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Which guns did the infamous Bonnie and Clyde have in their arsenal?  Who shot first in the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr? The answer to all these questions and many more in the history section of our website. You’ll find a variety of fun historical reads that breathes life into past gun and ammo adventures.


Have you ever wondered what the most powerful handguns in the world are? Or possibly, what are the most powerful rifles available for purchase? Well, you are in the right place! We love putting together stories and lists of historical weapons that amaze, inform and inspire.


Do you want to impress friends and co-workers with your historical knowledge of guns and ammo? Each week Widener’s provides a new history article for you to sink your teeth into. Get your history fix on the Widener’s blog! Be sure to check out our history articles and share the information with your friends and family if you find it helpful.

M14 VS M1 Garand

M14 VS M1 Garand

By Guy J. Sagi So you want to buy a classic battle rifle? Fair enough. It’s something that most men desire to own in their lifetime. Sure, you could buy a Rolex, Leica camera, or some other luxury tchotchke. But there’s something about a linseed oil-rubbed woodgrain stock and parkerized stainless steel finish that excites […]

Guns Of Heat

Guns Of Heat

Heat is one of those popular movies with something to satisfy nearly everyone, although in different ways.  Bordering on cult status, it boasts some of the biggest A-list stars of the ‘90s. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jon Voight, Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer, and Tom Sizemore are just a few of the cast members. We’ll […]

Guns Used In No Country For Old Men

Guns Used In No Country For Old Men

 No Country for Old Men combines extreme violence interspersed with humor and creative direction from Joel and Ethan Coen. Based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy, the movie received the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2007. The guns used in No Country For Old Men are mostly true to the era the film is […]

what is an AR-10

What Is An AR-10 Battle Rifle?

Using the analogy of a family, the AR-10 is the older, more powerful, and more reliable brother of the AR-15. Still, the younger brother has achieved much more popularity and success and led a more exciting life. Both rifles are part of the Armalite family, and historically, the AR-10 and AR-15 are not its oldest […]

stripper clip

What Is A Stripper Clip?

What in the world is a stripper clip? You’ve probably heard about the differences between magazines and clips, but a stripper clip is its own thing. Let’s chat about these mystical reloading tools, how they work, and the firearms that use them.  A stripper clip is a small piece of metal that holds ammunition in […]