This is the next installment in our survey of revolver gunsmiths, which is designed as a resource for you, the reader. It’s our hope that you’ll discover some names you weren’t familiar with before, and learn a little more about the ones you already knew. Continue reading “Revolver Gunsmith Roundup, Part II”
I was having a “campfire conversation” with RevolverGuy Dean Caputo, recently, about the handling characteristics of various handguns. At one point, we were busy comparing the pointing characteristics of some popular snub revolvers, and we discovered that we shared a mutual appreciation for the “pointability” of the J-Frame revolver. Continue reading “Pointing and Bore Axis”
The 9mm Ruger LCR made quite a favorable impression on me when I reviewed it here in these pages more than two years ago. It had a very good trigger, the sights were well-regulated, and it packed a powerful punch. When it was loaded with ammo that featured lighter projectiles and/or a good crimp, it was extremely reliable, and its light weight and snag-free design made it easy to carry and draw from concealment.
There was one problem that I didn’t solve to my satisfaction though, and that was how to carry spare ammunition for it. Continue reading “Jeffrey Custom Leather Moon Pocket”
One of the advantages of Ruger’s .327 LCR is its versatility, thanks to the plethora of cartridges it chambers. Continue reading “Homebrewing for the .327 Ruger LCR”
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”