REVOLVERS

Premium Guns

When “Premium Guns” are mentioned, most envision a Colt Python, a Ruger Red Label, a Dan Wesson 1911 or a Freedom Arms revolver. To me, it means...
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Confederate Sixguns

If there ever was a pair of mismatched combatants, it was in the American Civil War. The North had steel; the South had cotton.
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The First Big...

THE RICHARDS-MASON CONVERSION — With the arrival of the Second Model Richards conversions, the conversion ring, hammer and loading gate were all improved,...
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Gemini Customs...

“The Ruger GP100 is a lot like a small block Chevrolet engine to me,” Marc explained. “The same basic foundation can be configured into sidearms of...
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Freedom Arms...

You likely know Freedom Arms essentially single-handedly wrote the book on high quality single-action revolvers. Or perhaps I should better say, they wrote...
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First Big Bore...

In 1856, Smith & Wesson entered into an agreement with Rollin White who held the patent on revolvers with bored-through cylinders, and then in 1857 (some...
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Return Of The Ruger Hunter...

This Ruger .44 Magnum has all the handgun hunter could ask for. It’s accurate, rugged, versatile and priced right.
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Freedom Arms Model 1997

In 1997 Freedom Arms introduced their “90 percent gun,” the smaller, and thus easier packin’, easier shooting, Model 97.
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Loading For Percussion Sixguns

The Walkers and the Dragoons at 4 to 41/2 lbs. were mainly used by the military and carried in pairs in pommel holsters.
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Too Much Of A Good Thing?

While the .44 Magnum can no longer claim to be the world’s most powerful handgun, it remains the standard against which other magnums and wannabes are...
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Bowen Classic Arms

Hamilton Bowen is a cherished friend, a benchmark leader in custom revolver building, witty, and — dare I say it — even charming at times.
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First Big Bore Sixguns –...

S&W MODEL #3 AMERICAN — Beginning in 1857, Smith & Wesson produced .22 and .32 Rimfire pocket pistols. In order to offer a larger caliber in a more...
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2003 Articles

2003 GUNS Magazine Articles Get any GUNS Magazine article listed below in a PDF format for only $2 each issue. How To Order: Click on the ITEM NUMBER of...
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Colt King Cobra .22 LR

We all have them, want them, need them or simply aspire to own them. The demand for our attention that a .22 revolver provokes can border on an obsession...
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The Enduring Smith &...

The snub-nose revolver had been a staple of concealed carry since the 19th century. Colt conceptualized the 2" barrel small-frame .38 Colt Detective Special...
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The 360 Buckhammer

When an ammunition company introduces a new cartridge, it seldom piques my interest. But, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Remington introduced the 360...
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The Single Action Army

Every single-action revolver manufactured since 1836 which bears the name Colt, Remington, Ruger, Freedom Arms etc., owe their very existence to Colt’s...
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3” Korth Mongoose in...

The Korth revolvers are as good as you think they are. FMG's Roy Huntington says his Mongoose .357 Magnum is an absolute pleasure to shoot and own.
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Smith & Wesson Model HEG...

No, it’s not quite a Triple-Lock, but S&W’s hand-ejector is a mighty fine sixgun.
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1955: A Classic Age Of...

.357 Magnum Python — Colt was also affected by the great things happening in 1955 and as a result, gave us their greatest double-action sixgun ever. Some...
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Cowboy Action Shooting...

Without reservation cowboy action shooting as is promoted by the SASS or Single Action Shooting Society is very popular and grows more so daily. It is a...
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Gary Reeder's Ultimate .500

If the old adage, “bigger is better,” is true, how far can it go? The answer may be near. I think the late great Elmer Keith originated the art of...
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The Searcher

Pictured in the 1955 First Edition of Sixguns are Keith’s personal 4" 1950 Target .44 Special, as well as son Ted’s 5" 1950 .44 Special. Someday I would...
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Ruger Doubles Down

Two on two: We turned Mike Humphries and Roy Huntington loose on two new Ruger handguns. These were the SP101 5-shot .357 and the .380 “Anniversary” LCP.
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Tale Of The Talking Six-Gun

Police officers, county sheriffs, and highway patrolmen enjoyed a strong, healthy relationship with the original S&W .357 Magnum six-gun. Gangsters and...
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Wonderful Wadcutters

If you shoot a .38 Special and want the single most accurate load you can find, there is only one choice of bullet: The 148-grain, lead, hollow-base wadcutter.
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Shop Shorts: Cutting...

FMG's Roy Huntington is back in the shop to answer a frequently asked question: How do you cut flats or slabs on a revolver barrel?
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The "Miculek Special"

In fast shooting, the Miculek revolver lives up to its name. The sweet trigger stroke from the Performance Center lets any of us live up to our best...
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Big Gun, Little Gun

In 1955, Smith & Wesson introduced the .357 Combat Magnum which would become the Model 19 two years later when the company went to a model-numbering system....
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Perfect 10s: Other...

In 1992, my two sons-in-law contacted me to say they wanted to take me to see a new Western movie. It was called Tombstone. “Who is in it?” They told me...
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.32/.38/.33 WCF Cartridge...

Over many decades of shooting, one is bound to develop favorites. One of mine is a genre of firearms; pistol-cartridge rifles, carbines and revolvers.
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Snubbies — It's Not Just You

Back in the day, there were quite a few colorful nicknames for the short-barreled revolver. Some called them “card-table guns,” suggesting their...
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Perfect 10: Dan Wesson...

It was 1975. Lee Jurras, who had earlier founded Super Vel and brought handgun ammunition into the 20th century, called handgunners together in Tucson to...
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Colt Snubbies

Colt has made many types of revolvers over the years, but the family of small revolvers known as the Detective Special, the Cobra and the Agent were among...
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The Classiest Of Classics

Unfortunately for my bank account, I like all types of handguns. I own numerous semi-autos and shoot them regularly in a bull’s-eye competition....
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.455 Webley-Fosberg

The Webley-Fosbery was never a military issue weapon. In America it is best known, not for its feats on the target range or in battle, but for its...
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The Hower 12-Shot .357/.50

Last Summer I drove the two-hour drive from Oklahoma to Kansas to visit my independent 91-year-old dad. With him in tow we arrived at my aunt and uncle’s...
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The Bond Arms Back-Up

When I think of the Bond Derringers, there is usually an “Old West” connection. The classic scene, the gambler reaching into his vest pocket when the...
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Old School Awesome

Due to the explosion in popularity of polymer autos and black guns over the past decade, it’s fair to say interest in revolvers throughout the same time...
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Tank-Tough Ten

When I first heard Ruger was introducing their Super Redhawk in 10mm Auto I thought I’d misunderstood. After all, the Super Redhawk is a huge hunk of...
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Handloading for Black Powder:

The .36 Model 1851 Navy was dwarfed by the power afforded by the .44 Dragoons. Firing 90-grain round ball at about 900 fps, energy-wise, realistically puts...
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Herter's Big Bore Sixguns

Readers in my age group likely remember when the Herter’s Company had a thriving mail order sporting goods business, selling everything from firearms and...
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