Mikhail Margolin and His Target Pistols

When I began competitive pistol shooting in the early seventies the name Margolin was renowned as one of the best choices you could make for your Olympic Rapid Fire pistol and for your pistol for the Standard Pistol Match. There were three competitive choices at that time for Olympic Rapid fire, the Margolin MTsU, the ...

DWM 1917 Artillery Luger

Amongst the various models of Austrian designer Georg Luger's famous pistol the Artillery model is one of the most iconic and most desirable. Interestingly the inspiration for this pistol came from Hugo Borchardt, a German who had spent time in the United States working for Winchester, Sharps and Colt before returning to his native Germany. ...

Wiener Waffenfabrik “Little Tom”

Designed as a short range, ultra simple self defense pistol the Wiener Waffenfabrik "Little Tom" was the first double action semi-automatic pistol ever created. Made in .25ACP (6.35x16SR) and .32ACP (7.65x17 Browning SR) these were small pocket pistols such as were popular in much of Europe prior to the First World War. Created by Czech firearms ...

Remington XP-100

There is a Remington XP-100 pistol up for sale on at Cabela's. You will find it if you click here. Remington's XP-100 was an interesting idea though not necessarily an original idea in the sense that individuals had shortened rifles in the past to turn them into convenient "handguns" and sawing off a shotgun was a ...

Desert Eagle

The Desert Eagle from Magnum Research is an interesting pistol. The only one I've had the opportunity to shoot was a .44 Remington Magnum on a Handgun Metallic Silhouette range and it was an enjoyable handgun to shoot out on an open range taking a bead on a distant ram. The gas operating system is ...

Paris 13/11/15

Our hearts go out to the people personally affected by the events of Friday 13th November. To lose a loved one in any circumstances is heart rending. But to lose a loved one through the murderous actions of fanatics is particularly difficult, because it is such a pointless ending of a precious life. Less than a ...