Category Archives: Revolver

HANDGUN SIGHTS – FIXED OR ADJUSTABLE?

So, you just got your brand-spankin’ new pistol in and you are at the range to try it out for the first time. The pistol has fixed sights, but you knew that when you bought it, and it really didn’t … Continue reading

RUGER REDHAWK SQUARE CLASSIC PANEL SUPER ROSEWOOD CHECKERED BY THE ALTAMONT COMPANY

In my review of the Ruger Redhawk, a range rental revolver that I had purchased, the original grips (Hogue Bantam) were changed out to the Hogue Monogrip. The Hogue Monogrip is a much larger grip that would help me hold … Continue reading

Ruger SP101, 2.25″, Model Number: 5718, Caliber: 357 Magnum

Two of my all-time favorite revolvers is the Ruger GP141 with a 3” barrel and the Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. Unfortunately, I own neither. My third favorite revolver would be the DAO Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. … Continue reading

Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum, 4.20-inch Barrel, SS

I had owned a Ruger Redhawk in the past, but it was sold during hard times. It was one of those revolvers that I regretted selling, but I could not live in it, drive it, or eat it so it … Continue reading

The Altamont Company

When I discover a good product made by a good company in the U.S.A., and like it, I tend to stay with it, and I will promote it when I can. Such is the case with the Altamont Company, which … Continue reading

Smith and Wesson Model 686 .357 Magnum Revolver

A Visit with a Friend From the Past There was a time when I was a LEO, a Sheriff’s Deputy, in fact.  When I was first hired, the department that I worked for, a suburb of Atlanta, allowed us to … Continue reading

Heritage Security Products Quick Access Personal Safe

Model P3EAR When you need to secure a handgun, especially in homes with small children or inquisitive young adults, a good safe is a good thing to have. A $100 investment can keep you handgun and other valuables out of … Continue reading

Ruger ‘New Model’ Single-Six Convertible

A New Look at an old Single Action Revolver There, nestled away in a Pawn Shop showcase, was a New Model Ruger ‘Single Six’ Convertible. That was in 2010 and I am still drawn to it today as I was … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Pietta 1851 Navy Colt, .36 Caliber “Griswold” The Day the Bear Ate Me!

This was my introduction to Pietta firearms. It was also my introduction black powder percussion revolvers. For all of my early West (cartridge) firearms, Uberti has been my top choice. However, I felt that it was time to take a … Continue reading

The Old West Lives On! Uberti 1873 Colt SA Army (Cavalry) Reproduction

Matt Dillon (James Arness) of the T.V. series “Gunsmoke” had a long one. History has stated that Wyatt Earp supposedly had an even longer one.  Wild Bill Hickok had a normal-sized one, while Bat Masterson and Doc Holiday had shorter … Continue reading