New South Welshman Sam Medway, featured in Handgun 7 as a youngster to watch, has certainly fulfilled that potential by becoming 2013 Single Action World Champion. ‘Savage Sam’ tells Rachael Andrews how he overcame adversity to do it. We then look at the Steel Challenge, which has added a new rimfire pistol class to its already exhilarating repertoire. This will bring added appeal for juniors and beginners. Daniel O’Dea reviews the Pardini SK12 Absorber PCP air pistol, Roy Cassidy looks at the Colt Marine pistol and a pair of antique French pocket pistols are scrutinised by Leo Laden. In our historical section, Henri Lach examines the quirky Chicago Palm Gun, a tiny, concealable arm that was used by many on both sides of the law as a last-stand item during the American Prohibition era.