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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 »


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 »


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 »


Smallbore Snubbie: Ruger LCR-22 Review

by Dick Metcalf 40

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 »


Smith & Wesson Governor Review

by Payton Miller 3

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 »


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 »


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 »

#2-S&W 500s

Where Do You Draw the Line on Handgun Recoil?

by Dan Johnson 202

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 »


Ruger LCR .357 Review

by Payton Miller 9

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

.357 Magnums

Hard-Hitting Handful: The .357 Magnum Review

by Patrick Sweeney 3

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


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

by Patrick Sweeney 5

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


Smith & Wesson 638 Review

by Steve Gash 4

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


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 »


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 »


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 »


A Brand New Spin: Ruger Lightweight Carry Revolver Review

by Dick Metcalf 2

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


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 »


Cowboy Up: 255-grain lead .45 Colt Review

by Rick Hacker 4

Aloud, pre-dawn creak on the wooden porch outside his bedroom window awoke the homeowner and alerted him that something was… more »


Colt Police Positive Special Review

by Payton Miller 5

  The concept of what constitutes the ideal police handgun seems to be an ever-changing one. Here in the age… more »


Ruger SP101 Magnum Review

by Patrick Sweeney 0

There was a time when .32 handguns were held in good regard. The Colt SAA in .32-20 was the third-largest-selling… more »


S&W Centennial Review

by Steve Comus 4

August-2007 There are those among us who would suggest that the Smith & Wesson Model 40 Centennial revolver is the… more »


Smith & Wesson Model 58 Review

by Payton Miller 5

For those who have never seen a Smith & Wesson Model 58, try to imagine an older square-butt, four-inch, heavy-barreled… more »

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