I bought a lightly used S&W 640-3 about four years ago. A friend’s elderly neighbor was thinning his collection and didn’t want his guns getting into the wrong hands. It was priced fairly, and I rationalized the purchase as an altruistic deed to help the man out. Continue reading “A Pretty Capable J-Frame”
The Colt Officers Model Match .22
Every RevolverGuy needs a .22 caliber revolver. Continue reading “The Colt Officers Model Match .22 “
SHOT Show 2023 Roundup
Another SHOT Show is in the books, and it’s time for a roundup of some of the products and news that will interest you as RevolverGuys (and Gals–I hope you know you’re always included in that general description, when I use it). So, without further adieu, let’s get to it!
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”
Range Report: The RIA AL3.1 .357 Magnum
I recently had the opportunity to test two (relatively) new guns from Rock Island Armory. One was the AL22M in .22 WMR. The other, and the subject of this review, is the RIA AL3.1 .357 Magnum revolver. Continue reading “Range Report: The RIA AL3.1 .357 Magnum”
Rock Island Armory’s AL 9.0 Revolver
I received a sample revolver recently from Armscor/Rock Island Armory to review, after it caught Mike’s interest at the SHOT show. Continue reading “Rock Island Armory’s AL 9.0 Revolver”
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?”
Square and Round Butts
Let’s talk about butts.
Neat Colt Ads
A RevolverGuy shared these older Colt ads with me, and I really enjoyed looking at them.
The Mountain Gun
The idea that led to Smith & Wesson’s Mountain Gun started as a conversation between two world class shooters. The conversation took place back in the 1980’s, when these shooters were known for their prowess with semiautomatics in action pistol competition.
Tommy Campbell and Ross Seyfried discussed their thoughts on the perfect revolver. They took what they considered to be the best features of guns from the past and combined them with the advancements of that day. It’s gratifying to know that they were RevolverGuys at heart… Continue reading “The Mountain Gun”