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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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Old Lucky

Texas Ranger captain Frank Hamer (1884-1955) was one of the best examples of the transition from horseback Rangers to Rangers of the modern era. As soon as his horseback days were over, Hamer chose to set aside his boots and … Continue reading

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The Ruger Shopkeeper

Every so often I pick up a gun and just can’t put it down. I suspect some of you folks are the same way. My latest case of serious addiction is the Ruger Shopkeeper. This is one of those guns … Continue reading

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Five Beans in the Wheel

There is something important that folks need to know about traditional single-action revolvers (the exception being the newer guns with transfer-bar safeties, like the New Model Rugers). If you load all of the chambers in the cylinder and the gun … Continue reading

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