It’s been 52 years since the pivotal Newhall Gunfight changed the landscape for police training, tactics, equipment and culture. Continue reading “Newhall Anniversary”
One of my favorite things to do here at RevolverGuy is to introduce the readers to the talented artisans who make the products that we know and love. I often find that their personal stories are as interesting as the popular wares which bear their marque! Continue reading “Simply Rugged Leather”
I recently spent some time carrying a bigger revolver than I normally carry, and the experience reminded me how small details can make a big difference—often out of proportion to their size. Continue reading “Thoughts On The Compact Service Revolver”
Back in March of 2018, I wrote about my custom Fitz’ed Colt Official Police .38 Special here in these pages. Fellow RevolverGuys can tell from my story that I have more than just a passing interest in revolvers that have received the Fitz treatment. Continue reading “Colt 1917 .45 ACP Revolver – Fitz’ed!”
A valued member of the RevolverGuy team recently reported an incident in which a police officer friend misidentified a live, .38 Special wadcutter cartridge as a “blank,” while the pair was looking for something else in the ammo locker. Fortunately, this mistake was immediately corrected, on the spot, by our friend, and the young SWAT officer learned a valuable lesson that might prevent a terrible tragedy, down the road. Continue reading “PSA: Wadcutters are NOT Blanks!”
It was a great disappointment when the 2021 SHOT Show was canceled, so I was very eager to travel to Vegas, in mid-January, for the 2022 SHOT Show. I was really looking forward to linking up with all my industry friends, and seeing what the manufacturers had up their sleeves for us RevolverGuys this year. Continue reading “SHOT Show 2022 Roundup”
. . . Thanks To Two Brave Men, With a Rock and a .44 Special
The Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce (DJCC) is an organization of young professionals who are engaged in networking and community involvement. They have supported the city through numerous events and activities, since 1918.
One of the Chamber’s activities is especially dear to law enforcement and the law-abiding citizens they serve, because it memorializes the February 7, 1951 line-of-duty death of Dallas Police Department Officer Willis Wood “Johnny” Sides, who was slain just 21 days after graduating from the police academy, as fifth in his class. Continue reading “The Day a Crime Spree Ended in Hardy, Arkansas . . .”
The most common question about revolver ammunition right now is, “where can I find some?” The demand-induced shortage which began in 2020 is still very much with us, and finding some ammunition—of any sort, as long as it’s the right caliber—is foremost on the buyer’s mind.
However, when we’re not in the middle of an ammunition crisis, RevolverGuys can be more particular about choosing bullet weights, styles, brands and velocities. As they ponder the available choices out there, one of the most common questions that arises concerns the “+P” and “+P+” flavors of .38 Special ammunition. RevolverGuys—particularly new ones–will commonly ask, “can I shoot .38 Special +P (or +P+) ammo in my gun?”