Skeeter Skelton once wrote that the only way to improve upon the Smith & Wesson Model 24 .44 Special would be to make it in stainless steel. Soon after, S&W presented the Model 624, a .44 Special N-frame made from stainless instead of carbon steel. I happened to have read Skeeter’s words a few days prior to walking into a local gun store that had a 624 in their used gun display. It had the 4-inch barrel (6-inches was an option) and was wearing Pachmayr rubber grips. The price was right with no box or papers and I became the new owner of my first .44 Special. Continue reading “A RevolverGuy Tribute to Skeeter Skelton”
The sands of time fall slowly through the neck of the hourglass at the border, and sometimes they stop entirely. Despite the progress made in other parts of the nation by the early part of the 20th Century, the border Southwest of the 1920s to 1940s looked virtually unchanged from the days before the Mexican-American War, almost a hundred years earlier (1846-48). The endless revolutions, bandit wars, cross-border raids, smuggling, looting, livestock theft, lynchings, military invasions, murder, and “normal” border violence disproved any notion that the days of the “Wild West” were over. Continue reading “Fighting Leather: The Jordan Holster”
If you’re a Revolver Guy, you should know that Mike Wood was recently the guest of Mike Seeklander on the American Warrior Show. Mike was invited on to talk about the Newhall Shooting and he did a fantastic job. If you haven’t heard it, check it out HERE. And if you don’t know what the American Warrior Show is, keep reading! Continue reading “Mike Wood on The American Warrior Show”
Ok, ok – they aren’t revolvers but 1911s are still pretty cool. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Aaron from the In the Rabbit Hole Urban Survival Podcast. I was in his neck of the woods so we met up and the talk turned to firearms. As it happens, Aaron has never owned a 1911, and I have owned a bunch and carried them in combat, so…we decided to record an episode. If you want to hear me ramble on about old guns (that aren’t revolvers) check it out HERE!
You might’ve noticed I’ve been a bit absent from the blog lately. That will change, but several things are going on. My day-job is keeping me very, very busy lately and I’m working on some bigger Revolver Guy projects that are taking longer to finish than most. To give you guys something to look at (and assure you guys Mike and I haven’t abandoned RevolverGuy.com for some sleek, head-turning, young self-loader) here are a couple links to some reading material: Continue reading “Article on Lucky Gunner and other RG Reading”
I recently wrote about Delta Airlines’ “CAGPT” program and my experience with it. Since I frequently fly with firearms, I am going to make an effort to catalog my experiences. My most recent flight was with American Airlines. While not quite as bad as my experience with Delta, the American Airlines BSO tag doesn’t make me feel much better. Continue reading “Flying with Firearms: American Airlines BSO”
Yesterday I joined Tom Gresham on Gun Talk Radio to talk about “the year of the revolver!” As Tom and I discussed, 2017 has seen a ton of new interest in revolvers, as evidenced by RevolverGuy.com and others. We chatted about how I got into revolvers, new revolvers on the market, Lobo Gunleather, and whether or not RevolverGuy.com will ever cover single-action revolvers! Check it out HERE!
Since reading Protect Yourself with your Snubnose Revolver by Grant Cunningham, I’ve been convinced I need to try revolver stocks sans finger grooves. Unfortunately, finding stocks for a square butt revolver isn’t the easiest task. After my dismal experience with the Pachmayr Presentation, I decided to just go with something I had a bit more confidence in: the VZ Grips L-Frame Tactical Diamonds. Continue reading “VZ Grips L-Frame Tactical Diamonds”