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Byproduct of a Bad-Ass, Pistol-Packing Irishman

To help pass the time until my U.N.C.L.E. carbine returns, I thought I'd treat you all to a sneak peak of a feature I'm been working on for Shooting Illustrated involving another pistol near and dear to me—the Colt Fitz Special.

Perfect Fitz

The modifications J.H. FitzGerald made to wheelguns more than 80 years ago paved the way for the modern snub-nose revolver.

Sig Sauer P250 Compact

At the heart of the P250's modular capabilities is its fire-control assembly, or frame. The versatility is made possible by the fact that, unlike most polymer semi-autos, the 250's hammer, sear and trigger, are contained in a single unit.

Novak's Custom Smith & Wesson 65 Half-Fitz Special

The Novak Custom Smith & Wesson Model 65 is not only a contemporary version of the classic Colt snubnose, it proves even a good defensive wheelgun can be improved upon.

Custom-Made Frontier Gunleather Shoulder Holster

Whether classic or contemporary, Frontier Gunleather provides old-school craftsmanship and a touch of class to your favorite handgun.

Purdy Indeed

What goes better with a classic snubby than classy gunleather, especially when it showcasess designs that pays homage to the holstermakers of old.

Snubnose Revolvers: Still Meeting Defensive Needs

The snubnose revolver, staple of 1950s cop shows, has a storied heritage and is still a valid concealed-carry option.

Firearm Training: Safety First

Safety is always key when you are unfamiliar with a new firearm.

Holsters Past and Present

Appendix carry, pocket holsters, shoulder rigs, there is really nothing new under the sun.

Customizing the Colt Detective Special

Got a gun with that has seen better days? Perhaps Grandpa’s favorite gun was obviously “well loved?” Talented gunsmiths and other artisans are out there who can give your favorite firearm a much-needed face-lift.

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