Caliber Recoil Gunsmarts Lede

Pistol Calibers & Recoil Made Simple

In this video from Smith & Wesson's GUNSMARTS, Jerry Miculek takes you through some popular chamberings.

Love at First Shot | S1 E7 Buying Your First Handgun: "Path to the Purchase"

A trip to the gun store can be overwhelming, especially when you’re buying your first firearm. Join us as we follow two first-time buyers as they take their first steps toward gun ownership.

Love at First Shot | S1 E7 Buying Your First Handgun: "Customization Options"

Half the fun of purchasing your first handgun is making it your own. Colion Noir shares his thoughts on the handgun buying experience, and Natalie Foster travels to Wisconsin to learn about DuraCoat, a special paint coating for your handgun, available in hundreds of colors.

Coming to Grips with Your Grips

Your gun’s grip affects your marksmanship more than you imagined. Here’s what you need to know.

Four Guns That Should NOT Be Your First Handgun

As much as we love guns, some are just not the right choice for new shooters or new carriers. Here are four handguns to stay away from when you’re starting out.

How to Move Up in Handgun Caliber

If you are bored with plinking away at bottles with your .22-cal. pistol and want to work your way up to blasting targets with larger calibers, here's how you do it.

Four Factors For Finding Firearms Instruction

No, we’re not just talking to you beginners out there …

Ready, Steady, Defend: Winchester USA Ready Defense Pistol Ammunition

Shouldn't the ammo you trust with your life be the very best?

Pick a Position: 3 Handgun Shooting Stances You Should Know

Before you can argue which is the best shooting stance, you need to know what they are are. Learn them here.

The 10 mm Is Here to Stay—Again

This powerful cartridge is anything but new—but it might be to you! Find out if it's worth giving it a shot.

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