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Ruger .357 Maximum

Many of us handgunners began our centerfire career with the original Ruger Blackhawk. The new Maximum featured a longer cylinder than earlier guns, with a frame sized appropriately for the stretched cartridge and cylinder.

Aged to Protection

Senior citizens are getting concealed-carry permits in record numbers. We spoke to a few older Americans to find out why.

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.

The Name Game

You gotta admit, .357 Magnum has a ring to it. How could a cartridge with that name be anything less than magnificent?

Steyr M40-A1

What's this? An Austrian-made, semi-automatic, striker-fired, double-action-only, polymer-framed pistol with a paddle safety on the trigger face?

The Ruger LCR Today

There have been some dynamic events in the world of compact (or snub-nose) revolvers.

Chiappa Rhino 200DS

Chiappa turns traditional revolver logic upside down with its Rhino 200DS.

Mid-Range Riflery

It's not much fun to go to an outdoor range when the temperature drops below freezing or the heavens open. Unfortunately, that means rough weather keeps all but the most hardcore enthusiasts off the range.

.357 SIG

One of the sleepers of modern pistol cartridges is slowly slipping away from us.

Hammer or Hammerless

It's a choice everyone who carries a small-frame revolver faces, and one wheelgun advocate presents evidence that could help with the decision.

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