Category Archives: Classic Cartridges

Classic Cartridges: The .45 Colt

If any handgun cartridge deserves to be called a classic it is the .45 Colt. This round was developed by Colt Firearms and the Union Metallic Cartridge Co. about 1872. They did this in conjunction with Colt’s work on the … Continue reading

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Classic Cartridges: The .44 Magnum

The .44 Magnum cartridge is a direct descendent of the .44 Special cartridge, another great classic. Years ago, a group called “The .44 Associates” began to experiment with improved loads for the old .44 Special. The factory loads pushed a … Continue reading

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Classic Cartridges: The .375 Holland & Holland

I killed the big Asian buffalo bull, pictured above, in 2009, while hunting in Australia’s Northern Territory with Simon Kyle-Little from Australian Big Game Safaris. He was taken with a Ruger #1H, chambered for one of the truly classic cartridges … Continue reading

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The .45 Colt: A History

The .45 Colt cartridge was actually the beginning of the search for effective big-bore handgun cartridges. And this 139-year-old cartridge is still around because it is as effective and useful as it was in the days of the American frontier. … Continue reading

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