Recently, there has been a lot of interest and posts on “Fitz” revolvers on social media. I simply shake my head at the level of pontification and commentary by folks who have absolutely no concept of the reason they existed and what the intent was in their creation. There is a huge disconnect, so I thought I would do a post to explain the historical significance of these guns. Continue reading “Why The Fitz?”
In a surprise announcement today, Safariland released the first images of their new, “Blaster Strip,” catching the revolver universe off guard. Continue reading “New Blaster Strip”
I’m thinking about weirdos right now. Not the people panicking during these unprecedented world times, but rather weirdo revolvers. This doesn’t mean that I think weirdos are bad or good, inferior or well-made, it just means that they’re out of the norm as self-defense handguns. They’re just weird. Continue reading “Weird Revolvers & Revolver Cartridges”
Hey guys, two things real quick:
First, thanks to Mike (not Mike Wood) and Mike (Mike Wood), I’m turning comments back on for new articles for the foreseeable future. With everyone stuck at home I want to put this platform back in place.
Second, I’m trying to churn out 5-6 articles/week over at Swift/Silent/Deadly, also because folks are stuck at home, looking for stuff to do. If you’re looking for something to read, there’s a lot of new stuff over there. I’m also trying to teach some stuff over there. I would post it here, but most of it’s not revolver-related, but all of it is interesting!
Since publishing my last article on Zeta6 products I have been in touch with Zeta6’s owner, Michael Lyle. Michael is a unique guy in that he is always willing to accept input on his products. Today I’m going to look at his extensively modified J-Strip, the SYM-Strip, and a product yet to be seen in these pages: the Zeta6 K-PAK. Continue reading “The Zeta6 K-PAK and J-STRIP Update”
Justin has previously written about the challenges faced by RevolverGuys who actually want to carry revolvers as defensive arms, and one of the more frustrating aspects of doing this is finding a good way to carry a round-body speedloader. Continue reading “Don Hume Pack Six Speedloader Case”
I have been accused by some of you of ignoring the New York Reload. Honestly, this criticism is totally fair. I haven’t written about it and I don’t think about it very much. However, this is a technique that should be addressed. If you know me, you know I’ll address the good, the bad, and the ugly of everything, including the New York Reload, so let’s get started. Continue reading “A Critical Look at the New York Reload”
Long before I began my reviews (Part I, Part II) of the Henry .357 Magnum Carbine, a frequent reader here sent me a photo of his Wiley Clapp GP100 and levergun combo. I was as intrigued by his choice of accessories as I was the guns; the rifle had a beautiful leather butt-cuff with eight loaded cartridge loops. That led me to Diamond D Custom Leather of Wasilla, AK. Continue reading “Diamond D Custom Leather Butt Cuff & Sling”
As you guys know, I recently had the opportunity to spend a couple of months working with the Henry Big Boy Steel Carbine. This gun is heavily advertised as a hunting rifle, but I couldn’t overlook the self/home/farm-defense potential of this handy little carbine. Today I want to share just a few thoughts about using the Henry Big Boy Steel Carbine as a self-defense tool. I’m going to meander over some general lever-gun stuff, as well as some specifics of the Henry. If you’re interested in my full review of the carbine itself, you can check it out here. Continue reading “Henry Carbine Part II: Defensive Use”
While I love the appearance and other qualities of a good leather holster, I must admit that the “kydex crowd” enjoys some significant advantages that the hide stretchers don’t. Continue reading “Breaking In a Leather Holster”