High Standard Supermatic Pistols

The High Standard Supermatic pistols were amongst the best American made .22 rimfire as evidenced by the fact that they have been the only American made pistols to win gold medals in the Olympic Rapid Fire match, first in 1952 and again in 1960. My own experience with these was as a pistol club armorer ...

Pedersoli Howdah Pistols

There's something about muzzle-loading firearms that seems paradoxical; In this day and age where people seem to want maximum magazine capacity and semi-automatic or fully automatic fire yet there is something really satisfying about a firearm that you load one shot at a time to fire just the one shot - or at least just ...

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless

The Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless pistol is one of John Moses Browning's numerous success stories albeit a lesser known one as it has been overshadowed by the reputation of the M1911. But despite being overshadowed the M1903 became a popular small pistol and was adopted by the US Army and Air Force as their General ...

.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 ...