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 ...

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. ...