I’ve always wanted a pair of matching “cowboy guns.” By matching, I mean a six-shooter and a classic lever-action rifle, chambered in the same caliber. Ideally, that caliber would be .45 Colt. Childhood dreams? Maybe. Or perhaps just because. When we decided to do some stories and videos on these classic guns, we quickly looked […]
Single-Action revolvers like the classic Colt SAA have a few tricks and quirks to them. It’s important to know how they operate, not just so you can load and unload them properly, but for safety reasons, too. Often called “six shooters,” these revolvers were more frequently “five shooters.” That’s not because they didn’t have room […]
I went shooting with friend and fellow gun writer William yesterday afternoon and he brought along the un-possible. Here’s a Ruger Vaquero. No big deal, they’re pretty common. If you haven’t seen one, they’re beautiful single action pistols. I was a little surprised as Williams is a complete and total .40 S&W caliber nut. He […]
Here’s a SHOT Show announcement that caught me by surprise. Traditions Firearms, normally known for black powder rifles and pistols, is releasing single action revolvers. Initially offered in .357 Magnum / .38 Special and .45 Long Colt, they’ll be available at retailers soon.
Here’s an excerpt from our brand new book, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition. It’s the second in the Insanely Practical Guide Series… Single-action is a pretty simple concept. And it has nothing to do with online dating sites, chance encounters at the laundromat or a night on the town with two […]