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Smith and Wesson 686 plus revolver with Speed Beez speedloader

Firearms

Review: Smith and Wesson’s L Frame Magnum

Smith and Wesson’s 1935 .357 Magnum was introduced to a handgunning world far different than the one we live in today. Smith and Wesson .38 K frame revolvers, the Colt Army Special, and even the Colt Single Action Army were popular sidearms. The Smith and Wesson Triple Lock was the choice was many professional shooters.

Taylors and Company Cattlebrand revolver

Firearms

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.

Loaded Smith and Wesson Model 625 JM with cylinder open atop a box of ammunition

Firearms

Review: Smith and Wesson 625 JM — A Fast Shooting Revolver

The Smith and Wesson 625 JM is a big burly revolver that has many good design features. This stainless steel revolver features fully adjustable rear sights, a post front sight with a brass insert often referred to as a gold bead, a full underlugged barrel, and a smooth trigger action.

Kimber K6s with a speedloader inserted into the cylinder

Firearms

Review: Kimber K6s Revolver

For the K6s, Kimber began with a clean slate and created a revolver with features that are completely modern. The K6s primary innovation is an impossibly thin, six-shot cylinder. This six-shot .357 Magnum revolver is less than 1.5 inches wide. The cylinders are counter shrunk, in the classic style for safety. To aid in cylinder rotation, the case rim doesn’t drag on the recoil shield, but that is far from all of the K6s’s new attributes.

Chrome revolver top and SIG Sauer Emperor Scorpion bottom

Firearms

Top 10 Handgun Posts of 2017

Handgun articles are a favorite of readers who visit The Shooter’s Log, and interest in handguns cuts across all types, sizes, budgets, and uses. Here is The Shooter’s Log’s top 10 handgun and accessories stories of 2017.

NAA Pug revolver right

Firearms

Review: North American Arms PUG

The North American Arms PUG isn’t the ideal defensive handgun. However, it is a well made revolver that never gives trouble. That means a lot. There are folks who simply cannot be convinced to carry a larger handgun, and something is better than nothing. Think of the people would have loved to have had a .22 magnum revolver handy when attacked.The North American Arms PUG isn’t the ideal defensive handgun. However, it is a well made revolver that never gives trouble. That means a lot. There are folks who simply cannot be convinced to carry a larger handgun, and something is better than nothing. Think of the people would have loved to have had a .22 magnum revolver handy when attacked.

Attacker with a knife an man drawing his concealed pistol

Firearms

Choosing a Handgun

A few decades ago, the FBI did a study and found that a handgun that weighs over 35 ounces becomes a drag on the pants after a few hours. Perhaps concealed carry handgun permit holders should consider 26 ounces as a reasonable top end. Read the full article article for additional .

1911 pistol that is cocked and locked

Concealed Carry

Pistols 101: Pistol Actions and Triggers Versus Performance

The story of handguns and how they work is very interesting but may also be frustrating to the beginner. Some definitions are stretched by the makers. As an example quite a few handguns cloud the definition of double action or double action only operation. Understanding how a pistol operates is an important part of the selection process when choosing a handgun. This article details the action and how the trigger action affects performance and handling.

Hard cast bullet

Ammunition

A Brawny Handful of Revolver and the .38-44 Buffalo Bore

Most feel the .38-44 set the stage for the .357 Magnum revolver—and it did—but the .38-44 is more than a footnote in history. This is a fine revolver that is useful on its own merits. Buffalo Bore is famous for first-class loads that maximize the caliber, and this is no exception.