The Mauser Models 1910 and 1914 Pistols

Introduction: One Pistol to Rule Them All You don't have to be involved in the shooting sports for long before you will hear the name "Mauser", often in conjunction with discovering Paul Mauser's definitive bolt action rifle design, the Mauser '98. German firearms designer Paul Mauser's M98 was by no means his only design however, it ...

Heckler & Koch P7

Background Sometimes it takes a dramatic wake-up call for people to take action on a problem, and the Heckler & Koch P7 pistol was created as a result of one of the most world changing terrorist attacks of the twentieth century: the Palestinian "Black September" group taking hostage eleven members of the Israeli Olympic Team for ...

Walther Olympia Pistol

Introduction and Background Back when I was involved in education I came to the opinion that all secondary school students should learn and practice the Olympic Modern Pentathlon: not the one that is currently performed at the Olympic Games where the real pistols have been replaced with dinky little laser pointers, but the original one. In ...

Steyr Model 1912

The Steyr Model 1912 was, arguably, one of the greatest pistols of the early era, around the First and Second World Wars. It stands alongside the Colt M1911 and the Luger P08, and yet it is not nearly as well known as its peers. Yet this was a handgun built to withstand the rigors of ...

Singer Model 1911A1 Pistol

Singer were and still are world famous for their sewing machines, manufactured at their US plant at Elizabeth, New Jersey. But as the Second World War loomed in 1939 the US Government was already looking for companies that could manufacture arms for a possible involvement in the impending war in Europe. The US was by ...

SIG P210

The SIG P210 is to handguns what a Swiss watch is to wristwatches. The P210 has been described by firearms authority Ian Hogg as "The best pistol in the world" and the first time I was able to handle and fire one I quickly became convinced he was right. If you have used a hand ...

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