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In the years between WWI and WWII, the American public was enamored with sensationalized news about a vicious new breed of criminal. Unlike bandits of the Old West riding on horseback and armed with six-shooters and lever guns, these Great Depression-era outlaws rode around in powerful V-8 Fords armed with machine guns and .45 automatics.
While John Dillinger is often considered the most famous of the “public enemy era” criminals, a couple of...
A firearm, when paired with the right character and actor, can become more iconic than the movie itself. Sometimes it’s a happy accident, sometimes it’s a carefully considered plan, but when it clicks, pop culture doesn’t forget. The character and gun become inseparable. These are some of the most iconic guns to ever grace the big screen.
“Dirty Harry” Callahan | Smith & Wesson Model 29 Revolver
What would Dirty Harry be without his hand cannon...
It’s hard to believe today, and even harder to explain to someone under the age of 50, that there was once a time when firearms were regarded as sporting goods by major retailers. They were basically treated like baseball bats or golf clubs—selling in huge department stores that appealed to the broadest customer base possible. (You might also struggle to explain what a department store was.)
In this new era of e-commerce, the very concept of the...