Last of the Wooden Guns: The M14

Powerful, classy, and reliable. These are the three words that come to mind when fans of the M14 describe their favorite rifle. This United States military icon was the last of the service rifles to be issued with a wooden stock, as well as the last to use a full-sized cartridge, the venerable 7.62x51mm NATO […]

Why the Winchester Lever Action Didn’t Go to War

For the past 100 years, the Winchester name has been synonymous with slick, smooth lever actions and hard-hitting large-caliber cartridges. But if the Winchester was the all-American rifle that won the west, then why wasn’t it used by American boys fighting at San Juan Hill, or in the trenches pushing back the Germans in World […]

How the Musket made America

In the old world, nations were formed through trade, nomadic expansion, or through the fall of powerful empires. It is arguable, however, that the United States of America was formed in large part thanks to the power of the gun, and for 400 years, that gun was a musket. Ever since the New World was […]

The Legacy of the Colt Peacemaker

One of the two “guns that won the west,” the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army, better known by its nickname “the Peacemaker” will forever be associated with cowboy hats, bucking broncos, and gun duels at high noon. Chambered in .45 Long Colt, this six-round single-action revolver has retained its popularity as a reliable, hard-hitting […]

Lady Death: the Most Deadly Female Sniper of All Time

March is international women’s month, and what better way for GunLove to celebrate it than to recall the greatest women shooters of our time? When Americans think of “badass women shooters” their minds conjure images of Annie Oakley, the legendary trick shooter of the old west or Lena Miculek, the extremely talented IPSC shooter who […]