Mike joined friend Arik Levy, the host of the excellent Firearms Nation Podcast, for another round of discussion Continue reading “RevolverGuy On the Firearms Nation Podcast”
If you’re looking for an autopistol mechanic these days, the world’s your oyster, but it’s a little more difficult to find a quality gunsmith to work on your revolver or build the custom one of your dreams. Continue reading “Revolver Gunsmith Roundup, Part I”
One of my favorite things about RevolverGuy is the sense of community we have here. I’m proud of the fact that we’ve created a place where revolver enthusiasts can gather to share their interests and ideas, and enjoy some great fellowship. Continue reading “Chig’s Grips GP100 Grip Panels”
I was working a shift at the gun club recently, and one of my friends was eager to show me his new revolver. As he was talking me through the details of the new gun, I noticed that the rear sight was pushed far over to one side, and my friend explained that the correction had been necessary to get the gun to shoot straight.
Being a RevolverGuy, I have to admit I was a little suspicious. Continue reading “Barrel “Clocking” Issues”
My attention was recently directed to an article that was ostensibly a review of a one-day revolver class at ITTS (which I had taken myself, back in 2019), but drifted into a conversation about revolver reliability. The author, who appears to be new to handguns and shooting, was rather shocked to see 5 of the 14 revolvers in the class (including their own) “had malfunctioned so irreparably that they were unusable” before they managed to get through even 200 rounds. Continue reading “Comparing Revolver and Autopistol Reliability”
Ruger’s LCR is proven and deserves its place as one of the top choices in a snubby revolver. It has been well documented here at RevolverGuy, and comments on Mike’s articles confirm a large and loyal following. Continue reading “The .327 Federal Magnum Ruger LCR”
. . . thanks to a Los Angeles Police Department Detective Lieutenant.
We recently discussed the ins and outs of .38 Special ammunition for snubby revolvers here in these pages, and described the challenges involved with trying to make the most special of revolver cartridges perform from abbreviated barrels, which rob velocity and energy from the bullet. As a moderate energy level cartridge, the .38 Special doesn’t have a surplus of energy that it can afford to lose, and when you shoot it in the small guns, it can lose just enough energy to have a dramatic effect on terminal performance. Continue reading “The .38 Special Hydra-Shok Deep Journey”
I encountered this dud round in the middle of a shooting competition at the range recently. Even though it’s from one of those bottom feeders—Eek!—it provides a good opportunity to make a few observations that are universal in nature, and not related to any particular weapon type.