Welcome to RevolverGuy.com!
I got the inspiration for this blog when I decided to trim down my firearms battery and get back to basics. This was partially for financial reasons, partially for practicality’s sake, and partly because…well, I’ve always had a soft spot for wheel guns. So, I got rid of my slab-sided 1911s, soulless Glocks, and other self-cockers, but held on to the rotators. I started getting them out on the range, carrying them, and taking them to IDPA matches. And I noticed two things:
The first thing I noticed: people were interested in them! When I could pull off a decently fast reload, people suddenly wanted to shoot their revolvers, too. The second thing I noticed: there aren’t a whole lot of good revolvers-only blogs on the internet. Seeing a niche in the market, I decided to make my own.
What I’m not: I’m not in my 60’s or 70’s. Actually, I’m not even in my 40’s yet. I’m not an expert or world champion shooter. I’m not a guy that owns three dozen revolvers, and this isn’t a industry micro-blog. I’m just a dude with a limited budget like everyone else, so this won’t – unfortunately – be the gun-of-the-month club.
Who am I? At the end of the day, I’m just a guy that loves revolvers. But I’m a decent revolver shooter and the word “enthusiast” probably fits me pretty well. And ultimately, that’s what revolverguy.com is – a place to share my enthusiasm for revolvers and maybe a few other topics that I really enjoy. So sit back, stay tuned, and enjoy!
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Welcome to the world of blogging. And a very special Welcome to the wheel gun fraternity!
Though I’m a tad older than thee, I’ve also gone through a transition phase that has returned me to my roots as a hand-gunner. Admittedly, my age has had a lot to do with the return to wheelies, a problem you noted in another post: arthritis isn’t very compatible with operating ‘sliders’, as you call them.
Too, there was one other wheel-gunner at my club who good naturedly took the ribbing he was getting for numerous reload operations, but sticks with his revolver love. Once I (going to take a little credit here, however misplaced it may be) started shooting our competitions with my ancient 40+ year-old shooters, there’ve been quite a few, young and old, who’ve begun shooting revolvers. (So many, in fact, that the club has renewed a ‘revolver only’ competition so we don’t have to undergo the incessant reload-ribbing, I guess.)
One of the great things about revolvers is when a youngster watches a six-gunner blast through a series of plates then comes up after and asks, ‘How do you cock that thing so fast?’ And I get to explain, ‘I’m using double action.’ Just warms the cockleshells.
Again, welcome to the world of the Wheel Gun. And blogging.
Sincere thanks for the warm welcome! It’s really good to read that there are enough of us around to have “revolver only” shoots!
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