A Survey of...

Your revolver's grips will determine a number of crucial features - from the speed of your follow-up shot to the amount of recoil you feel. We look back at...
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5 Top-Selling...

With inventory low at most brick-and-mortar retailers, firearm seekers are having to turn to online dealers like GunBroker.com to find guns. Publishing...
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The Making Of A...

As the resident reprobate writing for FMG Publications, I’ll admit it’s changed me. I was happy being the stock-box kind of gun guy — then it happened!
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Korth Ranger...

Premier manufacturers of fine firearms, Nighthawk Custom and Germany’s Korth Arms partnered in 2016 to bring a new level of revolvers to the American...
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Lipsey’s Ruger...

Lipsey’s, a large Ruger distributor, is proud to announce the release of their blued SP101 half-lug 3" revolver, making this 5-shot .357 Magnum
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BBQ Colt

Recently on an Internet website a fellow asked me, “Do you have a barbeque Colt?” I replied, “Um, No, I don’t think so.”
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Gear Spotlight:...

Are you a wheelgunner? While upgrades and accessories are not quite as readily available as parts and gear for modular semi-automatic handguns, there are...
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Cowboy...

Of course, I was extremely naïve to bring a gun to university and perhaps more so, to a philosophy class. The world, my world, has changed a lot since then.
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.41 Magnum...

A modern version of a tried and true gun/load combination, Elmer Keith's .41 Magnum scratches the nostalgic itch we all get from time to time and is as...
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Grail Guns

Occasionally I run across someone discussing their ultimate “Grail” gun. I often wondered what factors other handgunners considered in their criteria.
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.44 Special Five...

Sam Colt started it all. In 1836 his Colt Paterson became the first truly workable revolver. Chambered in both .36 and .40, it was a smallish, somewhat...
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Problem-Solving,...

Since I was from Kentucky, I had been taught any problem that could not be solved by a bigger hammer could be solved by a big gun, and well, I had a big...
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Dance with What...

I’ve always believed you should dance with the one that brought you. Strangely, I never felt the least bit under-gunned armed with my Smith & Wesson Model 66.
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Altor’s Single...

I honestly, really, completely wanted to dislike this gun. I mean, just look at it. It’s everything silly you can think up. It looks like a hose nozzle...
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.44 RUSSIAN,...

It amazes me how many shooters — young and old — talk about their .44 Specials or .44 Magnums without having a clue as to their ancestry.
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Primo Prestige...

If we don’t know where we’ve been, it’s harder to tell where we’re going. In 2020 Colt re-introduced their top-of-the-line Python revolver.
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Handgunner...

But, having started altering the gun, I also caught “the bug” in the process. In search of more suggestions, I went to the best resource for handguns...
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Bowen Classic...

It’s easy to casually toss terms like “elegance” or “grace” into a conversation. “A Bentley’s innate elegance showcases a classic British...
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Point-Counter Point

Recently I got my greedy little mitts on a stunning pair of special-edition mini-revolvers. Dubbed Anti Venoms, they’re the result of a partnership...
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Because It’s...

It was a time when everyone was enamored with the .44 Magnum S&W Model 29, the Dirty Harry gun for which so many would add their names to waiting lists,...
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Plain Precision...

Okay, they’re not as “pretty” as the regular derringers from Bond Arms, but they have the same high-quality materials and the same careful fitting inside.
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Vantage Point...

Some of you gifted with eagle eyes might have noticed changes in the table of contents. Maybe lots of changes. Never fear, we haven’t removed any of your...
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No Regrets |...

I initially had some misgivings about altering the gun, as the 624 was an elegant and rare revolver in its original configuration, but I wanted to make it...
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Ruger CarryHawk

Ruger’s release of the new TALO exclusive, the CarryHawk, is proof of their ability to please the masses by understanding their customer base.
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A Dear Old...

A buddy of mine had this old Taurus .38 Special that fit the bill and the price was right, so I bought it. It lived in the closet for a while, out of sight,...
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The Sixguns Of...

Back in the 1990s, Milt and Karen Morrison were visiting us and after supper I pulled out a few sixguns. I had the idea of coming up with a different kind...
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DOUBLE, TRIPLE,...

Let’s think about the .38-40 and the .41 Long Colt. Two totally different cartridges. The first is a tapered or bottleneck cartridge beginning life in the...
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A Friend in War...

I came into possession of my blued 6” Smith & Wesson Model 14 K-38 Target Masterpiece .38 Special revolver in November 1986. I hadn’t planned anything...
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Big .38 Special

Today we think of .38 Special mostly as a self-defense round for snub nose revolvers, But, before .500, .480, .475 and .460 revolvers, before .357, .41 and...
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DIY Bullshooter...

There’s no easier way to dress up your sixgun than putting on fancy stocks. A proper grip is the foundation to good shooting and doing the work yourself...
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North American...

Pole barn rats beware!
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Smythons &...

I'm actually a Ruger revolver lover at heart. You can also see my custom Speed vice-Six I built because I couldn't stand not having a 3" round butt...
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The New Colt Python

It was circa-1955. Bullseye shooting, where you stood on your hind legs and shot one-handed is king. Cops’ holsters are filled with either a Colt or S&W...
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A Colt Buntline...

Upon entering the door of a recent Montana gun show, I thought, “My money is safe. There will be nothing in here that trips my trigger.”
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Lost And Found |...

I’ve loved revolvers from the very first day I laid hands on a Colt .38 Detective Special. Little did I know that one day in the near future I would find,...
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An Airweight...

I found a homeless Airweight Bodyguard at a local pawn shop and arranged a payment schedule to make it mine on a rookie’s salary. In the humid North...
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Short Brass Long...

One question often arising from handloaders has to do with the use of short brass and long chambers. Cartridges like the .38 Special in .357 Magnum and .44...
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A Vietnam...

I arrived in Vietnam in March of 1968 and received a letter from my father, a combat veteran of both WWII and Korea, telling me he was sending a gift. A...
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Top 10 Revolver...

In 2018, a total of 664,835 revolvers were produced — 99.8% by 10 firearm manufacturers. We review the ATF Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report...
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Taurus Revolver...

Essentially a classic 856 small-frame model with some enhancements, the Defender stands out with the VZ grips and 3" barrel.
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Slip-Ups And...

With my writing career nearing 50 years (full time since 1981) with over 2,000 printed features and columns I’m bound to have made mistakes.
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Retro Revolver...

What better way to spend our time while quarantined than dusting off our magazine archive, flipping through the yellowed pages and reminiscing on classic...
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A Royal Restoration

The greatest sixgunsmiths who ever lived are alive and practicing their art today.
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Taurus 942 &...

Since their inception, and later introduction to the U.S. market in 1968, Taurus has led the way in affordable, reliable firearms.
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Leaning Left...

Got your attention I’ll bet, but we’re not talking about “that” left here. Left-handed people in many ways are better off today than in the past.
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Taurus 380 UL

A neat little revolver, using full-moon clips, and chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge? At this point, a gun-cynic might ask why?
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Odd But Good?

A perusal of revolvers developed around the world in the last 150 years cannot help but give you some insight about the human mind.
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DOUBLE, TRIPLE,...

Let’s think about the .38-40 and the .41 Long Colt. Two totally different cartridges. The first is a tapered or bottleneck cartridge beginning life in the...
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