.577 Double Barrel Howdah Pistol

I regularly shoot with a "Big Game Rifle" club which has some fabulously fun shooting events such as the "Harley's Hop" as shot by the Zimbabwe Professional Hunter's and Guides Association, and the Howdah Pistol event which requires a "Howdah pistol of a minimum caliber of .375" that may be single or double barrel, firing ...

Lebedev PL-15

Back in the days when I was involved in competitive pistol shooting I was shooting with a Walther OSP for the Olympic Rapid Fire match, a Walther GSP for the Standard Pistol Match, and a Vostock for the Olympic Free Pistol match. All three of these pistols position the shooter's hand high. The Russian Vostock ...

Webley Mark 1 Navy Commercial Automatic Pistol

Around the turn of the twentieth century the British Military just like the American Military were not particularly enthusiastic about automatic pistols. When John M. Browning first submitted his earlier designs to the US Military there was objection to the small caliber size of the cartridge - it was chambered for the .38ACP (which was ...

Beretta M1951

On Beretta's 490th Anniversary we celebrate almost five hundred years of Beretta firearms. Beretta have used that four hundred and ninety years to establish a reputation for quality and imaginative designs, yet Beretta's designs are kept simple and reliable. With the Beretta M92 established as the US Army's main pistol in this post we will ...

.41 Remington Magnum

To handle a heavy caliber revolver you need to work up to it and you need to keep that practice up. The old adage "Use it or lose it" certainly applies to shooting and especially to shooting a handgun. Police practices around the world vary enormously down to jurisdictions where police only live fire with ...

Mannlicher Model 1901 and 1905

Designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher who is famous for his work with Otto Schönauer in creating the Mannlicher-Schönauer rifle, the Mannlicher automatic pistols of 1901 and 1905 were designed and manufactured at the same time Georg Luger was working on his designs and John Moses Browning was creating the series of pistols that culminated ...