Category Archives: Revolver

I Carry a Gun – and it’s Heavy

When I worked as a LEO, in a past lifetime, I carried a lot of equipment on my body. I don’t know what piece of equipment was heavier; the Motorola radio or the Colt Series 80 MK IV “Government” model … Continue reading

Uberti 1873 Cattleman II “Old West” Revolver

Imagine, if you will, holding in your hand an original 1st generation 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver; the “Gun that won the West” only you don’t know that yet because it has not been termed as such. Picture if … Continue reading

Revisiting the Ruger GP100

The Ruger GP100 was introduced in 1985 to replace the Security-Six/Service-Six/Speed-Six revolvers. The Ruger GP100 was also a call to compete with the Smith & Wesson 586/686 revolver that was adopted by many law enforcement agencies and handgun shooters of … Continue reading

Complicating the Draw Stroke

It is a wonderment to behold when you watch professional shooter like Jerry Miculek and others perform and practice their profession. Fluid draw strokes leading to extremely fast shots and splits between shots amaze us mere mortals. I am sure … Continue reading

Uberti 1872 Army Open-Top Revolver (New Model 341350) – Review

In 1871 Colt’s had patented at least two rear-loading revolvers using metallic cartridges: the Colt House Revolver and the Open Top. The House revolver went into production the same year in 1871 but the Open Top didn’t start production until … Continue reading

When A Firearm is “You”

When was the last time that you felt a gun was, well you? You are carrying it, right. Or maybe, it is your house shotgun, your favorite MSR, or hunting rifle. What makes that gun, you? Perhaps, it is the … Continue reading

Carrying Spare Ammunition – Revolver

The challenge of carrying spare ammunition for the revolver is not any different today than when revolvers began evolving. Unlike most semi-automatic pistols, revolvers are limited to six or seven rounds of ammunition (.22/.22 WMR revolvers are, of course, an … Continue reading

A Ten-Round Speed Strip for Your Snub Nose Revolver

So you carry, or want to carry, a snub nose revolver for defensive use. The snub nose revolver may be used as a primary carry or as a back-up to your primary carry. One of the challenges, if you do … Continue reading

1875 Remington ‘Outlaw’ by A. Uberti

Between 25,000 and 30,000 Remington revolvers were manufactured during the years 1875-1889 in three different ammunition sizes: .44 Remington Center fire; .44-40; and .45 Long Colt. These were not optional; rather, the caliber of production models was determined by their … Continue reading

Rediscovering (Early) Revolvers

There are several things that I love (among others, of course) and two of those are “Period Correct” movies (firearms and manner of dress) and firearms used during those periods. The period that I am addressing is a short period … Continue reading