lots of hitting power… and you want to be able to actually hit what you’re aiming at? If you were designing a pistol like that, you might end up with something like the Bond Arms Rowdy XL.

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