When it comes to handgun sights, the better the visibility, the better the sights. For many years, handgun sights were…Read More >
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I have used lever-action rifles all of my life, from the major makers and the foreign clones. These include the…Read More >
After many years of carrying a defensive handgun, I find the same formula works today that worked as when I…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 >
The Colt Single Action revolver was a sensation when it was introduced. Building on Colt’s reputation for durable fight winning…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.
Hand engraving is expensive. Few shooters in the old west era carried engraved firearms, but some did. During the gangster era Frank Hamer—the man who killed Bonnie and Clyde—carried Old Lucky, an engraved SAA .45. Bill Cody and a very few well-heeled shooters carried such revolvers. Today however, while you are not likely to be a famous gunman, you can own a fine, engraved revolver for traditions such as the Bill Tilghman Single Action Army.
I have used most of the popular old west calibers at one time or another, including the .32-20 and .41…Read More >
Lawmen such as Lone Wolf Gonzullas, Tom Threepersons, and Frank Hamer carried the SAA long into the previous century. Today, we have first quality revolvers (and plenty of cheap competitors) that will serve well. These revolvers are affordable, and in my opinion, also among the most useful, smooth handling, and accurate SAA types ever manufactured.