A long time ago, there were no Magnum cartridges. It was only 85 years ago that the .357 Magnum cartridge…Read More >
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I suppose if there is anything I am not, it is a gun snob. I own a number of humble-but-useful…Read More >
Buffalo Bore Ammunition uses the motto “Strictly Big Bore – Strictly Business.” Just the same, Buffalo Bore offers loadings in…Read More >
Over the years, I have enjoyed firing the calibers popular in the Old West. Some refer to these as the…Read More >
Some shooters regard revolvers as dinosaurs. Since the introduction of the first reliable self-loading pistols well over 100 years ago,…Read More >
When a new shooter or trainee begins discussing concealed carry, I offer the best advice I am able. One piece…Read More >
Many years ago, the first swing-out-cylinder, double-action revolvers from Smith & Wesson began leaving the factory. The unicycle was in…Read More >
The Shooter’s Log is often asked about the ‘best’ handgun load. Unfortunately, many correspondents fail to share the intended mission of the load. The mission has a strong influence as to the desired bullet weight, velocity, and penetration. As an example, you may be perfectly happy to run the .44 Special or .45 Colt with a 255-grain SWC at 700 fps for cowboy action or target practice. If hiking in country in which the big cats or bears may be more than a nuisance, the same bullet up to 1,000 fps would be a better choice.
Revolvers remain an important part of the handgun market. The niche for revolvers is stronger than ever, with the introduction of new revolvers and accessories. Among the most interesting accessories are revolver speedloaders. Many regard them as necessary for personal defense, as much so as keeping a spare magazine for the self-loading handgun.