Double Action?

When John Moses Browning perfected his 1898 design into the Model of 1911, adopted by the US Army as it’s primary sidearm (M1911), he had given the world it’s first semi-automatic, short-recoil handgun. An accomplishment which, but for the addition of a picattiny rail, is virtually unchanged from 1911. His hammer-fired pistol had a single-action trigger. This means […]

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The CZ-75

The P-09 is the latest in a line of handguns manufactured by Ceska Zbrojovka, or CZ for short. The company was founded in 1936 in what was then Czechoslovakia and is now the Czech Republic. Early firearms production was for the Czech Army during Word War II, but the company eventually began pursuing the civilian […]

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The Veritable 9mm

The name Parabellum, used for the 9mm Parabellum pistol cartridge is derived from the Latin: Si vis pacem, para bellum If you seek peace, prepare for war. which was the motto of Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionfabriken (DWM) (German Weapons and Munitions Manufacturer). The cartridge was developed in 1902 for the 9mm Luger, designed by Georg […]