RevolverGuy 101: Dos and Don’ts

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the tremendous surge in demand for guns and ammunition, that began in the Spring of 2020. It’s the biggest gun story of the past year, and it certainly affects all of us as consumers of guns and ammunition. Continue reading “RevolverGuy 101: Dos and Don’ts”

Revolver Gunsmith Roundup, Part II

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”

Pointing and Bore Axis

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”

Jeffrey Custom Leather Moon Pocket

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”

Barrel “Clocking” Issues

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”

Comparing Revolver and Autopistol Reliability

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”