REVOLVERS

The Ruger Bisley Hunter

Sitting near the ridge top, I see her nervously step out from the quakes. My left thumb cocks the Bisley Hunter before gripping the walking stick with that...
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Perfect Packin’ Pistol...

We continue our look at the Personification of the Perfect Packin’ Pistol using these words from the Taffin Dictionary of Sixgunning:
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The 'Other' Single-Action...

Those in my age group who grew up on B-Western Saturday matinee movies in the 1940s, followed by a long list of TV Westerns in the 1950s,
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"Throwing Down" With The SAA

My wife refuses to watch westerns with me. Why? I pick apart details in the show. If John Wayne is shooting a Winchester ’92 and the story is set in 1866,...
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Packing A Lightweight...

If the eyes are the windows of our very soul, the gun we carry is an extension of our defensive cognition.
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Taurus Raging Hunter .460...

Taurus's new revolver is the next-generation, big-bore revolver that's built to last! Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shows how fun it is to shoot...
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Heritage Firearms Barkeep

The Heritage Firearms Barkeep is a rimfire rendition of the classic short-barreled Colt Sheriff’s Model Peacemaker.
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The Singular Fitz Specials

I have often said the best part of my job of being a gun writer for nearly 55 years is not all the guns I get to test but the many interesting people I meet.
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S&W Hand Ejector 2nd Model...

Smith & Wesson’s N-Frame double-action revolvers are some of the most respected handguns ever made. This is especially true for the exquisite pre-World...
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SPREAD THE PUNCH

As I get older, I’ve discovered the increasing importance of size, shape and diameter when it comes to shooting big bore sixguns.
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Ruger Old Model Single-Six...

Bill Ruger’s Standard Model pistol (1949) and the Single-Six revolver (1953) pretty much set the rimfire handgun market on its ear.
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Understudy Guns

“Understudy gun” was a term first heard in these pages and is now more relevant than ever.
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Feeding Your .45 Sixguns

Hands down, the .45 Colt is my favorite handgun cartridge. You know this! Sure, I love other cartridges too, fickle as I am, but .45 caliber cartridges just...
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New Products August 2021 Issue

Northern Precision now offers Bullets for the 405 Winchester. They come in a variety of standard and custom weights. These start at 225 grains and include a...
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The Perfect Packin’ Pistol

Phil Sharpe is the main person responsible for the .357 Magnum. To come up with the .357 Magnum case, he simply lengthened the standard .38 Special from...
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Snubbies & Small Frame...

Are you a fan of the small-frame revolver, aka "Snubby?"  If so, today's episode is for you as we talk to Roy Huntington about his love of — passion for,...
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Rock Island Armory AL22...

I am not sure what passes for required reading in high schools these days, however in my time many of the classics were required reading.
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(Hammer) less Is More

In the time of the smallest good 9mms and the best pocket-size .380s ever, the smallest-frame short barrel double-action revolver still thrives — Smith &...
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Perfect Packin’ Pistol...

The fourth cartridge in this series is from Smith & Wesson, chambered in a swing-out cylinder double-action revolver — the .45 Auto Rim.
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Ruger Doubles Down Part 2

Roy Huntington turned loose on Ruger's .380 “Anniversary” LCP.
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Ode To A Boondocking Gun

I saw the two green points shining back at me in the beam of the headlamp I’d just turned on — but it wasn’t until I made out the dark bulk behind...
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With the Ruger MAX-9,...

As an aficionado of the revolver, I own several and among them are at least a half-dozen single-action Ruger sixguns.
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Smith & Wesson Model 25

While I have long been fascinated with N-Frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, I came to the party only after seeing the movie “Dirty Harry.”
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Perfect Packin’ Pistol...

The origin of the .45 Colt goes back to the early 1870s. When the military called for tests to select a new sidearm, Colt produced the 1871-72 Open Top.
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