REVOLVERS

A Most-Heinous Offense

A friend, to whom I have bestowed the nickname “Shrapnel” for reasons too involved to cover here, recently accused me of a most heinous offense. This...
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Seven Reasons Why You...

Why the Ruger LCRx in .327 Federal Magnum is the ideal EDC revolver.
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Ruger’s Little Pocket...

If there’s any handgun more fun, more versatile, more handy and cheaper to shoot than a .22 kit gun or pocket gun, I have yet to see it.
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S&W M&P Airweight .38 Special

Introduced in 1953 as the Military & Police Airweight, renamed the Model 12 in 1957, the lightweight version of Smith & Wesson’s super-popular six-shot...
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The Heritage Barkeep Boot

In 2020 Heritage Firearms introduced their Barkeep .22-caliber revolver. Heritage produces all those bargain-basement utilitarian Western-style rimfire...
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Compromise Part V: The...

In 1955, Bill Ruger went from his .22 Single-Six single-action revolver to a full-sized single-action with his .357 Blackhawk.
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Taurus 856 executive grade .38 special revolver
First Look: Taurus 856...

In this First Look, Nic Lenze takes his first shots with the all-new Taurus Executive Grade 856 .38 Special revolver.
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Are Revolvers Perfect For...

The shooting community welcomes all of the over eight million first-time gun owners that we gained over the last two years. How should you welcome a new...
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The Taurus Judge: The...

Special Projects Editor Roy Huntington takes another look at the Taurus Judge, a five-shot .410/.45 Colt revolver. Is it the ultimate defensive option?
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The Influence Of Elmer...

The famous Bisley Matches date back to the 19th century and are associated with the Victorian-era clubhouse first built in 1865, then moving to its current...
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Compromise Part IV — ...

In late 1961, Colt introduced its New Frontier model in honor of President John F. Kennedy’s ringing declaration, “We stand at the edge of a New...
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The West's Twilight: S&W...

Both the Colt and the Smith .45 ACP revolvers are called the 1917, and while I dearly love old Colts, the Smith makes the more persuasive argument.
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Two Of A Kind

Tyler Gun Works is noted for their action jobs and the Vaqueros are a living, shooting example. The revolvers received Tyler’s Revolver Accuracy Package...
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Heavyweight .44 Hollow Point
Heavyweight .44 Hollow...

We know the 250-grain “Keith” slug traveling at 1,400 FPS is as good as it gets. Or do we? As a bullet caster, it’s easier keeping track of alloy used...
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Colt Single Action Army
Compromise Part 3: The...

After previously unsuccessful U.S. Army Trials, Colt was sent back to the drawing board and William Mason came up with what became the Colt Single Action...
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Uberti's Hombre .45 Colt

The Uberti Hombre is the cowboy pistol for the Working Man.
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Big Wheelguns: The First .44s

It is one of our most important revolver cartridges not only for what it was, but also for what it would become.
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Which Guns Actually Won...

Which guns were instrumental in making the west safe for settlers? Mike "Duke" Venturino counts two as co-winners with two others as second-placers.
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.357 magnum revolvers
The .357 Magnum & Me

One thing sixgunners agree on is the value of a good .357 Magnum revolver so it's no surprise it's the most popular of all the Magnums.
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Ruger .22 single action revolver
Ruger's .22 Single Action

Realizing shooters wanted a single action that would be inexpensive to shoot, Ruger introduced a .22 single action sixgun in 1953.
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Compromise Part 2:...

Sam Colt was a genius, however, just as those of us who are not, he also had flaws in his character.
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Old West Replicas

We have Civil War reenactors, Italian movie producers and Cowboy Action shooters to thank for creating a market for replica revolvers, rifles and shotguns.
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Compromise Part One: ...

Before carrying a percussion pistol afield there are several things that can be done to make sure it is as totally reliable as possible.
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Armscor's M200 .38...

FMG's Roy Huntington takes a First Look at Armscor's M200 & M206 revolver series, ideal for self defense and concealed carry. Chambered in .38 Special,...
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The Model 1917 Revolver

They were critical additions to the sidearm shortage of WWI and any soldier in desperate need of a handgun would most likely have been grateful as heck for...
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The Revolvers of Tiger McKee

Tiger McKee is a world-recognized authority on defensive shooting. He earned his fame with two classic guns of his generation, the 1911 .45 pistol and the...
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Big Bore Belly Guns Part III

Local gun shops are great places to find Big Bore Belly Guns and two worth looking for are the out-of-production Smith & Wesson L-Frame .44 Specials
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Ruger's Wrangler .22LR...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington looks at Ruger's new Wrangler revolver chambered in .22LR.
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Accumulating .22 Caliber...

I don't collect .22LR revolvers, but they worked great for teaching students.
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The Barkeep Boot Gun…

A scant 1" barrel makes this Barkeep .22 caliber the ultimate concealable revolver.
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Who Needs A Revolver Barrel?

The chamber holding the cartridge is part of the barrel for rifles, shotguns and handguns aside from revolvers. Revolvers separate the chamber and the...
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Big Bore Belly Guns Part II

A Big Bore Belly Gun I yearned after for a long time was a Fitz Special. The last time I saw the late Col. Rex Applegate, I was accorded the rare privilege...
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Colt M1877 Revolver

What did Doc Holiday, Billy the Kid, Pat Garret, Pearl Hart and John Wesley Hardin have in common? The Colt M1877 Revolver
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The .44 WCF Or .44-40

The first successful repeating lever-action rifle was the 1860 Henry. B. Tyler Henry was Oliver Winchester’s shop foreman at New Haven Arms and the Henry...
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Case hardening redux

Honest wear doesn’t bother me so long as guns’ bores are bright and mechanical function is correct. Damage from neglect is a different matter. I always...
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The Trend-Setting ...

The still-popular genre of the small-frame snub-nose .38 Special revolver was quantified in 1926 by Colt.
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