Ruger 10mm GP100, Part II: Field Report

The 10mm Auto is one of those cartridges with the capacity to capture the imagination like few others. Daydreams of charging feral pigs, scarcely trod trails, and pine-perfumed air are nearly inescapable when handling a 10mm. I fell under this spell years ago, and managed to break free for awhile…until the 10mm GP100 came along. The Centimeter GP was a pleasant surprise; I had given up hope of owning a duty-sized wheelgun in BESTmm. Handling and shooting this versatile revolver stokes a handgunner’s imagination like few other revolvers and suffice to say, I am a fan. This field report will explain why. Continue reading “Ruger 10mm GP100, Part II: Field Report”

Training Opportunity: Rogers Memorial Revolver Roundup

The Pat Rogers Memorial Revolver Roundup is just around the corner! Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this year’s Roundup, but I do want to make sure that everyone here knows about it. The course will feature some absolute top-notch instruction, the opportunity to see some really sweet revolvers, and the chance to rub shoulders with a bunch of other RevolverGuys. If there’s one revolver event to go to, this is probably it! I don’t want to re-invent the wheel (pun totally intended), and I couldn’t describe it any better, so here is the description of the course from the Eventbrite page: Continue reading “Training Opportunity: Rogers Memorial Revolver Roundup”

AAR: Chuck Haggard Practical Revolvers Class

Early this year I wrote that my goal was to attend at least two professional training sessions by year’s end. After attending Competition Handgun back in May, I am happy to report that I recently completed my two-course goal with Chuck Haggard’s Practical Revolvers. Though this class was only a day long (and was cut short by rain) I was thoroughly impressed.  I also have a request for you guys, so please read all the way to the end.

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The Under-The-Extractor-Star Malfunction

I recently had one of the more obscure revolver malfunctions: the under-the-extractor-star malfunction. It didn’t happen anywhere bad. It wasn’t during a competition, it certainly wasn’t in a gunfight, and it didn’t even inconvenience one of my range sessions. It happened while I was cleaning the grit and gunk from the darling of my collection, my 686-3. Continue reading “The Under-The-Extractor-Star Malfunction”

The New Super Vel Super Snub .38 +P Review

If you’ve never heard of Lee Jurras, I’d be a little surprised. Maybe I shouldn’t be, but I would. Lee Jurras was the father of the modern hollowpoint. Way back in 1963 he founded a company called Super Vel and began developing not only hollowpoint bullets, but also shoving them out of guns at then-unheard-of velocities. In the intervening decades we have seen all sorts of advances in hollowpoint design, but they all owe to an idea Mr. Jurras had a long time ago. Continue reading “The New Super Vel Super Snub .38 +P Review”

Coming To Grips With Grip Adapters

When the double action, swing-out cylinder revolver began to take shape in the late 1800s, it seemed like the designers had already used up all their energy by the time they got to the back end. The grip frames on these guns were universally small, and the grips (or “stocks,” in S&W parlance) almost looked like they were afterthoughts.

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