An ’80s Superstar

In the 1980s Dan Wesson literally owned silhouette shooting. The reason? They listened to the long-range shooters and gave them what they wanted — a heavy-barreled .357 with excellent adjustable rear sights and interchangeable front ones. Many of us shot the revolver category using the 8" model.

Because of the relatively short cylinder we used .38 Special brass loaded with 180- to 200-gr. cast bullets. These were slow-moving loads — under 1,000 fps — but they always got the job done. Dan Wesson recently resurrected their .357 Magnum revolver.