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First Look: Taurus View Revolver

by Eric R. Poole 6

Precision instruments have nothing to hide. The new Taurus five-shot View is quite possibly the lightest .38 Special available. I’ve found… more »

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Ruger Single-Nine Review

by Payton Miller 13

What put Ruger firearms on my personal radar was not the company’s original Standard .22 pistol (I’m too young for… more »

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Taurus Raging Judge Magnum Review

by Eric R. Poole 31

I’ve been after whitetails with hand-cannons since I shot my first “handgun buck” in Maine with a .454 Raging Bull…. more »

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Smallbore Snubbie: Ruger LCR-22 Review

by G&A Staff 45

Ruger’s snubnose polymer-frame Lightweight Compact Revolver has been a success since its introduction in 2009. It’s already available in four… more »

We take a double-action .22 LR/.22 WMR convertible out for a spin.

The Taurus Model 992 Review

by Steve Gash 4

  The .22 revolver has been the mainstay of the outdoorsman for decades, but while immensely popular, the .22 Long… more »

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Smith & Wesson Governor Review

by Payton Miller 1

I first became aware of the .410/.45 handgun’s appeal with a Thompson/Center Contender during a high-desert quail/rabbit hunt sometime in… more »

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The 9/11 Revolver

by Ben O'Brien 29

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, there’s no better time to turn our attention to the American heroes who… more »

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Ruger SP101 22 Review

by Martin Hobe 2

Bill Ruger began his remarkable career as a firearms designer with a .22 handgun. The sleek autoloader, with its tubular… more »

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 is a little five-shot double-action-only cuts weight by having an aluminum alloy upper frame and synthetic lower grip frame. Both the cylinder and barrel liner are stainless steel, which is why the Bodyguard 38 is rated for .38 Special +P ammunition.

Guns of PDTV: Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38

by Scott E. Mayer 10

This season on Personal Defense TV, the smallest and lightest revolver George is using is the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard… more »

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Where Do You Draw the Line on Handgun Recoil?

by Dan Johnson 208

I was about 19 when I bought my first .44 Magnum, a second-hand Ruger Super Blackhawk. It was the first… more »

This six-shot 357 Magnum revolver is different from ordinary revolvers in that the Rhino fires from the bottom chamber instead of the top. That arrangement results in straight-back recoil, and the namesake rhino-like profile.

Guns of PDTV: Chiappa Rhino

by Scott E. Mayer 52

The most unique gun George is using this season is the “Rhino” revolver from Chiappa. That’s an Italian word, pronounced… more »

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Ruger LCR .357 Review

by Payton Miller 10

When we premiered Ruger’s polymer-framed LCR .38 snubbie back in March 2009, a lot of us figured a subsequent .357… more »

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Hard-Hitting Handful: The .357 Magnum Review

by Patrick Sweeney 11

  There was a time when the .357 Magnum was more than the average shooter could stand, or so the… more »

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S&W Models 60 and 627 Pro Series

by G&A Staff 0

Join Bart Skelton at the range as he shoots it out with the S&W Models 60 and 627 Pro.

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Laser-Equipped Bodyguards: S&W Bodyguard 38 and 380 Reviews

by Patrick Sweeney 6

September-2010 Back when we few, we happy few, were lawfully packing handguns, the manufacturers didn’t offer much. Oh, there were… more »

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Smith & Wesson 638 Review

by Steve Gash 2

S&W had developed the .38 S&W Special in 1902, and in 1949, company president Carl Hellstrom requested a new small-frame… more »

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Ruger 327 GP100 Review

by Payton Miller 1

When Ruger first chambered its compact SP101 in the hot .327 Federal Magnum, everyone I knew who had the opportunity… more »

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Smith & Wesson Model 2 Revolver Review

by G&A Staff 0

The Smith & Wesson Model 2 revolver was one of the most popular early Smith & Wesson revolvers.

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The Colt New Army/Navy Revolver Review

by G&A Staff 0

This is the gun that displaced the powerful and reliable Colt Single Action Army for the US military.

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Nikon Encore Scope

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Join Dick Metcalf on a handgun Cape buffalo hunt where he shares what features are needed on a reliable handgun… more »

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Charter Pink Lady Review

by Patrick Sweeney 2

When I was working as a gunsmith, Charter Arms revolvers didn’t often cross my threshold. They had a rep back… more »

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S&W Classic Designs

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Here’s the scoop on what makes the new-production Smith & Wesson classic revolvers so appealing to handgun shooters.

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A Quartet for Carry: Reviews of Ruger SP101, CZ 83, Kel-Tec P-32, and Taurus Model 731 Ultra-Lite.

by Doug Larson 4

Ed Head, the operations chief at Gunsite Academy, once told me, “The first rule of gunfighting is having a gun…. more »

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The Colt 1877 Thunder Revolver Review

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Handguns have been used for decades for personal defense. Here’s a look back at a Colt 1877 Thunder Revolver carried… more »

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Uberti Model 1873 Cattleman Review

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Are reproduction Colts any good? Let’s see with the Uberti Model 1873 Cattleman.

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A Brand New Spin: Ruger Lightweight Carry Revolver Review

by G&A Staff 2

Ruger is not known for overhyping its products, so when company spokesman Ken Jorgensen stood up in front of me… more »

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The .45 Colt for Personal Defense

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Is the .45 Colt a viable round for self defense?

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Cimarron Open Top Review

by Rick Hacker 2

Prior to the emergence of the Single Action Army in 1873, one of the most popular Colts was the 1860… more »

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How to Adjust “Fixed” Sights on a Handgun

by admin 0

Make your fixed sight gun shoot where you aim it.

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The .38 is Still Special

by admin 0

With modern ammunition, the .38 Special isn’t your grandad’s revolver.

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