RIMFIRE HANDGUNS

Colt's Cartridge Conversions

With this installment we reach a fascinating type of Colt single action revolver — the Cartridge Conversions. That’s a misnomer because it implies this genre of revolver was actually...

Tags: Colt, handgun, Revolver,...
08/28/19

Miss Lilly's Revolver

My connection to Miss Lilly is through a revolver my father gave me when I was in the 5th grade — a .38 Rimfire. According to markings on the top strap, the brand (or model) is “The Oliver,”...

Tags: Colt, handgun, Hodgon Powder,...
06/05/19

Fluted Ammo: Great Or Gimmik?

I first became acquainted with the new fluted bullet designs for defensive ammo in the latter part of 2015 with the introduction of ARX ammunition,

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04/03/19

The NAA Ranger II

As I write this, in my pocket resides a tiny, solid-frame, 5-shot, spur-trigger revolver from North American Arms. It’s their updated version of an antique design and I know several police...

Tags: NAA Ranger, Revolver, smith &...
03/08/19

Volquartsen’s .22 WMR...

When you can uncrate a new handgun, drive to the range and place the first five Federal Premium 30-gr. Sierra loads into 0.41" at 25 yards, you just might be holding a .22 Magnum Volquartsen Scorpion.

Tags: handgun, Rimfires
03/06/19

An Influential Smith &...

During the day-to-day grind of content production for our magazines and websites, I like to keep an eye on the daily press releases we receive to stay on top of the happenings in the industry....

Tags: dwayne charron, mike...
03/05/19
Truly Tiny Handguns

It’s embarrassing to admit, but my first concealed carry pistol back when dinosaurs roamed the plains was an FIE Titan in .25 ACP. We had no money and my...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Taffin Shooting
.22 LR Conversion

"Practice makes Perfect." It sounds like a great axiom for shooters, however it is simply not true! What is closer to the truth is Perfect Practice makes...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Alternative Varmint Whackers

As rimfire riflemen and pistoleros, we love our HP ammo for enhanced performance, but over the years there’ve been plenty of alternative bullet styles...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
A Sixpack Of .22s

There are millions among us who still love revolvers. But buying centerfire ammo can take a significant chunk out of the family budget. Reloading helps, but...
Read Full Article Nick Sisley
S&W .22 Victory Target Model

Every new shooter, whether using rifle, sixgun, or semi-auto pistol should start with a .22. The reasons are obvious and all of them promote practice —...

Read Full Article John Taffin
.22 Caliber Cross-Training

When the Summer Olympics took place in Rio de Janeiro the entire world focused on the myriad of sporting events on display. One of the techniques many of...
Read Full Article Steve Sieberts
What I Carry (And How And Why)

Regular readers of GUNS know my first concealed carry sixgun in 1956 was a then-brand new 2nd Generation 7-1/2" Colt Single Action .45. It was chosen very...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Volquartsen Scorpion

Starting out in 1974 as “Tom’s Gun Bluing,” Tom Volquartsen has built “Volquartsen Custom” into a world leader when it comes to engineering...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson