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AMT Hardballer

You will be HARD-PRESSED to come up with a better name for a handgun than HARDBALLER. The AMT Hardballer was manufactured by the now-defunct Arcadia Machine & Tool Co. from 1977-2002. The Hardballer was a clone of the Colt 1911,…

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Smith & Wesson 29-2 Nickel

This is a S&W 29-2 in nickel finish with an 8-3/8″ barrel, made circa 1977. The 29-2 model is a .44 magnum caliber revolver manufactured by Smith & Wesson for approximately 20 years, starting in 1961. It is the 3rd…

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Century Arms Draco NAK9

I own a few handguns. Okay, maybe more than a few. Each has its own plusses, minuses and personality. And each one fills a need, even if that need is just to have fun. Well, I have a fun firearm…

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Citadel M-1911 American Flag Battleworn Gray Cerakote

There are plenty of 1911-style pistols out there. And in a variety of calibers, even .380 ACP like this Sig. What we have here is a 1911-style pistol from Citadel in 9mm. What makes this one special is the cerakote…

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Magnum Research Desert Eagle

The Desert Eagle rose to fame as the “cool looking” gun in countless movies and video games. In reality this is a big, heavy pistol that has a lot flexibility, can be customized by the buyer, and is a ton…

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Beretta 92 A1

The Beretta 92 A1 is a variant of the trusted, tried and true 92 series 9mm. The main difference between the two is that the 92 A1 has a Picatinny rail (also known as a MIL-STD-1913 rail), on which can be mounted…

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Chiappa Rhino

This unique gun has created quite a stir among handgun enthusiasts. Some hate it, some love it. Put me in the latter category. The main attribute of the Italian-made Chiappa Rhino that has polarized everyone is that the barrel is…

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Belgian Pepperbox

Well I think we finally found the best handgun… for the year 1840, that is…! This is a Belgian-made “Pepperbox” in the rare 8-barrel configuration. There are also 4, 5 and 6 barrel versions. 36 caliber cap & ball; barrels are…

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Smith & Wesson 581

The S&W 581 is a larger L-frame revolver, first produced in the 1980s. The 581 is actually a variant of the 586, with the 581 having fixed sights, as shown in the example pictured here. This gun also has the…

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