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Traditions revolver with white grips and engraving

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Review: Traditions Engraved Revolvers

The Single Action Army has a storied history. Originally called the Top Strap revolver, the Peacemaker in civilian sales (and the Model P internally at Colt) and later the Frontier Six Shooter when chambered for the .44-40 cartridge, the Colt SAA was the most rugged, reliable and powerful cartridge revolver of the day.

Traditions Bill Tilghman revolver and Fiocchi ammunition

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Review: Traditions Bill Tilghman Revolver

Hand engraving is expensive. Few shooters in the old west era carried engraved firearms, but some did. During the gangster era Frank Hamer—the man who killed Bonnie and Clyde—carried Old Lucky, an engraved SAA .45. Bill Cody and a very few well-heeled shooters carried such revolvers. Today however, while you are not likely to be a famous gunman, you can own a fine, engraved revolver for traditions such as the Bill Tilghman Single Action Army.

Taylors and Company Cattlebrand revolver

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Review: Taylors and Company Cattlebrand Revolver — Single Action Army

Lawmen such as Lone Wolf Gonzullas, Tom Threepersons, and Frank Hamer carried the SAA long into the previous century. Today, we have first quality revolvers (and plenty of cheap competitors) that will serve well. These revolvers are affordable, and in my opinion, also among the most useful, smooth handling, and accurate SAA types ever manufactured.

Single Action Army revolver right profile

Firearms

Review: Cimarron Revolvers — Single Action Army for the Masses

The Colt Single Action Army revolver was the finest handgun of its day with excellent handling and exceptional accuracy. This is the still the single action revolver by which all others are judged. Best of all, Cimarron offers quality reproductions of the SAA featuring excellent accuracy and handling.

Traditions Liberty revolver right profile on leather holster and American flag

Firearms

Review: Traditions Liberty Single Action Revolver

I have been very happy with Pietta clones of the SAA, and when I saw the looks and price of the Traditions Liberty, it was love at first sight. The revolver features a beautiful blue finish. The engraving is nicely done with an appearance similar to acid etching, but the laser engraving is not as deep as old type German style engraving—and it costs a fraction of the original.

Firearms

SHOT Show 2016 Special Edition Day 1: Cimarron Eliminator Series

Cimarron offers firearms used to tame the frontier in Texas and the American West. Often regarded as the leader in Cowboy Action authenticity, Cimarron has supported Cowboy Action Shooters since 1987. For 2016, Cimarron continues that tradition with three new pistols in the Eliminator series.

Firearms

Winchester Model ’94—The Rifle That Won the West

The Winchester ’94 proved the perfect design for the USA’s first smallbore sporting rifle cartridge. Well over century later, the ’94 in its famous .30-30 cartridge is still a favorite of thousands of shooters and hunters. Here’s the story and modern offerings of this piece of western history.

Cimarron 1911 handgun left side

Range Reports

Cimarron’s Wild Bunch 1911

There are many like it, but the Cimarron 1911 Wild Bunch stands alone. Check out why Bob Campbell recommends this particular model 1911 for Cowboy Action Shooting.

Traditions 1873 revolver in half-cock position

Firearms

Traditions 1873 Revolver—Cowboy Action, Cowpoke, Self Defense

When the cowboy-shooting bug bites you, you get it bad. I love handling, loading, unloading and firing these revolvers, but they are too valuable and too expensive to own. That is why I turn to modern replicas like the Traditions revolver—a first class, well-made cowboy action shooter.