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Double-Action Revolvers Have Their Drawbacks

There was a lot of interest and response to my last column on the double-action revolver. I appreciate that and, like a lot of you, I think the DA revolver is often overlooked as an option when folks select their defensive … Continue reading

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Snake Country

The snake you see in the above photo is a mojave rattlesnake. These rascals are a particular problem because they have a neurotoxin and a hemotoxin. In addition to their double potency, they seem to have a nastier disposition than … Continue reading

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The Cadillac of Snub-Nosed Revolvers

One of my favorite handguns started life as the Smith & Wesson Combat Magnum. Back in the 50’s, Bill Jordan was approached by the wheels at Smith & Wesson and asked to give his thoughts on the perfect revolver for … Continue reading

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A Classic Sixgun

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver (mfg. 1957-1999). But one of my all-time favorite DA revolvers happens to be the 2 1/2-inch version of the Model 19. I … Continue reading

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