One of the things about being a gun . . . enthusiast, shall we say . . . is that your mind easily drifts into thoughts about guns when you have a little idle time on your hands. And when you’re really a nut . . . um . . . enthusiast, well you pretty much think about guns all the time.
When I think of the guns that got away, I remember attending gun shows with my dad. My father went through periods of gun collecting that focused on certain types of guns. At one point he was into German made Walther PPK pistols. A particular seller had a dozen PPK 7.65mm pistols on his table. They were all nice. One was priced much lower than the rest. It had an odd cloisonné medallion on its left grip panel. When my dad inquired about it, the seller said, “Yeah, someone must have glued that on there. I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean, but it ruins the value of the gun. That’s why I have it priced so cheap. I think if I tried to get it off there, I’d ruin the grip.”
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they’re not. In theory I should be able to carry a speedloader reload for my wheelgun and use it effectively. Over the last 28 or 30 months, I’ve spent a massive amount of time thinking about reloading the revolver. I’ve worked with just about every speedloader on the market (and some that aren’t), and I’ve spent a good amount of time working with reloading techniques. And I’ve used a bunch of speedloader pouches, including some that haven’t yet been reviewed here. Continue reading “IWB Speedloader Pouches”
In the beginning, there was the percussion revolver, and it was good. But reloading those things took half a day, a picnic table, a pouch full of tools, and way too much patience, so we made sure to keep a good saber, knife, or hatchet nearby too. These also came in handy when we returned home to an angry wife, who was tired of cleaning the grease and blackpowder soot from our shirt and pants after a busy day on the battlefield. Continue reading “A Not-So-Serious Look at Reloading The Wheelgun”
My dad subscribed to many of the gun magazines back in the mid-1970s and I’d leaf through them, pausing to read a story when something special caught my eye: a Fitz Colt. One article in particular featured a photo of a stubby revolver with a short barrel, a short grip, a bobbed hammer, and a cut away trigger guard. That last feature was the most intriguing to me. Continue reading “A Special Fitz: My Fitz Colt Official Police”
If you’re a RevolverGuy, you’ve got one. A story, that is, about “the one that got away.” Actually, if you’re like me, you probably have several, but there’s one that just nags at you more than the rest, and which probably says more about you and your tastes than all the others. As I sit here thinking about it, there’s a handful of lost ballistic opportunities that still sting. Some of them were mine for the asking, others were just long shots, but all of them make me wonder, “what if?”
In this article, we will explore how to be constantly armed in a “gun-free” zone. This may mean an aircraft, airport terminal, museum, concert, sporting event, government building, etc. Anywhere and everywhere that has put measures in place to completely disarm us.
I am a firm believer in firearms training. Without training a firearm is little more than a talisman. Unfortunately, finding high-quality revolver training isn’t as easy as finding a course for running a bottom-feeder. Of course you could attend any old handgun class, but chances are good you’re going to have an instructor that doesn’t know much about revolvers and probably isn’t going to be able to help you much. In fact, us RevolverGuys have even been specifically exluded at certain training events*. There is good training out there, though, but you have to look pretty hard to find it. This article will tell you where to go to find some top-notch revolver training. Continue reading “Get Schooled! Revolver Training Roundup”
The article below is copied and pasted from Active Response Training with the permission of its author, Greg Ellifritz. I read this when it originally came out, and I read it again last week when Greg reposted it. I am reposting it here not only because Greg speaks my mind, but because articles of this sort get way too little attention. To be honest this is why I shy away from political discussion generally – I’m sick of American turning on American and our collective inability to carry on a reasonable conversation about any domestic policy issue. Continue reading “Bridging the Gap by Greg Ellifritz”
RevolverGuys are usually pretty savvy, and do a good job of selecting their equipment, but there’s one gear issue that tends to raise its head with frequency amongst handgunners, and it seems that RevolverGuys are not immune to it. That issue is selecting an appropriate belt for carrying a handgun.