Category Archives: Revolvers

Colt New Frontier

Some years ago, I received this Colt New Frontier as a gift from some friends who were handling PR work for Colt Firearms. It is chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge and the action was tuned by the Colt Custom Shop. It … Continue reading

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Lessons of the FBI Miami Shootout

Studying gunfights of the past allows concealed-carry licensees to prepare for the ever-changing dynamics of a life-threatening encounter in ways that practicing on a typical square range cannot. On April 11, 1986, FBI agents were engaged in a gunfight that … Continue reading

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Is Your Chamber Empty?

Lately, I have been hearing that a number of people carry their defensive semi-automatics without a round in the chamber. I suppose that this is most often done with the thought of increasing the safety of the handgun and avoiding … Continue reading

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Dry Firing Your Gun: Is it Safe?

Dry practice – practicing shooting techniques without using live ammunition – is an excellent way to strengthen the basic skills of good marksmanship. You notice I am using the term “Dry Practice,” instead of “Dry-Fire Practice,” in order to remind … Continue reading

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