When we ran our 2022 SHOT Show Roundup article, one of the companies we highlighted was RevUp Action, which was promoting a replacement hammer design for Smith & Wesson revolvers, with frame-mounted firing pins, that would dramatically change the double action trigger pull. The idea was very intriguing, so we arranged for RevolverGuy to get a pre-production sample of the RevUp Action hammer for test and evaluation, and we’re now ready to report on our findings. Continue reading “The RevUp Action Hammer”
Guns of the 2022 Shootists’ Holiday
Back in 1986, acclaimed gunwriter John Taffin joined forces with a few personal and industry friends to form a group that would bring together like-minded shooters from across the nation. The Shootists, as it came to be known, was dedicated to what John calls the “Four F’s”: Faith, Family, Friends and Firearms. Continue reading “Guns of the 2022 Shootists’ Holiday”
Smith & Wesson Takes a Stand For Freedom
“It has been said that history repeats itself. This is perhaps not quite correct; it merely rhymes.”
RevolverGuy readers with a little white in their hair could be forgiven if recent events in the realm of Second Amendment politics evoked strong memories of an earlier era, because history does indeed “rhyme.” Continue reading “Smith & Wesson Takes a Stand For Freedom”
Book Review: Defensive Revolver Fundamentals, 2nd Ed.
Fans of RevolverGuy are certainly familiar with Grant Cunningham, whose work we’ve featured many times before in these pages. Continue reading “Book Review: Defensive Revolver Fundamentals, 2nd Ed.”
Random Thoughts From CCW Qualification
I attended a state-mandated refresher class to renew my CCW permit last week, and had the opportunity to see about sixty “regular folks” (versus hardcore gun enthusiasts, like us) complete a basic qualification test with their chosen gear.
Ugh. Continue reading “Random Thoughts From CCW Qualification”
SK Custom Grips Update
I was recently talking to friend Scott Kolar, of SK Custom Grips, to get an update on how things were going at one of the industry’s finest grip makers. Continue reading “SK Custom Grips Update”
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
It’s the eternal question; One that torments the minds of RevolverGuys even more than “Smith versus Colt,” “Blued versus Stainless,” or “Leather versus Kydex.” Continue reading “Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?”
A Snub For Home Defense?
I can hear the chorus of self-proclaimed “operators” now . . .
“But, but, but . . . you’ll get kilt! Are you crazy?”
Well, I might be, but not because I think a snub makes a good home defense gun. Continue reading “A Snub For Home Defense?”
TK Custom Kimber K6S Firing Pin and Spring Kit
If you’ve been hanging around RevolverGuy for a while, you probably recognize the company name, TK Custom. Continue reading “TK Custom Kimber K6S Firing Pin and Spring Kit”
Square and Round Butts
Let’s talk about butts.