Historical Guns

  1. The Rohm RG10 - The Worst Carry Gun Ever

    The Rohm RG10 - The Worst Carry Gun Ever

    The name Rohm will likely invoke a reaction from our readers who came to be in the 1960s. In that time period, Rohm revolvers were often categorized as junk guns, Saturday Night Specials, and names I can't print here. They were known for their cheap design and price point of about 13 bucks. Rohm Revolvers were marketed towards self-defense and...
  2. Bizarre Carry Guns - Only the Weird Survive Here

    Bizarre Carry Guns - Only the Weird Survive Here

    Concealed carry ain't what it used to me. And that's probably a good thing. Concealed carry guns go through a few phases. We went through the pocket .380 ACPs to the single stack 9mms up into the micro compacts ever since I started carrying. Do you know what creates new and better guns? Innovation, and sometimes innovation creates oddities, and...
  3. The Force Recon M1911 - Swift, Silent, Deadly

    The Force Recon M1911 - Swift, Silent, Deadly

    Take a gander at the Force Recon 1911s. From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli…It’s November 10th, aka the birthday of America’s favorite gun club, the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps is an interesting organization with a long history of success and performance. The Marine Corps often goes along with whatever weapons the Department of...
  4. The Sterling 302 - An OG Pocket Pistol

    The Sterling 302 - An OG Pocket Pistol

    Travis takes a look at a throwback: the Sterling 302, a fun little plinker that might work well as a pocket pistol. Rimfires are by far my favorite type of handgun. They are so stinking cheap to shoot that I can't help but love them. Whenever I stumble across an affordable rimfire weapon, it comes home with me. That's how...
  5. Retro Roundup - Modern Versions of Classic Handguns

    Retro Roundup - Modern Versions of Classic Handguns

    Retro is all the rage these days. Travis shows us some classic firearms that have been resurrected and updated for modern use. How many striker-fired, polymer frame 9mm pistols can we get? They are the standard by which every company makes new guns. People are bored of them, and the industry seems to realize that. We are seeing several companies...
  6. The Mechanics of a Striker vs. a Hammer-Fired Pistol

    The Mechanics of a Striker vs. a Hammer-Fired Pistol

    What is the difference between a striker vs. a hammer-fired gun? When we talk about striker vs. hammer-fired, we are not talking about the same thing as double action vs. single action, DAO, SAO, DA/SA, etc. All of these types of operations are available with hammers and strikers. The function of a striker or hammer is to push a pin...

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