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When the cowboy-shooting bug bites you, you get it bad. I have had it for over 40 years with no sign of a respite.
Originally introduced in 2007 and later discontinued, Ruger is pleased to announce the return of the SP101 revolver chambered in
For many of us, the .22 revolver is an inexpensive handgun to coax young shooters into safe handling and marksmanship.
Charter Arms’ 9mm revolver, called the Pit Bull, uses a common pistol cartridge in an uncomplicated wheelgun design—an elegant
Throughout recorded human history, man has feared snakes. And, for the most part, rightfully so. Silent, deadly, and
These days, I see a lot of shooters who seem to have forgotten how much fun shooting is. They are
People new to shooting—especially women—tend to gravitate toward the smaller .38 Special lightweight revolvers and even though the
Check out these five new guns from the innovative to improvement on an old classic. This week’s product spotlight highlights
Commonality of handguns is often a topic of discussion among gun owners. Should everyone in the family use the same type of handgun? Alternately, is individuality best?
As a woman working in the firearms industry, I often am asked what guns I recommend for other women. It
Part 6 in our concealed carry series.
Choosing your personal handgun is just that—a personal choice. While individual preference is important, you should not select a poor quality or ineffective handgun on a whim. Once a certain level of quality is met, the differences in handling matter most. While quality handguns differ in features, most handguns in a particular class are tactically similar, with the final determiner of survival being your skill. When you are a student, you are human and often make poor choices.
Society changes slowly, although tools change often. Since about 1900, the subject of revolvers and automatics (yes, I know, we call them automatics anyway) has been beaten to death every time a novice looks at a handgun. So, I suppose it is worth another discussion. Likewise, with the introduction of new handguns, the situation warrants attention. I sometimes feel a pang of sympathy for new shooters.
When personal defense is the goal, the choice of firearms has a direct bearing on the success or failure of the mission. While mindset and training are vital, the firearm itself is material to the individual’s survival. The choice should be reliable, powerful enough for the task at hand and accurate enough to accomplish the mission. Reliability is an absolute, never to be compromised. Powerful enough begins with the .38 Special +P.
I have been fascinated by the great buildings of the world all my life and always find architecture interesting. While Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower are monumental achievements, the Pirate’s House in Savannah, Ga., is another structure I find completely interesting. And Joyce and I love the mile-high bridge at Grandfather Mountain.
At times, you just gotta go cowboy. Among my favorite handguns are single-action revolvers. I like the feel, heft, accuracy and handling. While some say they are outdated, they sure get a lot of use.
Revolver history is interesting. I am leading up to something because the revolver on my desk as I write this has me going back over everything I have learned about the revolver.
A Bit of Revolver History
The revolver is older than commonly believed. Double-barrel and combination barrels were common during the flintlock era, although they are not true repeaters. Revolvers with multiple chambers were not rare—they were expensive. The revolving-cylinder handgun dates back to at least 1540, so it was a case of the technology of the day not catching up with the thinking man’s dreams.