Germany’s Mauser C96 Pistol

Germany’s semi-automatic Mauser C96 Pistol was first produced in 1896.  Up until the introduction of .357 Magnum cartridge, the C96s 7.63 x 25mm Mauser cartridge was the highest velocity commercially manufactured.  This pistol is considered by many as one of the top...

The German Empire’s Luger 9mm Pistol

The German Empire’s Luger 9mm Pistol is also known as the Pistole Parabellum 1908 (or) the Parabellum-Pistole.  The Luger was one of the first semi-automatic pistols designed and produced and featured a toggle-lock (vs. a slide action), short recoil.  Georg J. Luger,...

Browning Hi-Power Pistol

The Browning Hi-Power design began with firearms visionary John Moses Browning, who died before its completion.  Browning first began designing this Belgium’s FN (Fabrique Nationale) of Herstal completed the design of this single-action, semi-automatic 9mm pistol....

Czechoslovakia’s CZ 75 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Czechoslovakia’s semi-automatic CZ 75 pistol was initially introduced in 1975.  This weapons is considered by some to be one of the top pistols in the world.  The CZ 75 is all-steel construction and features a staggered-column magazine and a hammer forged barrel.  The...