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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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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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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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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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Smith & Wesson 1899

This gun is the classic K-frame revolver… mostly because it’s the first K-frame revolver. The 1899 was also essentially the first Military and Police revolver. Our troops carried this as one of the last revolvers issued to them. It was…

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Rossi 971

The .357 magnum is well known for its knock-down power and controllability. The .357 magnum load is an uncompromising combat load designed for self-defense and law enforcement.  The Rossi 971 is a carbon steel revolver based off the K-frame design…

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Sig Sauer P250

The Sig P250 is one of Sig Sauer’s first polymer frame pistols. The P250 is a hammer-fired, double action only (DAO) weapon chambered in either 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 acp and of course 357 SIG. The Sig P250 comes in…

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