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Colt: The Revolver of the American West

One of the great things about being a gun writer is that you never know what the day’s mail will bring. For instance, I just recently got a great book from Jim Muschett at Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. It is … Continue reading

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Garrett Cartridges

A while back I received the sad news that Randy Garrett, of Garrett Cartridges, was closing his business after some 26 years of building some of the best cast-bullet .44 Magnum and .45/70 loads that were available. The good news … Continue reading

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Frank Hamer Tales

Not only was Frank Hamer an interesting character, but he also set the mold for the Texas Rangers who came after him. Throughout his long career, Hamer always relied on his engraved Colt .45 single action. However, after his horseback … Continue reading

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The Scout Belt

The Scout Belt is an interesting piece of equipment that has its origins in the American Southwest. The first bottleneck rifle cartridges, the .30/30 & .30/40 Krag, were introduced about 1895, along with the production of the Winchester Models 1894 … Continue reading

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