Tag Archives: .357 magnum

Revolvers: A Favorite…

If you read my last post (Double-action Revolvers, Why Not?) you’ll know that I have been thinking a bit about DA sixguns and their value as defensive tools. In light of that, I thought I might share with you about … Continue reading

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Skeeter Skelton, You Like to Got Me in Trouble

In 1968, I went to work for a 50-man police department up in North Texas. We had to buy our own leather and guns. And the guns had to be either Colts or Smith & Wesson revolvers. We could carry … Continue reading

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Remembering Mr. Bill

I’m working on a story about Bill Jordan for my column in Shooting Illustrated. And, thinking back on our time together, I remembered a hunting yarn about Bill that I thought I would share with you. We were hunting turkey … Continue reading

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Too Good to Die

The .38 Super cartridge was introduced in 1928. It was simply the .38 ACP cartridge with hotter powder, giving almost 1300fps with a 130gr bullet. Colt made the move when they realized that their 1911 pistol could withstand higher pressures … Continue reading

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